Special Issue "Methods and Instruments for Evaluating and Measuring Safety"
A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Interests: construction safety and health; high-reliability organisations; psychological contract of safety; resilience engineering; safety climate; safety culture
Interests: organisational resilience; human factors; organisational psychology; accident phenomenology and individual and organisational mindfulness
Affiliation 2: School of Health Science, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
Interests: resilience engineering; health & safety management; safety culture; risk assessment; decision making process in dynamic situations; crisis management
Safety is a multidisciplinary field of research and practice which draws from a diverse range of fields and discipline such as engineering, law, management, medicine, science and sociology. As such a wide range of methods and instruments are available and used for evaluating and measuring safety. It is therefore important that methods and instruments are not only based on appropriate theory or basics standards of research design, but also contribute to improvement of safety of the key stakeholders, and lead to better evidence-based practice. For this reason it is becoming increasingly obvious that more valid, comprehensive, transparent, and standardized ways of evaluating, measuring and reporting on safety are necessary for practice and research.
This Special Issue will focus on describing the development, usage and validation of methods and instruments for evaluating measuring safety at individual, group or organizational levels. We welcome different types of manuscript submissions, including theoretical and conceptual issues, up-to-date reviews (scoping, integrative, systematic reviews and meta-analyses), and original research articles based on quantitative, qualitative or mixed-method approaches.
Dr. Manikam Pillay
Dr Karen Klockner
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gaël Morel
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Safety is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Assessment tools
- Research designs
- Instrument development
- Safety evaluations
- Safety measurements
- Psychometric properties
- Theoretical frameworks