Hygiene is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on healthcare epidemiology, public health and environmentally-related hygiene, published quarterly online by MDPI. We also welcome submissions with a focus on best practices that help maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 17.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: APC discount vouchers, optional signed peer review, and reviewer names published annually in the journal.
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Topic in Hygiene, IJERPH, Microorganisms, Safety, Toxins
Food Hygiene and Food Safety Topic Editors: Graham Bonwick, Yu Zhou, Lan Gao, Christopher Smith
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Healthcare, Hygiene, JCM, Life, Sports
Physical Exercise Impacts on Human Physical and Psychological Health Topic Editors: Xueqiang Wang, Li Li, Li Hu
Deadline: 30 June 2025
Special Issue in Hygiene
The Impact of Biofilms on Cleaning, Disinfection of Surfaces and Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices Guest Editors: Honghua Hu, Dayane de Melo Costa, Stephanie Dancer
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue in Hygiene
COVID-19: Health and Hygiene Guest Editor: Daniela Haluza
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Hygiene
Oral Hygiene and Oral Health: Now More Connected Than Ever Guest Editors: Marco Dolci, Silvia D’Agostino
Deadline: 31 October 2023
Special Issue in Hygiene
Emerging Biocide Resistance – Frequency, Drivers, Relevant Outcomes and Containment Strategies Guest Editor: Günter Kampf
Deadline: 31 December 2023
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