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Special Issue "Electric, Magnetic, and Electromagnetic Fields in Biology and Medicine: From Mechanisms to Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Maria Rosaria Scarfì

Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy
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Interests: non-ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mats-Olof Mattsson

Center for Energy, Environmental Resources & Technologies, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln, Austria
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Interests: health and environmental effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF)
Guest Editor
Prof. Myrtill Simkó

SciProof International AB, Vaktpoststigen 4, 83132 Östersund, Sweden
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Interests: health and environmental effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF); health and environmental effects of engineered nanomaterials
Guest Editor
Dr. Olga Zeni

Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy
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Interests: non-ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields are widely used in everyday life, as well as in specific occupational environments. In addition, these kinds of non-ionizing radiations are also successfully employed in biomedical applications, for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Present and foreseeable future technologies employ different parts of the spectrum, from static electric and magnetic fields, via low frequency fields to high frequency electromagnetic fields encompassing millimetre waves and THz fields.

A large body of literature dealing with biological and health effects of such fields is available, although a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms of interactions remains to be elucidated. Therefore, there is great interest in evaluating the induced biological responses from the point of view of the associated interaction mechanisms.

This Special Issue is open to scientific studies addressing biophysical, in vitro, in vivo, and epidemiological investigations on electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic exposure aimed at evaluating possible negative health effects, studies exploring the beneficial potential of such fields for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, and studies focusing on the associated interaction mechanisms. It includes work in any frequency area, from static fields up to exposures in the THz region. Moreover, the article may cover exposure assessment, dosimetry, hazard identification and characterization, risk assessment, communication, and management.

Dr. Maria Rosaria Scarfì
Prof. Dr. Mats-Olof Mattsson
Prof. Dr. Myrtill Simkó
Dr. Olga Zeni
Guest Editors

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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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.

Keywords

  • electromagnetic bio-effects
  • interaction mechanisms
  • environmental health
  • electromagnetic field modelling
  • exposure assessment
  • diagnostic and therapeutic applications
  • experimental studies

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