GIPMEL: Aims and Board


La nostra rivista pubblica articoli che si occupano di Medicina del Lavoro (Medicina Occupazionale e ambientale, Igiene del Lavoro e ambientale) e di Psicologia del Lavoro (con un focus particolare su temi quali il benessere lavorativo, lo stress lavoro correlato ed il rischio psicosociale negli ambienti di lavoro). La rivista pubblica articoli originali, revisioni di letteratura, lettere all’editore, commentari inerenti le tematiche che la caratterizzano. L’obiettivo è quello di approfondire le tematiche di interesse che caratterizzano tali discipline. L’obiettivo di medici e psicologi del lavoro è quello di prevenire l’insorgenza di malattie professionali e di promuovere il benessere fisico e psichico del lavoratore. Tali obiettivi possono essere raggiunti attraverso il lavoro “interdisciplinare” di medici e psicologi del lavoro. Nella nostra rivista accogliamo le esperienze dei professionisti che possono essere raccontate attraverso commentari, interviste, editoriali. E’ previsto uno spazio per gli aggiornamenti normativi. Inoltre, pubblichiamo articoli di ricerca originali, soprattutto quando riportano i risultati di interventi di prevenzione e di promozione della salute dei lavoratori effettuati in azienda. Sono, infine, benvenute le revisioni di letteratura (narrative, overview, minireview, revisioni sistematiche e metanalisi) per approfondire temi nuovi e di interesse per il professionista.

Our journal publishes papers on themes concerning occupational health and environment, industrial hygiene, occupational therapy and occupational health psychology, the latter with a particular focus on work-related stress, work engagement, burnout syndrome, and occupational psychosocial risks. The main aims of occupational health physicians and occupational psychologists are to prevent the onset of occupational diseases and work-related disorders and to promote the workers’ physical and mental well-being. For this reason, our journal aims to encourage research and culture with involvement from these two critical occupational stakeholders in a collaborative and interdisciplinary way. Interdisciplinary research is particularly suitable for analyzing complex problems that can only be understood by combining different perspectives from two or more disciplines. We welcome the experiences of occupational practitioners through commentaries, interviews, editorials and normative updates. Furthermore, we accept original research, especially field research in the workplace setting, and reviews (narrative and systematic reviews, meta-analyses) for improving evidence-based in our discipline.


Our journal (ISBN 2785-1338) is supported by ROAD, the Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources. Our papers are indexed in Google Scholar.


Vi invitiamo ad inviare articoli di medicina occupazionale e psicologia del lavoro, di alta qualità scientifica in Italiano o Inglese. Gli articoli saranno soggetti a peer review prima dell’eventuale pubblicazione sulla rivista dell’AIPMEL. La nostra rivista accetta commentari, articoli originali, revisioni narrative o sistematiche, lettere all’editore ed altri tipi di articoli. Il manoscritto sarà sottoposto ad una rapida preliminare peer review da parte della Direzione scientifica della rivista attraverso il board del GIPMEL. Ove necessario sarà effettuata una peer review esterna, senza alcun costo per l’autore.

We invite you to submit high quality papers in Italian or English for review and possible publication in all areas of occupational health and occupational psychology. The Italian Journal of Psychology and Occupational Health publishes original articles, reviews, opinions, commentaries, letters to editor, case reports and other types of articles. Your manuscript is timely reviewed by editorial board members of our Journal and by external peer review, if needed, and published online and on a printed issue of the journal, without any costs for readers and authors.

The Italian Journal of Psychology and Occupational Health: A new, interdisciplinary, open access journal for innovative cooperation between psychologists and occupational physicians

Dear Readers:

We are proud and honored to launch the inaugural issue of the Italian Journal of Psychology and Occupational Health (GIPMEL), the official journal of the first Italian association of psychologists and occupational practitioners, the Italian Association of Psychology and Occupational Health (AIPMEL).

GIPMEL’s aim is to offer a forum for an interdisciplinary exchange between occupational psychologists and occupational physicians. We believe that our professions can grow through the collaboration and exchange of scientific knowledge and professional experiences.

Therefore, the journal aims to promote research and culture with involvement from these two key occupational stakeholders in a collaborative and interdisciplinary way. Interdisciplinary research is particularly suitable for analyzing complex problems that can only be understood by combining different perspectives from two or more disciplines [1].

