Calls for papers


International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics
International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics


Special Issue on: "Ergonomics and Occupational Safety in Organisations"

Guest Editors:
Pedro M. Arezes, University of Minho, Portugal
Paul Swuste, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
Mohammad Shahriari, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

In this special issue we invite research, review and conceptual papers covering different topics related to human factors and ergonomics, which may be included under the “umbrella” of the following subjects: safety management, ergonomics and physical environments, chemical and biological agents, and fire safety.

Original contributions including conceptual, empirical and case studies, as well as technical reports and reviews addressing and/or relating to any of the subject coverage areas, are welcome from authors.

This issue will include revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (9-10th February, Guimarães, Portugal;, but we also strongly encourage researchers who did not participate in the conference to submit papers for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Applied ergonomics
  • Construction safety
  • Education and training in prevention
  • Environmental ergonomics
  • Fire safety
  • Human and organisational factors
  • Injury prevention
  • Occupational ergonomics
  • Occupational safety
  • Occupational health and safety management systems
  • Participatory ergonomics
  • Psychosocial risk factors
  • Risk assessment methods

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscript submission: 9 March, 2012

Notification of acceptance: 8 June, 2012

Final submission: 20 July, 2012