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You are invited to contribute to a proposal for a Special Issue of the Elsevier Journal Wellbeing Space and Society, which is being prepared on the theme of: Home spaces and wellbeing: how one's living space and neighbourhood relate to wellbeing.

Your proposed paper should be relevant to the focus of the special issue, which is outlined in more detail in the information for authors attached with this invitation.

The word length of text for papers in Wellbeing Space and Society is 4000-6000 words, excluding figures, tables and references.

Wellbeing Space and Society is an open access journal. For papers that are included in this Special Issue Proposal, and are subsequently accepted for inclusion in the Special Issue after peer review, the publication charges may be waived. This is conditional on submission of the complete Special Issue proposal by a deadline in September 2021, and approval by the Journal Editors, so we cannot consider offers of papers received after 31st August 2021.

The deadline to propose a paper to the Special Issue Editors is 31st August 2021, after which we will submit a Special Issue Proposal to Wellbeing Society and Space. (See planned timetable in the attachment, and the template for submitting a proposal, attached separately.)

Assuming the Special Issue Proposal is approved by the Journal Editors, authors will then be asked to submit their complete papers for peer review by 31st December 2021 (or slightly later if agreed with the Special Issue editors).

The Editors of the Special Issue will be:

Prof Sarah Curtis, Durham University and University of Edinburgh, UK and Prof Mylene Riva, McGill University, Canada 

Instructions for submission of your proposal:

Please submit, by 31st August 2021, your proposal for a paper in this Special Issue. This should include the following information:

- Details of all the authors proposing the paper, including their full name, affiliation and contact details, including email address,

- The full title of the proposed paper,

- An abstract describing the content of the paper (maximum 250 words),

- A short note (max 50 words) explaining how the paper is relevant to this call,

- The date by which you will plan to submit the paper to the Journal Wellbeing Space and Society, for review, if your proposal is accepted by the Special Issue Editors.

Your proposal should be submitted by 31st August 2021, using the Proposal Template - Special Issue and sent by email to both: Sarah Curtis at: and to Mylene Riva at:

Information on Special Issue