Special Issue "The Epidemiology of Allergy"
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 October 2018).
We are organizing a Special Issue on the epidemiology of allergy in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
The academic study of the epidemiology of allergy has undergone a transformation over the last 20 years, from around 150 citations of "epidemiology and allergy" in 1995 to over 8500 in 2016. Epidemiological studies have laid the ground work for examining a range of exciting theories, as well as acting as hypothesis generating tools. Highlights have included probing the ubiquitousness of the hygiene hypothesis, exploring the nexus with gut and skin flora, examining the timing of introduction of allergens to diet, genetic factors and exposure to greenspace/more natural environments altering risk of allergy.
These have been performed in the context of increased access to wide ranging digital datasets of exposures and populations, and with appropriate linkage providing new tools for the epidemiologist to explore this global phenomenon. The epidemiology of allergy is increasing flagged as important in the large populations of developing economies, with increasing urbanisation seeing a fundamental shift in exposures. Clinical medicine is also using knowledge derived from epidemiology, moving away from guidelines based on historic practice, to those emphasising evidence-based medicine, to aid patients and prevent disease onset.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the epidemiology of allergy. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Dr. Nicholas J. Osborne
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 2300 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.
- Public health
- Air pollution
- Hay fever
- Food allergy
- Gut microbiology
- Health geography
- Quality of life
- Physical activity
- Environmental exposure
- Hygiene hypothesis
- Vitamin D
- Drug allergy