Special Issue "Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018)
Dr. Clare Heaviside
Chemical and Environmental Effects Department, Public Health England, Oxon, UK
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Interests: climate change; urban climate; Urban Heat Island; climate and health; air pollution; temperatures; heatwaves; extreme events; climate change impacts and attribution; meteorology; ocean and atmosphere interactions
Climate change affects health in a variety of ways, and impacts will vary depending on geographical location. Direct impacts on health may occur due to changes in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events such as heatwaves and floods. However, climate change will also lead to indirect impacts; for example, from changes in vector borne disease risk, air quality, food availability and more. Careful examination of risks and impacts expected in future can help motivate efforts to limit the global extent of climate change.
This Special Issue is now open for submissions of novel and original articles outlining research to investigate and quantify a range of health impacts relating to climate change, in all regions of the world. Studies investigating climate change adaptation, health effects of intervention measures and health co-benefits of measures to mitigate climate change are welcomed. Detailed and focused reviews on specific related topics are welcome; please contact the editorial office in advance in this case.
Dr. Clare Heaviside
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. Atmosphere 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.
- climate change
- public health
- extreme weather
- climate change adaptation
- health co-benefits