Researchers, patients and clinicians are invited to submit a manuscript for consideration in a special issue of WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation (IOS Press), which will focus exclusively on the area of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Submissions are due Sept. 13, 2019.
The focus of this special edition is to examine how the concept of work is redefined by the disease process of ME/CFS. Work is central to the identity and sense of competence of each individual, group and population (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2014).
Individuals living with ME/CFS have a unique perspective on work as a result of the challenges brought about by the disease. To shed light on this unique and particularly challenging relationship between ME/CFS and work, this issue will seek to investigate and demonstrate what “work” looks like from a biological to individual to community perspective.
Manuscripts are encouraged, but not exclusive, in the following areas:
● Research of the disease process and biological effects
● Studies identifying the disease burden on individual to society levels
● Scientific reviews, therapeutic interventions, case studies, personal stories
A variety of presentation styles will be accepted:
- Research and clinical papers (15-30 double spaced pages)
- Literature reviews and surveys (20-30 double spaced pages)
- Case studies (3-10 double spaced pages)
All submissions must be in electronic format using Microsoft Word or PDF, in at least 11-point Arial font. References must be listed in Vancouver style, placing citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. Please review the submission for correctness prior to sending it: https://www.iospress.nl/journal/work/
Include the following information on the cover page:
- Corresponding author’s name, phone, fax, email and mail address
- Title of paper
- Names and full affiliations of all authors
- A brief abstract (max 200 words)
Accepted articles will have open accessand will be freely available from the moment it is published. Guest editors will offer initial feedback and suggested revisions with blind peer review to follow.
All submissions must be sent directly to Amy Mooney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information about the journal, including detailed instructions for authors can be found at the WORK website: https://www.iospress.nl/journal/work/
Submission Deadline: September 13, 2019
Acceptance notification and revised manuscripts returned to author: November 2019
Revised manuscript due back to editor: January 13, 20
Special Issue anticipated publication date: TBD