Antimicrobial Resistance and Environmental Health, 2nd Volume

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanism and Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2024 | Viewed by 61

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Antimicrobial Research Unit, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4000, South Africa
Interests: applied microbiology; environmental microbiology; molecular microbiology; antibiotic resistance; environmental pollution; environmental monitoring; water quality
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Current research shows that the antimicrobial resistance crisis is far from being resolved. However, the complex nature of the environment makes the environmental dimension of AMR a less addressed topic compared to its human and animal counterparts in the One Health triad. Therefore, after the success of our first Special Issue, titled “Antimicrobial Resistance and Environmental Health”, we decided to launch a second volume to provide up-to-date information on AMR in the environment globally.

The second volume of this Special Issue, like the first one, aims to provide a comprehensive update on antimicrobial resistance and environmental health. Manuscripts reporting on the environment (water, air, and soil) as a critical reservoir and significant transmission route of clinically important antibiotic-resistant bacteria and their associated resistance genes will be considered. These include, but are not limited to, studies using culture-based, culture-independent approaches, including genomics (whole-genome sequencing and metagenomics), identification methods, and concepts suggesting methods of studying AMR and its link to environmental health. In addition, papers addressing the impact of climate change on AMR in the environment are welcome. Furthermore, we also welcome studies that model the interaction between the three One Health sectors viz-a-viz AMR.

Dr. Akebe Luther King Abia
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2900 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.


  • public health
  • environmental health
  • antibiotic resistance
  • environmental resistome
  • antibiotic-resistant bacteria
  • whole-genome sequencing
  • metagenomics
  • climate change and AMR
  • AMR models and One Health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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