Special Issue Call for Papers

American Journal of Public Health Research

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Trends for global health in Big Data time: a contribution for tropical medicine

This issue aims discuss the Big Data in public health by means of Knowledge Translational analysis using Web 2.0 tools. Considering that XXI century there are 2,5 quintillion bytes/day added into web, its necessary several process for new analysis. Therefore, this process is not trivial. This volume surpasses traditional processing capacity. In this sense, web 2.0 tools assist in the development of new methodologies for data analysis, generation and posterior translation of the essential knowledge. Even more, considering the neglected diseases problem, such as dengue, tuberculosis etc., it is pressing to understand this scenario and facilitate the implementation of the basic knowledge to other instances and validate the actions in addressing these tropical ills. Therefore, this project is a cross-sectional study 2.0, aiming to assist in the dissemination of existing knowledge to a sphere of active understanding, i.e. putting knowledge into a dynamic and interactive process, such as synthesis, dissemination, exchange and their applicability to improve the global public health.

About the issue

Some topics that will be addressed in this special edition include, but are not limited to:

  • The new century and Big Data to public health;
  • Yet neglected tropical diseases? Research and Scenarios;
  • Public health as a competitive intelligence 2.0;
  • Social networks and their contributions to potential public health;
  • Health 2.0: a new approach for global health aid;
  • Translating knowledge assessment for public health;
  • Pharmaceutical Industry and Public Health.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: September 30, 2014
Final Version Due: October 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: November – December, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Jorge Magalhães
R, D&I in Public Health at FIOCRUZ
Email: jorgemagalhaes@far.fiocruz.br

Guest Editor

Zulmira Hartz
Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University Nova de Lisboa
Email: zhartz@ihmt.unl.pt

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Jorge Magalhães at the address: <jorgemagalhaes@far.fiocruz.br>

Special Issue on Heavy Metals and Public Health

With the development of modern society and expansion of world population, the environmental pollution and chemical toxicity becomes a hot topic in public health researches. “Heavy metal” is used for a group of elements that have particular weight characteristics. They are on the "heavier" end of the periodic table of elements. Some heavy metals – such as cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, strontium, and zinc – are essential to health in trace amounts. But heavy metals may also be toxic for both wildlife and humans under certain circumstances. Many adverse health effects of heavy metals have been known for a long time, but exposure to heavy metals continues, especially in less developed countries.

As a reflection of a rapidly growing interest/appreciation of heavy metal research, the American Journal of Public Health Research would like to publish a special issue dedicated to provide up-to-date knowledge about heavy metals and public health.

In order to develop the remediation and management strategy and provide guidelines to avoid heavy metal exposures, and identify the data and knowledge gaps that need to be filled by future research and monitoring, this special issue of the American Journal of Public Health Research calls on authors to submit original research and specific reviews that improves the current understanding of heavy metals in public health.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Effects of heavy metals on plant seeds
  • Strategies to overcome heavy metal stress by plants
  • Heavy metals and food sources
  • Heavy metals and chronicle diseases
  • Heavy metals and neurotoxicity
  • Heavy metals and metabolic changes
  • Heavy metals and pregnancy
  • Heavy metals and cancer risk
  • Nutritional assessment and heavy metal
  • Biochemical assessment of heavy metal content in the body
  • Molecular mechanisms of heavy metal transport

Important dates

Submission Deadline: June 01, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: August 01, 2014
Final Version Due: September 01, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: October 01, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Ningning Zhao
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Email: zhaosciepub@gmail.com

Submit your article now

If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, Ningning Zhao <zhaosciepub@gmail.com>