Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Work, Health, and Meaningful Occupation in the Age of Climate Change

Submit before July 1, 2024

You are invited to submit a manuscript for consideration in a special issue titled, Work, Health, and Meaningful Occupation in the Age of Climate Change. For this issue, the editors will consider manuscripts across a broad range of professions and occupations that are addressing climate/sustainability education, mitigation, adaptation and/or resilience with a core premise that for people to thrive our planet must thrive too.

Topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Creation of new work roles
  • Transformation of existing work roles
  • Role of meaningful occupation as a form of regenerative activism 
  • Inherent connection between human, business, and planetary thriving
  • Consideration for occupational health, safety, and justice in emerging areas of climate and sustainability work
  • Responsibility of workers across all professions and occupations to pivot in response to the climate crisis
  • Strategies for climate adaptation to increase participation in meaningful occupations
  • Case examples on these or related topics are welcome

Special Issue Editors

Teresa Stock, OT, OTD, OTR, MBA (
Kelly Isabelle DeMarco, OT, BS, OTR, NBC-HWC (
Carol Myers, OT, BS, MA, OTR, HWC (


July 1, 2023: Special issue open for submissions
July 1, 2024: Manuscript submission deadline
September 1, 2024: Reviews provided to authors
January 1, 2025: Final manuscripts due
Summer 2025: Publication of the special issue

About the Journal

WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation (impact factor: 2.3) is an interdisciplinary, international journal founded by Karen Jacobs, which publishes high quality peerreviewed manuscripts covering the entire scope of the occupation of work. Work is broadly defined as occupation and includes employment, education, and volunteerism.

Instructions for Authors

Additional information about the journal, including detailed instructions for authors can be found at the WORK website: Submissions should be submitted to the journal's online submission system: - under Section: OHS Support to Ensure a Sustainable Work Environment in Health and Welfare Workplaces.

All publication fees for this special issue are waived.