Special Issue "Environmental Research on Alcohol: Public Health Perspectives"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2009)
Dr. Thomas K. Greenfield
Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Ave., Ste 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
Phone: +1 510 597 3440
Fax: +1 510 985 6459
Interests: the epidemiology of alcohol use and problems; alcohol policy studies; regulatory environments and externalities; alcohol-related problem and consumption measurement; drinking patterns and mortality, alcohol related health disparities; cultural and ethnic variations in drinking behavior; services research and consumer satisfaction with services
Dr. Joris Cornelis Verster
Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Pharmacology, Universiteitsweg 99, 3584 CG, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 253 6909
Fax: +31 30 253 7900
Interests: effects of drugs on driving and traffic safety; drug abuse and addiction; sleep and sleep disorders
Environments affect alcohol consumption patterns and the development of alcoholism (or alcohol dependence) and these human characteristics and conditions in turn impact the environment in both social and physical ways, including producing drinking externalities. Public health alcohol issues inherently involve agents (e.g., contaminated beverages), the host’s bio-psycho-social makeup and typical intake patterns, embedded or acting in environments—physical, social and drinking contexts. Environments can be hazardous, harmful, restraining of choices or rehabilitative, for example effects of dysfunctional or positive family rules; organizational, governmental or social regulations; drinking venues affecting pour sizes, drinking rates, and risks of assault or injury; taxation and price regimes; and social networks. Because humans move between and may select or be trapped by surroundings, complex interactions occur. Furthermore, environmental impacts depend upon life-course stage, time structured risk opportunities, from early rearing, adolescent and young adult groups though lifetime exposures. We are interested too in environmental controls, wet or dry environments, policy and community interventions, and mutual help and living groups supporting sobriety. We seek papers for the special edition of IJERPH dealing with such issues and methodologies like geographic and other techniques and measurement approaches for improving environmental studies of alcohol and alcoholism.
Dr. Thomas K. Greenfield
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- Free publication for manuscripts submitted by end of 2008.
- Rapid publication: accepted papers are immediately published online (we started to publish papers quickly since September 2008). The printed edition will only be continued for the Proceedings of the yearly International Symposiums on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research starting 2009.
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The Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601) was launched in 2004 and is an Open Access journal, with the main Editorial Office located in Basel, Switzerland. It has been accepted for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded, available as the Web of Science and in Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences. Coverage will begin with the 2009 issues. This journal is also abstracted and indexed very rapidly by Chemical Abstracts, MedLine/PubMed and EMBASE. The IJERPH maintains a rapid editorial procedure and a rigorous peer-review system. Well written papers have been peer-reviewed and published in less than 4 weeks from manuscript submission. All papers published in IJERPH have DOI numbers.
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a paper. Open Access publication fees are 300 CHF per paper. English correction fees (250 CHF) will be added in certain cases (550 CHF per paper for those papers that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.).
- drinking context
- social network
Article: Ethyl Carbamate in Alcoholic Beverages from Mexico (Tequila, Mezcal, Bacanora, Sotol) and Guatemala (Cuxa): Market Survey and Risk Assessment
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(1), 349-360; doi:10.3390/ijerph6010349
Received: 19 December 2008 / Accepted: 16 January 2009 / Published: 20 January 2009| Download PDF Full-text (279 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 3156-3168; doi:10.3390/ijerph6123156
Received: 10 October 2009 / Accepted: 4 December 2009 / Published: 10 December 2009| Download PDF Full-text (171 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Externalities from Alcohol Consumption in the 2005 US National Alcohol Survey: Implications for Policy
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 3205-3224; doi:10.3390/ijerph6123205
Received: 19 October 2009 / Accepted: 5 December 2009 / Published: 11 December 2009| Download PDF Full-text (219 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(1), 269-283; doi:10.3390/ijerph7010269
Received: 9 December 2009 / Accepted: 16 January 2010 / Published: 20 January 2010| Download PDF Full-text (172 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Neighborhoods, Alcohol Outlets and Intimate Partner Violence: Addressing Research Gaps in Explanatory Mechanisms
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 799-813; doi:10.3390/ijerph7030799
Received: 18 December 2009 / Accepted: 1 March 2010 / Published: 4 March 2010| Download PDF Full-text (146 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: An Exploratory Approach to Analyzing Alcohol Control Policy Opinions Held by Ontario Adults
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 827-841; doi:10.3390/ijerph7030827
Received: 31 December 2009 / Accepted: 2 March 2010 / Published: 8 March 2010| Download PDF Full-text (258 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Beer and its Non-Alcoholic Compounds: Role in Pancreatic Exocrine Secretion, Alcoholic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Carcinoma
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 1093-1104; doi:10.3390/ijerph7031093
Received: 8 February 2010; in revised form: 2 March 2010 / Accepted: 9 March 2010 / Published: 15 March 2010| Download PDF Full-text (193 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 1226-1247; doi:10.3390/ijerph7031226
Received: 29 December 2009; in revised form: 5 March 2010 / Accepted: 12 March 2010 / Published: 22 March 2010| Download PDF Full-text (405 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Communication: The Drinker’s Effect on the Social Environment: A Conceptual Framework for Studying Alcohol’s Harm to Others
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1855-1871; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041855
Received: 22 January 2010; in revised form: 11 April 2010 / Accepted: 17 April 2010 / Published: 21 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (83 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 2136-2160; doi:10.3390/ijerph7052136
Received: 9 March 2010; in revised form: 26 April 2010 / Accepted: 27 April 2010 / Published: 4 May 2010| Download PDF Full-text (320 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 12 January 2011