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Special Issue "Health Effects of Future Traffic Noise"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Andreas Seidler

Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Medicine, Institute and Policlinic of Occupational and Social Medicine, Postal Address: Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany
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Interests: environmental epidemiology; health effects of traffic noise; occupational epidemiology; preventive health services research; systematic reviews; prevention of mental disorders; cancer epidemiology
Guest Editor
Dr. Janice Hegewald

Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Medicine, Institute and Policlinic of Occupational and Social Medicine, Postal Address: Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany
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Interests: occupational and environmental epidemiology; health effects of traffic noise; systematic reviews and meta-analytic methods; prevention of mental disorders; cancer epidemiology
Guest Editor
Ms. Karla A. Romero

MSc Epidemiology, M.S. Chemical Engineering
Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Medicine, Institute and Policlinic of Occupational and Social Medicine, Postal Address: Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany
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Interests: epidemiology of work and retirement; cognitive ageing; psychosocial workload; occupational epidemiology; systematic reviews and meta-analytic methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last few years, knowledge about the health effects of traffic noise has grown immensely: several studies have found (inter alia) sleep disturbance, cardiovascular diseases and depression to be associated with exposure to traffic noise. However, there are considerable research gaps concerning specific disease risks for specific noise patterns—including the question of the health effects of combined noise from several traffic sources. Furthermore, traffic noise is going to change: the end of fuel combustion-powered mobility seems to be near, and new mobility concepts are developing, particularly in urban living environments. This special session at the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Social Medicine and Prevention (DGSMP), taking place from September 12 to 14, 2018 in Dresden, will consider these two topics, future mobility and the health effects of traffic noise, together. During this session, we expect to gain new insights for scientists in the field of acoustics, engineering, epidemiology, and public health, but also for urban city planners and political decision makers. The results of this highly relevant topic will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH).

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please go online at www.ijerph.com to register and submit it by the deadline. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. Participants of this meeting will receive a discount on the article processing charges.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Seidler
Dr. Janice Hegewald
Ms. Karla A. Romero
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

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