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Special Issue "The Epidemiology of Dermatitis"

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: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. I-Jen Wang

Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei, Taiwan
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
Interests: environmental exposures and childhood allergic diseases; biomarkers for allergic diseases; environmental epigenetics, gene and environment interactions; probiotics and allergic diseases; risk management; outbreak investigation; smart health care

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing a Special Issue on the impact of the epidemiology of atopic dermatitis: updates and perspectives in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, IF 2.145, ISSN 1660-4601).  The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph. To check suitability, we encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title in advance to the Editorial Office mail to: [email protected]

The complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors may account for the rapid increase in the prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD). Environmental exposures may have important effects on AD. In the era of precision medicine, a systems biology approach merging the clinical phenotypes with biomarkers will be necessary to best exploit their potential significance for the molecular taxonomy of AD. Innovative therapies include proactive treatment, barrier therapy, new immunomodulatory agents, exclusionary diets, and probiotics. Insights into the relationship between skin barrier and immune abnormalities may pave the way for a targeted therapy to AD and prevent atopic march. 

With this Special Issue, we invite you to submit high-quality original research articles or reviews that provide solid new findings extending the current state of knowledge. Preference will be given to contributions using longitudinal data and or experimental/intervention designs. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field, and would be due no later than the end of June 2019. IRERPH is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,

Prof. Dr. I-Jen Wang
Guest Editor

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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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.


  • atopic dermatitis
  • gene
  • epigenetics
  • biomarkers
  • exposures
  • skin barrier function
  • probiotics
  • epidemiology
  • mechanism

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