Special Issue "Challenges: 10th Anniversary"

A special issue of Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Palmiro Poltronieri
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National Research Council of Italy, AgroFood Department, Institute of Sciences of Food Productions, Lecce, Italy
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Interests: biotechnologies for the quality and safety of food productions; microbiology and quality of food productions
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Prof. Dr. Susan L. Prescott
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Founding Director of inVIVO Planetary Health; Director of The ORIGINS Project, Telethon Kids Institute; Founding President, DOHaD (Development Origins of Health and Disease) Society of Australia and New Zealand; Professor of Paediatrics, School of Medicine at University of Western Australia; Paediatric Immunologist, Perth Children's Hospital.
Interests: planetary health; ecological and social justice; immunology and inflammation; microbiome science; NCDs (noncommunicable diseases); nutrition; life-course wellness and ‘DOHaD’ (development origins of health and disease); integrative approaches to wellness and disease prevention
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In 2019, Challenges is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, we are pleased to announce a Special Issue that will address important global challenges that have evolved over this time.
In particular, given our association with inVIVO Planetary Health, and that Challenges has a particular emphasis on collaborative efforts towards grand challenges, we will consider all manuscripts dealing with diverse aspects of planetary health, climate change, biodiversity lossand urbanization on all scales, as well as all possible actions towards decreasing global warming and environmental degradation, CO2 and greenhouse gases containment, alternative energy sources, sustainable food systems, policy-making actions, hydrogen and alternative fuels, pragmatic, ideological, and/or philosophical perspectives on the next decade, including obstacles faced, and creative solutions that include diverse disciplines across basic sciences, social sciences, and humanities that will faciliate change and alternate actions.
The scope will include historical perspectives on associated issues, timely reviews of currently important topics, and original research reports on any relevant topic within the scope of Challenges. Article and communication formats will also be considered.
All researchers who have published in or reviewed for Challenges within the last 10 years are invited to contribute to this Special Issue. We also welcome submissions from all others who wish to contribute.
The submission deadline is 30 November 2020. In order to benefit both authors and readers, we would like to grant a discount for submissions based on evaluation.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors before submitting a manuscript: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/challenges/instructions. The reference guide is at https://www.mdpi.com/authors/references. Manuscripts should be submitted through the online manuscript submission and editorial system at https://susy.mdpi.com. You need to choose Challenges as the journal title, and Challenges: 10th Anniversary as the Special Issue title. Additionally, put a note in your cover letter that your submission is intended for the 10th Anniversary Special Issue.

We anticipate that this issue will attract considerable attention.

Dr. Palmiro Poltronieri
Prof. Dr. Susan L. Prescott
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. Challenges is an international peer-reviewed open access biannual 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.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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