Special Issue "Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
The fields of reproductive and developmental toxicology are complex areas of considerable importance and intense study, not just for the human population, but also for all animal species. Reproductive systems and developing embryos and fetuses exhibit increased risks of adverse effects due to exposure to a broad range of toxicants, from pharmaceuticals to environmental contaminants. New information concerning risk levels, as well as ways to mitigate risk, are gained using in vitro, in silico, and in vivo toxicity models and epidemiological studies. Research about effects of toxicants on the process of reproduction and on developing individuals requires investigation at all levels of scientific inquiry: molecular, physiological and anatomical; and the importance of genetic makeup in response to toxicant exposure is just being realized. Individuals may encounter substances that have potentially harmful effects on reproductive health or the developing embryo and fetus anywhere in the environment, through water, air, soil, dust, food, or consumer products. The ultimate goal of all toxicology research is to utilize reliable and predictive toxicity testing to understand and prevent exposure to potentially harmful toxicants of reproducing animals and humans as well as developing individuals. This Special Issue focuses on reproductive and developmental toxicology. We invite authors to submit manuscripts that assess the environmental health and safety of any toxicant with adverse effects on male and female reproductive systems or the developing embryo or fetus.
Prof. Dr. Louise C. Abbott
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. Toxics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 350 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.
- reproductive toxicity
- reproductive toxicology
- developmental toxicology
- embryo toxicity
- fetal toxicity
- environmental exposures