Special Issue "Metal Toxicology and Essentiality"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Jan Aaseth

Innlandet Hospital & Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
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Interests: medical biochemistry, toxicology, metal toxicology and therapeutic strategies, nuclear medicine, internal medicine and endocrinology, occupational medicine
Guest Editor
Prof. Valeria Marina Nurchi

Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, Cagliari, Italy
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Interests: analytical chemistry; bioinorganic chemistry; solution equilibria; chelating agents; biomass as sorbent for toxic metal ions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The industrial activities of modern civilization are leading to increased concentrations of certain metals in our environment. One of the consequences is that certain metals accumulate to toxic levels. Clearly, living organisms have always been influenced by metals at the surface of the Earth through geological periods. However, the anthropogenic contaminations have created a new situation.

Although scientists have been aware of the toxicity of some metals for a long time, an increasing interest for metal toxicity and the role of metal imbalances in pathogenesis of various diseases are of newer date. Our knowledge of the essential roles of some metals is also rapidly increasing, as is also our insights and possibilities for therapy of metal storage diseases.

It is the aim of this Special Issue to provide information and updates for the physician and toxicologist, geologist, analyst, chemist, and scientist, as well as for students in pharmacy, nutrition, chemistry or medicine.

Prof. Dr. Jan Aaseth
Prof. Dr. Valeria Marina Nurchi
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. Metals 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 1000 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.


  • Metal poisonings
  • Metal toxicology
  • Essential metals
  • Therapy metal poisonings
  • Metal chelating agents
  • Calcium, Magnesium
  • Copper, Iron
  • Zinc, Selenium
  • Mercury, Lead, Arsenic

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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