A section of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
The section “Skin Health” within IJERPH covers all epidemiological and public health aspects of the broad spectrum of skin diseases particularly those related to environmental exposures. This includes the analysis of environmental, behavioral, chemical, viral, and genetic data, originating from different sources such as epidemiological studies, public health surveys, and governmental/public registers, and their association to dermatological outcomes such as skin cancer, allergic contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and other skin diseases. Methodological manuscripts and manuscripts devoted to the modeling and simulation of aspects related to skin health from allied fields such as biostatistics, epidemiology, data science, bioinformatics, environmental sciences, and mathematics are also welcome. Authors are encouraged to not only submit original research articles, but also systematic reviews with or without embedded meta-analyses as well as commentaries and opinion papers on timely topics in this area.
A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest include:
- Effects of UV radiation on different forms of skin cancer;
- Determinants of allergic contact dermatitis;
- Monitoring of temporal trends in skin diseases;
- Geographical comparisons of disease frequency parameters of skin diseases;
- Impact of artificial UV radiation on skin diseases;
- Analysis of risk factors for rare skin diseases;
- Allergic skin reactions following pharmaceutical interventions;
- Skin toxicology relevant for regulatory purposes;
- Quality of life of patients with chronic skin diseases;
- Prevention of skin diseases;
- Public health impact of skin diseases.