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Special Issue "Metabolomics in Epidemiological Studies"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Metabolomics is the large-scale study of small molecule metabolites. When employed to examine biological samples, metabolomics affords epidemiologists and other investigators a means to identify novel biomarkers of disease risk, diagnosis, and prognosis. Using metabolomics, investigators can also evaluate the biological effects of environmental exposures, including both chemical and lifestyle exposures. In recent years, the application of metabolite profiling to epidemiological studies has become possible due to technological advancements in the field, allowing for large-scale population-based investigations. Although metabolomics has great potential for use in epidemiological studies, there is still a need for analytical methods to address quality control, data management, and data integration. This Special Issue highlights the use of metabolomics in epidemiological research. Specific areas include, but not limited to, are the identification of disease biomarkers and biomarkers of exposure, data integration across studies and laboratory platforms, data management, quality control, and statistical, bioinformatic, and analytical methods for large-scale studies.
Dr. Krista Zanetti
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. Metabolites is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 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.
- Metabolite biomarkers
- Data integration
- Data management
- Quality control
- Statistical methods
- Bioinformatic methods