Special Issue "Toxicity Effects of Environmental Pollutants Based on Metabolomics"

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2022 | Viewed by 185

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ana Margarida Araújo
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Guest Editor
Department of Biology, Santiago Campus, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: metabolomics; environmental sciences; toxicology; biomarkers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Emerging technologies in mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) have created a new avenue of opportunity to address current gaps and challenges in the toxicity assessment of chemicals/particles with potential impact on human and environmental health. Metabolomics has proven to be a powerful tool for assessing the mode of action and toxicological effects of multiple challenging conditions, proving to be a more sensitive tool than traditional toxicological studies.

This Special Issue of Toxics will be dedicated to recent metabolomics or metabolomics branches applications (e.g., lipidomics, volatilomics, fluxomics) in the field of environmental sciences research. The topics will include the new metabolomics methods for the diversity of environmental samples, the mapping of pathways related to toxicity and, consequently, the understanding of the modes of action of environmental pollutants, in the construction of prediction models for toxicity testing and biomonitoring, in the discovery of new biomarkers for risk assessment, among others. Manuscripts that address other challenging issues in the field of environmental metabolomics, including software tools and databases for metabolite annotation or combination with other -omics, are also of interest for this Special Issue. Original research articles or review articles on these topics will be accepted and we would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue that will be of great value to all researchers working in this field.

Dr. Ana Margarida Araújo
Guest Editor

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Toxics 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 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.


  • metabolomics
  • environmental pollutants
  • exposome
  • mechanisms of toxicity
  • biomarkers
  • biomonitoring
  • mass spectrometry
  • NMR
  • in vitro/in vivo

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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