Special Issue "The Equal Power of Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance: The Continuing Development of New Knowledge"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: antibiotic resistance; the effects of essential oils/antiseptics/disinfectants on bacteria; Staphylococcus aureus; Elizabethkingia
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The 1st International Electronic Conference on Antibiotics (ECA 2021) will be held from 8 to 17 May 2021, as a result of the great interest from the community in this Conference Series. The e-conference will be hosted on sciforum.net, an online platform developed by MDPI for scholarly exchange and collaboration.
Many scientists, industry leaders, and government officials are in open discussion about a “postantibiotic era”, at a time when all participants need to remain enthusiastic about new discoveries and maintain funding for the research required to tackle antibiotic resistance. There are few branches of science similar to antibiotic and antibiotic-resistance research, since these efforts require drawing from the strengths of a myriad of scientific disciplines to overcome one of the greatest threats facing humanity.
This premier virtual event, sponsored and supported by MPDI and the journal Antibiotics, hopes to inform and engage participants on a wide variety of subjects associated with antimicrobials, such as:
- Advances in research on new and current antibiotics and related bioactive medicinal agents;
- Antibiotic administration, drug–drug interactions, and pharmacodynamics;
- Biochemical and genetics studies on micro-organisms for improved antibiotics;
- Uses of antibiotics, including on animals and in agriculture;
- Clinical trials;
- New methods for assaying and evaluating antibiotics;
- The production and characterization of antibiotics;
- Classes of antibiotics;
- Antibiotic resistance and misuse;
- Natural antibiotics;
- Epidemiology of antimicrobial use;
- Antimicrobial stewardship;
- Qualitative and quantitative research exploring the determinants of antimicrobial use and resistance;
- Prescribing sciences;
- Antiviral therapeutics;
This Special Issue welcomes selected papers from the ECA 2021 that promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field.
Submitted contributions will be subjected to peer review and, upon acceptance, will be published with the aim of rapidly and widely disseminating research results, developments, and applications.
It should be noted that submitted manuscripts should have at least 50% additional, new, and unpublished material as compared to the ECA 2021 published paper.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. John E. Gustafson
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. Antibiotics 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 1800 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.