Special Issue "Environmental Influences on Maternal and Child Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017).
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We are organizing a Special Issue on the impact of the environment on maternal and child health 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 about the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Both maternal and child morbidity and mortality are significant problems worldwide. Maternal and child health encompasses health status and well-being of women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families. Their well-being determines the health of the next generation, and can help predict future public health challenges for families, communities, and the healthcare system. Stark racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in mortality and morbidity for mothers and children are evident worldwide. These differences are likely the result of many factors which are influenced by a variety of environmental and social issues, such as environmental exposures, access to healthcare, and chronic stress. Research, both in cities and rural areas, and in both developing and developed countries, can offer a critical guide for policy efforts and planning for public health. This Special Issue aims to highlight problems and solutions to environmental influences on maternal and child health, in both high- and low-resource settings.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the impacts of the chemical, natural, built, and social environments on maternal and child health. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Katherine P. Theall
Prof. Dr. Carolyn C. Johnson
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 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.
- Life course and development
- Health inequity and inequality
- Community-based research and practice
- Chemical environments
- Built environments
- Social environments, including household/family and community
- Social justice
- Violence and conflict
- Environmental justice
- Interdisciplinary and multilevel approaches
- Access to preventive and child care services
- Coordinated care
- Children with special healthcare needs
- Adverse childhood experiences