Special Issue "Human Health in the Arctic"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2019)
Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland
Health challenges are increasing for all people living and working in the Arctic. There are problems concerning environmental contaminants, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, mental health, socio-economic conditions, as well as cultural challenges in a changing society. IJERPH has all these topics within its scope. Additionally, ongoing climate change and increasing pressure on natural resources, e.g., oil, gas, and minerals, cause increasing pressure on the life conditions of indigenous populations with fishing and hunting traditions. Food security and food availability are changing. The “arctic dilemma” regarding healthy food and the contaminants coming from the same sources is gaining increasing importance. This leads to reproductive health problems and a focus on health effects on early child development. As scientists and public health workers, we have a responsibility to protect and improve the health conditions in all Arctic countries in societies and a climate under rapid transition. One important answer to this challenge is to facilitate research and education on public health issues for the next generation. The journal wants to contribute to this goal by stimulating young scientists by giving them opportunity to publish good papers in an open access journal with an increasing impact. We welcome all aspects of Arctic health research; qualitative, as well as quantitative, or mixed model research. Especially, young scientists who need a venue to publish their papers for their PhDs are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland
Manuscript Submission Information
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