Cadernos Metrópole nº 52: Metropolis and Health

The Scientific Editors and Editorial Committee of the journal Cadernos Metrópole invite researchers from areas of knowledge that approach the urban and regional issue to send texts to the organization of volume 23, number 52, about the theme

Metropolis and Health

Editor: José Carvalho de Noronha

 

In Brazil, metropolization has occurred in a very fast, disorganized way, accompanying processes of late industrialization and accelerated demographic and epidemiological transitions. In the 1980s, the majority of the population already inhabited urban areas and, today, according to IBGE’s last population estimates, approximately 120 million people, that is, almost 60% of the Brazilians, live in metropolitan spatial arrangements.

In these spaces, marked by social inequality and poverty, there are countless problems, expressed as: Difficult access to housing and essential public services (like health and basic sanitation), and disorganized spatial distribution of the population, with occupation of risk areas, exaggerated soil waterproofing, floods, air pollution, contamination of water resources, occupation of environmentally fragile areas, obstacles for urban mobility, high rates of violence and accidents, among others. Furthermore, with the increase in population’s aging, which is more intense in the metropolises, cardiovascular diseases and neoplasms, as well as the dimension of care and the need of leisure areas for the elderly, pose new challenges.

All these factors influence the health-disease process and affect more intensely the low-income layers of society and the elderly, with consequences to public policies and to the organization and management of health systems and services. The COVID-19 pandemic exemplifies these issues. The metropolises are the spaces where the virus dissemination is most expressive, either because of the high population density or due to the articulation role of the regional and, sometimes, national urban networks. Intra- and inter-urban inequalities determine different propagation cycles and forms of control of the disease. In this specific situation, people who have difficulties in accessing high-quality health services, as it has been seen in the United States, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, are those who most suffer with the disease. This threat dramatically hits peripheries and poor communities in Brazil.

This call for papers aims to stimulate reflection on the relationship between metropolization and the health-disease process, inviting researchers from different areas of knowledge – Urban Studies, Collective Health, Medicine, Psychology, Environmental Sanitation, Economics, Geography, Demography, Urban Mobility, Sociology, among others, stimulating inter – and multi-disciplinary reflection – to submit articles that contribute to this discussion.

Deadline to send manuscripts: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE AUTHORS

 

SCOPE AND EDITORIAL POLICY

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The Journal Cadernos Metrópole has a thematic nucleus, with a specific Call for Papers, and a nucleus of free themes related to the areas mentioned above. Thematic texts must be sent within the established deadline and must comply with the requirements of the Call for Papers, while free texts are received by the journal continuously.

The papers can be written in Portuguese, Spanish, English or French.

Papers submitted to Cadernos Metrópole must be sent through the system in the following way: (1) if the authors are not enrolled in the system, please click here; (2) in the enrolment file, the following spaces must be filled in: name, e-mail and institution (tenure). In the space "Summary of Biography", please include the highest title, place of work and function of each author; (3) after the enrolment, the author must access the system by clicking here.

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It is fundamental to send the Private Instrument of Authorization and Assignment of Copyright, dated and signed by the author(s). The document must be attached at step 4 of the paper's submission.

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All the paper submission steps can be consulted in the link: http://revistas.pucsp.br/index.php/acessoaberto/article/view/14743/10759

EVALUATION OF PAPERS

Papers received for publication must be original and will be submitted to the appreciation of the members of the Editorial Board and of ad hoc consultants, who will issue their opinions. The papers will receive two evaluations and, whenever necessary, a third one. The anonymity of authors and reviewers is respected.

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NORMS FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Papers must have, in that order:

  • title in Portuguese, or in the language in which it was written, and in English;

  • abstract with 120 (one hundred and twenty) words at the most, in Portuguese or in the language in which the paper was written, and another one in English, with indication of 5 (five) keywords in Portuguese or in the language in which the paper was written, and in English;

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  • bibliographic references following the instructions below rigorously:

Books

AUTHOR or EDITOR (ed.) (year of publication). Title of the book. City of publication, Publishing house.

Example:

CASTELLS, M. (1983). A questão urbana. Rio de Janeiro, Paz e Terra.

 

Book chapters

CHAPTER'S AUTHOR (year of publication). "Title of the chapter". In: BOOK'S AUTHOR or EDITOR (ed.). Title of the book. City of publication, Publishing house.

Example:

BRANDÃO, M. D. de A. (1981). “O último dia da criação: mercado, propriedade e uso do solo em Salvador”. In: VALLADARES, L. do P. (ed.). Habitação em questão. Rio de Janeiro, Zahar.

 

Papers published in journals

PAPER'S AUTHOR (year of publication). Title of the paper. Title of the journal. City, journal's volume, journal's issue, paper's initial and final page.

Example:

TOURAINE, A. (2006). Na fronteira dos movimentos sociais. Sociedade e Estado. Dossiê movimentos sociais. Brasília, v. 21, n.1, pp. 17-28.

 

Papers presented in scientific events

PAPER'S AUTHOR (year of publication). Title of the paper. In: NAME OF CONGRESS, number, year, place where it was held. Title of the publication. City, Publishing house, initial and final pages.

Example:

SALGADO, M. A. (1996). Políticas sociais na perspectiva da sociedade civil: mecanismos de controle social, monitoramento e execução, parcerias e financiamento. In: SEMINÁRIO INTERNACIONAL ENVELHECIMENTO POPULACIONAL: UMA AGENDA PARA O FINAL DO SÉCULO. Anais. Brasília, MPAS/SAS, pp. 193-207.

 

Theses, dissertations and monographs

AUTHOR (year of publication). Title. Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis. City, Institution.

Example:

FUJIMOTO, N. (1994). A produção monopolista do espaço urbano e a desconcentração do terciário de gestão na cidade de São Paulo. O caso da avenida Engenheiro Luís Carlos Berrini. Master's thesis. São Paulo, Universidade de São Paulo.

 

Internet texts

AUTHOR (year of publication). Title of the text. Available from. Date of access.

Example:

FERREIRA, J. S. W. (2005). A cidade para poucos: breve história da propriedade urbana no Brasil. Available from: http://www.usp.br/fau/depprojeto/labhab/index.html. Access on: Sep 8 2005.