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Call for papers: New horizons in geospatial lifestyle and food environment research

Healthy lifestyle

Edited by Maged N. Kamel Boulos
International Journal of Health Geographics

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Advances in lifestyle sensing, geo-tagged big data and related technologies are helping us better understand the highly complex, multifactorial nature of overweight, obesity (OO) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), in our quest to design more effective public health interventions for the control and prevention of these conditions. This Int J Health Geogr collection showcases innovations in geospatial lifestyle and food environment research and practice in the context of OO and T2D, going beyond conventional research study designs and approaches in this field.

This collection will undergo the journal’s normal peer review process and be subject to an article-processing charge. Manuscripts should be formatted according to our submission guidelines and submitted via the online submission system. During submission, please make sure that the correct collection title is chosen at the 'Additional Information' step. Please also indicate clearly in the covering letter that the manuscript is to be considered for this collection.

This is an open-ended series and articles will be accepted for on-going publication. For further information, please contact the Editor-in-Chief at International Journal of Health Geographics.

  1. Geographic information systems (GIS) are often used to examine the association between both physical activity and nutrition environments, and children’s health. It is often assumed that geospatial datasets are...

    Authors: Jesse Whitehead, Melody Smith, Yvonne Anderson, Yijun Zhang, Stephanie Wu, Shreya Maharaj and Niamh Donnellan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:37
  2. Obesity remains one of the most challenging public health issues of our modern time. Despite the face validity of claims for influence, studies on the causes of obesity have reported the influence of the food ...

    Authors: Windi Lameck Marwa, Duncan Radley, Samantha Davis, James McKenna and Claire Griffiths
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:34
  3. Independent mobility (IM) provides young people with many opportunities to increase their autonomy and physical activity (PA). This study aimed to analyse whether the parent’s PA, active commuting to work and ...

    Authors: F. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, P. Gálvez-Fernández, F. J. Huertas-Delgado, M. J. Aranda-Balboa, R. G. Saucedo-Araujo and M. Herrador-Colmenero
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:26
  4. Accounting for the co-occurrence of multiple environmental influences is a more accurate reflection of population exposure than considering isolated influences, aiding in understanding the complex interactions...

    Authors: Lukas Marek, Matthew Hobbs, Jesse Wiki, Simon Kingham and Malcolm Campbell
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:16
  5. The public health burden caused by overweight, obesity (OO) and type-2 diabetes (T2D) is very significant and continues to rise worldwide. The causation of OO and T2D is complex and highly multifactorial rathe...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos and Keumseok Koh
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:12