Call for papers: Medicine, Health and Self-Tracking

This special issue focuses on the topic of self-tracking as it is used for health and medical purposes. Self-tracking has recently been incorporated into a range of health and medical domains. These include voluntary health promotion and fitness monitoring, fertility, sexuality and reproductive health tracking, patient self-care regimens, corporate wellness and productivity programs, health and life insurance schemes and school-based physical education programs. A new range of digitised devices have come onto the market that can be employed to engage in self-tracking, such as smartphone apps and wearable tech, but some practitioners may prefer time-honoured methods such as using weight scales, diaries or journals to monitor their health and wellbeing.

Articles are invited for this issue that address the social, cultural, political and ethical dimensions of self-tracking practices in health and medicine contexts. The deadline for submission of articles is Friday 27th November 2015.

Submission Process

Submissions must align with the journal aims as well as the themed issue, be prepared in line with the instructions to authors, and be submitted through the ScholarOne system, selecting the option for consideration for this themed issue. For all journal and submission information, visit the journal’s homepage.

The final decision about publication will be made by the Editors-in-Chief, but if you are not sure whether your article is appropriate for this special issue, please feel free to send an abstract in the first instance to

Editorial information

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