We believe that cooperation between psychologists and occupational health practitioners is crucial for preventing occupational disorders and promoting workers’ health, defined by the Italian Health and Safety Regulation as a “complete state of physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, which concurs with the WHO’s health definition [2, 3].

Our scientific journal accepts high-quality contributions, in both Italian and English, such as original research, reviews, case reports, commentaries, and letters to the editors. In the section “Tales about Our Profession,” we will publish submissions by readers who describe their professional experiences in autobiographical style. In the section “Open Questions,” we will publish critical and relevant pieces concerning our professions.  

In the best interests of the medical and scientific community, GIPMEL will be freely accessible via the internet for immediate, worldwide, complete open access to articles’ full text. GIPMEL applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (Creative Commons BY 4), under which anyone will be free to copy, distribute, and display GIPMEL’s work. As such, all readers will be able to download and/or print any article at no cost. Furthermore, subscription fees and article processing charges (APC) will not apply for authors. Equally important, authors who publish in the journal will retain their article’s copyright [4].

Therefore, our journal follows the so-called “Diamond Open Access” model, which is intended to facilitate the widespread dissemination of academic knowledge among readers [5, 6].

Topics of interest to the journal include all themes related to occupational medicine and occupational health psychology. Manuscripts will be accepted upon completion of high-quality editorial and external peer reviews.

For me, working on this editorial project is a great honor, especially with the aim to involve our readers. Their active participation will help us grow and earn a strong position in the field’s international arena of scientific journals.

I thank Edizioni FS publisher and all members of the editorial and scientific committees, who offered their support and enthusiasm for launching this new journal. Specifically, I wish to thank Dr. Giuseppe Ferrari (Co-Founder of AIPMEL and GIPMEL and owner of Edizioni FS) and Dr. Angelo Sacco (Editorial Chief), who decided to help me in this difficult though exciting journey.

Dr Francesco Chirico

Co-Editor in Chief and Founder GIPMEL

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


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  2. Magnavita N, Chirico F. New and emerging risk factors in Occupational Health. Applied Sciences. 2020;10(4):8906. Doi: 10.3390/app10248906.
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GIPMEL: The Scientific and Editorial Board

Fondatori della rivista (Co-Founder Editor in Chief): Francesco Chirico e Giuseppe Ferrari

Direttore editoriale: Dr. Giuseppe Ferrari

Direttore scientifico: Prof. Francesco Chirico

Chief Editor: Prof. Angelo Sacco

National Scientific Commitee

Dr. Pietro Crescenzo, Università di Bari, Bari, Italia

Prof. Massimo Corradi, Università di Parma, Parma, Italia

Dr. Luca Coppeta, Università di Tor Vergata, Roma, Italia

Prof. Gabriele Giorgi, Università Europea di Roma, Roma, Italia

Prof. Daniela Acquadro Maran, Università di Torino, Torino, Italia

Prof. Nicola Magnavita,  Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia

Dr. Amelia Rizzo, Università di Messina, Messina, Italia

Dr. Giuseppe Taino, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italia

Dr Livio Tarchi, University of Firenze, Firenze, Italia

International Scientific Commitee

Prof. Sefa Bulut, Professor (Associate), Department of Educational Sciences  Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey

Prof. Hicham Khabbache, Department of Applied Psychology, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco

Dr. Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Priyanka Roy, Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Science-II, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India

Prof. Manoj Sharma, Department of Social and Behavioural Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Prof. Lukasz Szarpak, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland. Outcomes Research Unit, Polish Society of Disaster Medicine, Warsaw, Poland.

Prof. Murat Yildirim, Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, University of Leichester, Leichester, United Kingdom

Editorial Commitee (AIPMEL):

Prof. Fabrizio Ciprani

Dr. Mario Gallo

Prof. Giorgio Miscetti

Dr. Vincenzo Nicosia

Italian Journal of Psychology and Occupational Health is published and copyrighted by Edizioni FS Publisher. GIPMEL is protected by international copyright law. GIPMEL is the Journal of AIPMEL, the Italian association of psychologists and occupational practitioners. Advertisers and persons interested in back issues and reprints should contact Edizioni FS – Via Antonio Kramer, 21 20129 Milano, Italia Phone number +39 02 83421879 – Fax 02 83422112 mail:  Look at Submission at: