DIAMOND project promotes a Call for Papers for the Special Issue: Gender, Employment and Transport of the Work Journal with the aim to benchmark the current status of the sector regarding gender and diversity, as well as illustrate problems experienced by women and highlight good practices to build a more inclusive transport sector.
Nowadays, it is widely known that the transport sector is heavily male dominated and only a 22% of transport employees are women, which are mainly found in lower paid and non-influential positions. In the transport sector, this is especially problematic as evidenced in the lack of recognition of women’s transport needs and in the non-inclusive systems designed. It is important to promote gender policies and encourage women to participate in transport sector, offering a widening of career opportunities and building more inclusive systems.
To analyse the status of this sector, and work to improve the situation and increase the number of women using transport systems and working in the sector, the Call for Papers promoted may focus on:
- One part of the transport business ecosystem (road, rail, air, freight, urban planning, research and innovation, education)
- Career trajectories
- Barriers, such as harassment and discrimination, nonfamily friendly working practices or pay gaps
- Enablers (mentorship, apprenticeship, gender action plans)
- International sex disaggregated statistics showing where and how women are employed in the sector
- Health and safety issues
- Regional studies (especially from low-middle income countries).
- COVID effects on employment in transport sector and mobility
The papers will be published in the Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, within the Special Issue Gender, Employment and Transport, an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes high quality peer-reviewed articles and manuscripts covering the entire scope of the occupation of work. The main objective of this journal is to prevent illness, injury or disability and is focused on the assessment to design client-centered intervention, rehabilitation, treatment, or controls using scientific evidence to support best practices.
The journal’s issues cover a wide range of topics such as the challenges facing an aging workforce, workplace violence, ergonomic considerations, injury management and the awareness of the political, cultural, and environmental determinants of health related to work.
Deadlines and timelines
- March 30th 2021. Submission of abstract or 2-page outline of the paper to Andree, A.WA.Woodcock@coventry.ac.uk. Including authors and contact details. We will be happy to receive this before the deadline Please include subject line: WJ.GTE.
- April 1st 2021. Approval notification to submit a full paper and formatting instructions sent out
- May 30th 2021 Full paper submission deadline
- June 15th 2021 Feedback from first review
- July 30th 2021 revised paper submission for second review by journal
This issue has been delayed due to COVID. All those who have already submitted an article should carry on working on it and submit a prelimary draft of full paper to A.Woodcock@coventry .ac.uk by end of May 2021.