The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health—IJERPH (ISSN 1660-4601, IF 2.145) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)”. Assoc. Prof. Svetlana Popova (from University of Toronto) and Dr. Larry Burd (from North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center) are serving as the Guest Editors for this issue. Based on your expertise in this field, we think that you could make an excellent contribution.
The goal of this Special Issue is to publish papers that expand our current knowledge of prenatal alcohol and other substances’ exposure and FASD and make it accessible to the research community, educators, policy makers, and others interested in this area. We invite all FASD-related research submissions, and we especially encourage the submission of papers from authors in developing countries where there are less infrastructure and traditional support of research on prenatal substance use exposure and FASD. The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.
- recent advances in screening and diagnosis
- therapeutic and non-therapeutic interventions
- economic cost
- risk factors of maternal substance use and FASD
- outcome trajectories (children, adults, and elderly people with FASD)
- law enforcement
- service delivery (i.e., health care, special education, etc.)
- experience and perception (patients and carers living with FASD, and practitioners)
For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue website at: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/FASD
The submission deadline is 15 April 2019. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
IJERPH is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. An Article Processing Charge (APC) of CHF 1600 currently applies to all accepted papers (APC: CHF 1800 from 1 January 2019 onwards).
For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/instructions).
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Dr. Svetlana Popova, M.D., Ph.Ds., M.P.H.
Senior Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre in Addiction and Mental Health Associate Professor, Epidemiology Division, Office of Global Public Health Education & Training, Dalla Lana School of Public Health; and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Phone: 1 (416) 535-8501 ext. 34558
Fax: 1 (416) 595-6068
Dr. Larry Burd, PhD
North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center Department of Pediatrics, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Pediatric Therapy Services, Altru Health System Grand Forks ND, USA 58201
Phone: 1 (701) 777-3683