Challenges is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal that welcomes contributions to any problem, or any aspect of the Grand Challenges facing our world and our societies today. It is published semiannually online by MDPI and addresses the pressing need to accelerate integrated cross-sectoral discourse towards collaborative solutions to improve every aspect of life on our planet. Challenges is part of the growing planetary health movement. inVIVO Planetary Health is affiliated with Challenges.
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Topic in Challenges, IJMS, Microbiology Research, Pathogens, Vaccines, Antibiotics
Advances in Human Pathogen Control – A 21st Century Challenge Topic Editors: Jorge H. Leitão, Nitin Amdare, Joana R Feliciano
Deadline: 28 February 2023
Special Issue in Challenges
Project Earthrise: From Healing to Flourishing for the Health of People, Places and Planet (Celebrating the 10th Annual Conference of inVIVO Planetary Health, 2021) Guest Editors: Susan L. Prescott, Brian Berman, George A. Kaplan, Anita Kozyrskyj
Deadline: 31 October 2022
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