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Special Issue "Planetary Health: From Challenges to Opportunities for People, Place, Purpose and Planet"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
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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The 8th annual meeting of inVIVO Planetary Health will be held in Detroit, Michigan, USA on 15–17th May 2019. The theme of the meeting, “From Challenges, to Opportunities”, underscores the imperative to address the complex ecological challenges of advancing global urbanization—for personal, environmental, economic, and societal health alike.
You are invited to submit papers to be presented at the 8th Annual Conference of inVIVO Planetary Health (https://www.invivoplanet.com/2019-meeting.html), for publication in IJERPH (Impact Factor 2.145). This Special Issue will be guest-edited by Prof. Dr. Susan Prescott and Dr. Alan C. Logan. Manuscripts should be submitted by 31 May 2020. See the Special Issue website for further details and submission instructions. Participants of this conference, and inVIVO members, will receive a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges.
We also welcome outside submissions that focus on understanding and improving the complex relationships between human health and planetary health. We welcome manuscripts that discuss the ecobiological interactions in our living environments (including urbanization, food systems, education, social inequity, climate change, biodiversity loss, and microbial ecology) on physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, together with the wider community and societal factors that govern these.
Papers submitted to this Special Issue of IJERPH will undergo the standard peer-review procedure. Published papers will be indexed by the SCIE (Web of Science) and PubMed.
Prof. Dr. Susan L. Prescott
Dr. Alan C. Logan
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.
- Planetary health
- Ecology, biodiversity, ecosystems
- Social and ecological justice, health disparities, socioeconomic inequalities
- Integrative ecological solutions, mutualism
- Environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, climate change
- Urban landscapes, natural environments, nature-relatedness
- Green space, green prescriptions, biodiversity interdependence, cooperation, integration
- Dysbiotic drift, the microbiome, anthropogenic ecosystems
- Microbial ecosystems, microbial diversity, disease associations
- Inflammation and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)
- Mental health, emotions and wellbeing, solastalgia, ecological grief
- Food systems, nutrition, food processing and nutritional ecology, planetary diets
- Lifestyle and the exposome, systems biology, machine leading, personalized medicine, preventive medicine, bio-psychosocial medicine, high-level wellness
- Life-course (developmental origins), transgenerational perspectives, epigenetics
- Value systems, cultural shift, narrative medicine, neoliberalism, storytelling, belief systems, traditional cultures, spirituality