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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing a Special Issue on “The World in Crisis: Current Health Issues” 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 on the journal, we refer you to

Articles are invited on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to disaster (e.g., flood, drought, hurricanes, tsunami), child trafficking, domestic violence, sexual abuse, malnutrition, food poisoning, refugee health, overweight, diseases associated with global warming (e.g., malaria, west Nile virus, zika virus, chikungunya, dengue fever), access to health care, climate change, environment quality, disease outbreak, tobacco, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, mental health, yellow fever, meningitis, diphtheria, cholera, and pandemic influenza.

We are especially interested in manuscripts that address local, regional and international collaboration and geopolitical solutions to complex public health crises occurring throughout the world.

Dr. Jimmy T. Efird
Dr. Pollie Bith-Melander
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 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 1600 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.


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019