Call for Papers for the Special Issue: Insight - Psychology


The Introduction of the Special Issue

During the past decades there was an increasing predominance of chronic disorders, as a result of improved living conditions, better prevention, infectious diseases management, medical technological improvements and overall aging of the population. Therefore, an increasing number of people live with chronic diseases that can adversely affect their quality of life.In general, chronic diseases are slow in progression, long in duration, and they require medical treatment. The majority of chronic diseases hold the potential to worsen the overall health of patients by limiting their capacity to live well, limit the functional status, productivity and are a major contributor to health care costs. Among these diseases are cancer, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, HIV, bowel diseases, renal disease and diseases of central nervous system. A chronic disease disrupts an individual's life and that this disruption may be interpreted in terms of its impact on well-being. Psychosocial well-being is compromised by two limitations: by reducing positively reinforcing outcomes of participating in valued activities and feelings of personal control and by limiting the ability to obtain positive outcomes or avoid negative ones.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

· Chronic diseases; Psychological aspects

· Chronic diseases; social aspects

· Chronic diseases; quality of life

· Chronic diseases; physical aspects

· Chronic diseases; expert's aspect


The Article Title of the Special Issue

1: Chronic diseases

2: Chronic diseases & quality of life

3: Psychological aspects of chronic diseases

4: Chronic diseases & professionals

5: Social aspects of chronic diseases

6: Phychical aspects of chronic diseases

7: Chronic diseases & patients


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Insight - Psychology submission system:

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: May 30 ,2020


The Lead Guest Editor

Kalliopi Megari

Kalliopi Megari is an experienced psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Research, Medical Education, Psychological Assessment and Learning Disabilities. Strong healthcare services professional, graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and attended further education from Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia, in people with special needs and disabilities. She is the head of Centre of creative activities of children with disabilities, a position that requires effectiveness, knowledge and strong willingness as well as empathy and love for the people.