September 23, 2021

JOEH Seeks Case Studies on Controlling COVID-19

The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene has issued a call for case studies on controls implemented to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Topics of interest include investigations that examined methods to quickly assess ventilation performance, aerosol transport studies in workspaces, flow studies around plexiglass barriers in the workplace, and studies of the effectiveness of local HEPA filtration units in shared spaces.

Submissions will be considered for publication in a forthcoming special issue on COVID-19 controls. Potential contributors are asked to confirm their intent to submit for the special issue by emailing JOEH Editor-in-Chief T. Renee Anthony by Nov. 15. The submission deadline for the special issue is Dec. 31.

Case studies should be submitted as “short reports,” a type of technical manuscript for topics with limited generalizability. The maximum length for short reports in JOEH is 3,000 words. More information about short reports can be downloaded from the JOEH website (PDF).

Authors of case studies are asked to identify any limitations that affect interpretation of their results and to provide guidance and caution regarding the use of their method in other settings. Reviewers will assess the case study’s explanation of its objective, methods, and limitations; the investigation’s relevance to other workplaces; and the appropriateness of the report’s analysis and interpretations of its findings.