Antibiotics in Public Health: Reasonable Application and Stewardship
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2022) | Viewed by 8644
Interests: adverse drug reaction; drug-drug interaction; patient adherence; antimicrobial resistance; clinical guidelines
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It is well established that excessive and inappropriate use of antimicrobials promotes antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance contributes to 700,000 deaths worldwide each year. Moreover, the OECD estimates that the lack of action to face antimicrobial resistance may generate an expense of EUR 1.1 billion annually by 2050 in the EU alone. Antimicrobial resistance may be perceived as a feature of urban social change. In an ever-changing world, expected to face climate change, food insecurity and emerging pandemics, society needs readily available antimicrobial stewardship programs in order to be able to respond to health threats. Inappropriate response, as seen at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, may drive antimicrobial resistance further. Greater public awareness, education and self-responsibility may assist healthcare workers in the appropriate use of antimicrobials. This Special Issue focuses on the prudent use of antimicrobials in public health and will consist of 10–15 manuscripts, which may include original research, review articles, case series and opinion papers. We are interested in both qualitative research and quantitative research that provide tools for professionals and individuals to responsibly use antimicrobials.
Prof. Dr. Darko Modun
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Antibiotics 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 2900 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.
- antimicrobial resistance
- antimicrobial stewardship
- rational prescribing
- public health
- antimicrobial surveillance
- responsible antimicrobial use