Special Issue "The Negative Effects on Health Due to Noise Exposure"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). 

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2020


Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marjorie C. McCullagh
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Guest Editor

Occupational Health Nursing Program, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482, USA
Interests: community health; public health; population health; health behavior; worker health and safety; occupational health; randomly-controlled trials


Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental noise (sometimes referred to as noise pollution) is defined as unwanted outdoor sound generated by humans. Concern is growing regarding the public health implications of environmental noise (particularly nighttime noise), as there is an expanding body of evidence documenting its adverse effects on cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, sleep disturbance, hearing loss, tinnitus, and annoyance. Children, the chronically ill, and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of noise.

This Special Issue has a focus on the adverse effects of noise on human health, distribution of exposure, exposure–response relationships, prevalence estimates, additional health outcomes, burdens to potentially vulnerable subgroups (e.g., the elderly and lower socioeconomic groups), effects when combined with air pollution and chemical exposure, and the effectiveness of interventions in reducing noise exposure and negative health impacts. Papers addressing issues relevant to the negative health effects of noise exposure are invited, and especially those addressing strategies to protect communities from noise exposure and reducing the noise-related burden of disease.

Marjorie C. McCullagh, PhD
Guest Editor

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 papers will be 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 2000 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.

Published Papers
This special issue is now open for submission.