Special Issue "Effects of Marine Chemical Pollution on Fish Health Status under the Global Change Scenario"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Quality and Contamination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Concepción Martínez-Gómez
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Guest Editor
Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Oceanographic Centre of Murcia, Spain
Interests: environmental quality; marine ecotoxicology; biomonitoring; immune responses; bioassay; biomarkers

Special Issue Information

Fish are widely used as a target organism within the framework of marine pollution assessment and toxicology research. The assessment of biological effects in marine fish caused by environmental chemical pollution has prompted the use of contaminant-related biomarkers such as those of endocrine disruption, genotoxicity, cytotoxicity, neurotoxicity, histopathology, behavior, diseases and reproductive success, in addition to aspects of cellular and humoral immunity. In a realistic world, marine fish face up to complex mixtures of chemicals during their life cycles along with other environmental stressors such as pathogen pressure, osmotic stress, fishery practices, habitat alterations, sea water warming, acidification, and eutrophication. The overall effects on fish health status and on fish populations caused by interactions of chemical pollutants with other environmental stressors is of great interest and concern under the global change scenario.

We invite manuscripts that address these topics of research, including modeling experiments, laboratory, mesocosm and field studies which provide new insights to better understand the mode of action of certain chemicals and mixtures in fish biology and in their offspring, and those investigating fish health effects under environmental changing conditions. The studies unravelling the mechanisms that regulate systemic immune homeostasis in marine fish and that would contribute to incorporating the use of immune responses as stress biomarkers in pollution studies are also welcome.

Dr. Concepción Martínez-Gómez
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 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.

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 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.


  • chemical contaminants
  • ecotoxicology
  • environmental stressors
  • health effects
  • global change
  • marine fish

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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