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COVID-19 impact on men's mental health

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021

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  • Guest Editor

    Areen OmaryE-MailWebsite

    PhD, LMSW, West Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University System, Texas, USA

    Interests: Depression, Suicide, Addiction, Population health outcomes, Social determinants of health, Evidence-based treatment, Integrated health, COVID-19 health status

Special Issue Information

Background, Significance, and Goals of the Special Issue

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus 2020 (COVID-19) a global pandemic and acknowledged its fatal potential. Although the pandemic has since rapidly evolved, its effects on the health and well-being of the general population have barely been examined. The full impact of COVID-19 remains uncertain in most countries.

Scientific societies across the world are only scratching the surface in trying to determine how COVID-19 impacts humans' physical and mental health in both the short and long term. There are not only uncertain ramifications on humans' physical and psychological health, but also a lack of research specifically targeting the male population’s mental health.

The goal of this special issue is to focus on the impacts of COVID-19 on men’s mental health, including their ability to cope with existing comorbidities during the pandemic as well as problems related to healthcare access for men, physical and mental illnesses, employment and unemployment, interpersonal relationships, fatherhood and parenting, marital relationships and family life, isolation, loneliness, and leisure time.

In this special issue, we welcome contributions that describe and enumerate the COVID-19 mental health aspects among men, between men and women, and among boys and male adolescents. The proposed special issue encourages a broad range of submissions, including research articles and studies employing surveys, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, quasi-experimental research design, qualitative research, mixed research design, big data analytics, and case reports. We also welcome analytical essays, opinion articles, and commentaries and reviews related to the impact of COVID-19 on men’s mental health with regard to any of the topics of interest listed below.

Topics of Interest:

-Coping with existing comorbidities during COVID-19

-Healthcare access in urban and rural areas

-Issues related to employment and unemployment during COVID-19

-The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on interpersonal relationships

-The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fatherhood

-Spousal relationships and family life during the pandemic

-Isolation and time spent on leisure activities during the pandemic

-Coping with mental illness during the pandemic

-Major depression and depressive symptoms


-Anxiety disorders

-Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

-Increased caregiving responsibilities among men during the COVID-19 pandemic

-Men's relationships with elderly parents

-Home finances

-Male and female health professionals' COVID-19 coping strategies

-Isolation, loneliness, and stress among men during COVID-19

-Changes in social relationships and daily habits

-Special populations of men coping with COVID-19 (such as men with disabilities, economically disadvantaged youth and adults, single fathers, homeless men, male adolescents who are in foster care).

-Cultural stigma for seeking help during the COVID-19 pandemic


Men's health, COVID-19, Pandemic, Loneliness, Depression, Anxiety disorders, Comorbidities, Spousal relationships, Unemployment, Healthcare access

Manuscript Submission Information

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by experts in the field. Rapid peer review and prompt editorial decisions will ensure that quality manuscripts are published on time. The manuscript has not already been published or submitted elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). If similar work has been published or submitted elsewhere, you must provide a copy of the submitted manuscript. You may not submit your manuscript elsewhere while it is under consideration at the Journal of Men's Health. All manuscripts undergo thorough double-blind peer-review. To check the suitability of the special issue for publishing your manuscript, please read the journal's aims and scope and read or download the guide for authors. You may also send a brief abstract of your work (about 100 words) to the Editorial Office at A guide for authors and other relevant information for manuscript submission is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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Article Processing Charges (APC)

All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Men's Health are assessed according to the journal standard editorial criteria. If accepted for publication, an Article Processing Charge of 1250 USD applies.

Type of Articles: Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, Systematic Review, Short Communication, Case Report, Letter to the Editor, Commentary, Rapid Report, Meeting Report, News and Views

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Published Papers (3 papers)

Open Access Special Issue

Men's psychological well-being during COVID-19: the moderator role of posttraumatic growth

Martim Santos,Ana Mónica Machado,Ana Cristina Bernardo,Ângela Leite,M. Graça Pereira

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.079

Abstract ( 1825 ) PDF (757.87 kB) ( 248 )

Open Access Special Issue

Anxiety level in context of chosen pro-health attitudes of male students during COVID-19 pandemic

Dorota Ortenburger,Jacek Wąsik,Iuliia Pavlova,Dariusz Mosler

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.093

Abstract ( 1891 ) PDF (2.53 MB) ( 224 )

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