Special Issue "The Environment Risk of Autism"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)
Dr. Raymond F. Palmer
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
Interests: gene/environment issues in autism spectrum disorders; individual susceptibility; biomarkers of environmental exposure; epidemiology; structural equation modeling
The interactions between genes and environment are now widely regarded as the most probable explanation for idiopathic autism. While genes can predispose and increase susceptibility to environmental exposures, little is known about the specific combinations of individual susceptibility and neurotoxic exposure. Indeed, the largest roadblock to investigating adverse environmental exposures has been identifying valid biomarkers of exposures that occur during critical perinatal developmental periods. While multiple genes have been identified in autism, little is known about how they interact with the environment. This special issue has a broad focus on environmental risk, however, the goal is to continue to build scientific knowledge and professional discussion on the mechanisms of how both genes and environment work together in the development of autism. Both empirical and review paper submissions are welcome, on topics relevant to the role of environment and autism. Papers on gene/environment interaction and epigenetics are especially encouraged.
Dr. Raymond F. Palmer
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.
- gene/environment interactions
- environmental triggers