CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Theme: Integrating Social Sciences in Public Health
After more than a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly plagued the lives of people at a global scale. Not only has it disrupted the flow of goods and people, but it has also reintroduced the longstanding flaws and issues within our public health system, especially in the Philippines.
What better way to launch the inaugural issue of the PSSC’s One Social Science Journal than to inquire into this biggest health issue that plagued the entire world. The social sciences, being committed to a scientific examination of human behaviour, play a pivotal role in understanding public health issues and solutions, and such understanding could be key into how the next pandemic can be better managed or prevented. For its introductory issue, One Social Science Journal (OSSJ) is inviting contributions from social scientists, researchers, public health professionals, and students that inquire into theoretical frames, methods, and issues of public health in the Philippines using social science perspectives and principles.
The Journal accepts scholarly works from the fields of political science, linguistics, public health, psychology, sociology, public administration, communication, anthropology, and other related disciplines with strong policy implications on public health issues in the Philippines. The Journal is encouraging submissions of researches based on, but not limited to, the following:
Social scientists’ diverse perspective on public health
- Relationship of social sciences and public health
- History of public health in the Philippines
- Role of power and politics in public health policies
- Public health communications during a pandemic
- Role of power in fiscal and economic prioritizations in Bayanihan 1, 2 and 3
- Mental health in the Philippines
- Indigenous peoples and traditional medicine
Researching Public Health
- Advancing social science research methods in public health researches
- Research trends and trajectories in the social sciences and public health in the Philippines
- Ethical considerations in doing social science research on people’s health
- Pandemic and the vulnerable groups and sectors
Covid -19 Studies
- Public response of Filipinos to vaccines (COVID-19, Dengvaxia, etc.)
- Financial management of the government’s COVID-19 response in the Philippines
- Intersectionality of gender and COVID-19
- COVID-19 Vaccination in the Philippines
Health Issues and Discourses
- Universal health coverage in the Philippines
- Emerging and infectious diseases
- Health Innovations acceptance and impact
GUIDELINES OF SUBMISSION
All extended abstracts must be kept within 700-1,000 words, or 3 to 5 pages, using the Chicago citation style. Submissions must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Please email your extended abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format on or before 30 July 2021 (Friday). Only authors with approved abstracts will be requested for the full papers, which will be submitted to a double-blind review.
ABOUT THE JOURNAL
One Social Science Journal is the official refereed journal of the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC). It publishes research studies, essays, book reviews, and interviews from social science scholars and practitioners on a diverse range of issues affecting the Philippines and its people. The OSSJ is published annually.