Call for Papers: Special Issue on Advancements in Telehealth

Submit before 1 January 2024.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the push towards a more virtual world, a huge number of individuals seeking rehabilitation and occupational services have received care through web-based communication platforms. These domains, including teleconsultation, telerehabilitation, and teleexercise, and especially popular amongst younger cohorts. Despite widespread use of these technologies, the literature remains relatively sparse with regards to clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction with virtual rehabilitative platforms.


Thus, in this special issue entitled Advancements in Telehealth: Empowering Occupational Health through Teleconsultation, Telerehabilitation, and Teleexercise for the Prevention and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders Across Occupations, we invite experts from different countries with various expertise to submit their valuable papers to advance our understanding of this important new avenue to reach patients and clients. Topics include but are not limited to:

- Efficacy and effectiveness studies
- Outcomes for specific classes of injury or illness
- Models to enhance outcomes
- Presentation of current situation and a vision to the future
- Benefits and deficits of telerehabilitation, teleconsultation and teleexercise

Special Issue Editors

Ardalan Shariat, Assistant Professor, PhD (

Gholamreza Hassanzadeh, Professor, PhD (

Shamsul Bahri Mohd Tamrin, Professor, PhD (

Albert Anastasio, Assistant Professor, MD (


July 20, 2023: Special issue open for submissions

January 1, 2024: Manuscript submission deadline

February 1, 2024: Reviews provided to authors

April 1, 2024: Final manuscripts due

Late 2024/Early 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: Advancements in Telehealth.

All publication fees for this special issue are waived.