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Special Issue "Human Health in the Arctic 2021"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 732

Special Issue Editors

Department of Public Health and Nursing, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 9037 Tromso, Norway
Interests: public health; epidemiology; environmental health; reproductive health; pregnancy care; climate change
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Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Heatlh. The Faroese Hospital System. Faculty of Health Science, University of Faroe Islands
Interests: cohort studies; epidemiology; environmental health; public health
Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0K9, Canada
Interests: human biomonitoring; environmental health; contaminants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is an honor to invite all scientists working on human health issues in the arctic environment to submit a paper to this Special Issue.

Health challenges are increasing for all people living and working in the Arctic. There are problems concerning environmental contaminants, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, mental health, and socio-economic conditions, as well as cultural challenges in a changing society. These topics are all within the scope of IJERPH. Additionally, ongoing climate change and increasing pressure on natural resources, e.g., oil, gas, and minerals, are causing increased pressure on the living conditions of indigenous populations with fishing and hunting traditions. Food security and food availability are changing. The “arctic dilemma”, regarding healthy food and the contaminants coming from these sources, is gaining increasing importance. This leads to reproductive health problems and a focus on health effects on early child development. As scientists and public health workers, we have a responsibility to protect and improve the health conditions in all Arctic countries, in societies and a climate under rapid transition. One important answer to this challenge is to facilitate research and education on public health issues for the next generation. The journal wants to contribute to this goal by stimulating young scientists by giving them an opportunity to publish high-quality papers in an open access journal with an increasing impact. We welcome all aspects of Arctic health research; qualitative and quantitative, as well as mixed model research. In particular, young scientists who need a venue to publish their papers for their PhDs are welcome. (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/Arctic-health

This Issue will be expanded to include relevant papers from the AMAP Human Health group, which is in the final phase of the new report on human health in the Arctic. Monitoring the actual situation of the levels and trends in human exposure is important, but we now have increasing knowledge of the effects on human development.

We are working for the next generation. We are in a very important and critical time where the focus is mostly on crisis handling and acute procedures. We must never forget about the living conditions for our children and their future. Research and knowledge based on evidence-based studies can help to build a sustainable future. Please consider this offer to get your science out to the global scientific world. Papers with more environmentally-oriented topics will also be considered.

Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland
Dr. Pal Weihe
Dr. Cheryl Khoury
Guest Editors

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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2500 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.


  • Arctic
  • human health
  • environment
  • mother and child cohorts

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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