Call for Papers: Exposure Forecasting: The Future is Bright

US EPA's ExpoCast (Exposure Forecasting) project is celebrating a decade of research into methods suitable for addressing the thousands of chemicals in commerce and the environment for which there are limited or no exposure data. Legislation in multiple nations has opened chemical risk assessment to new approach methodologies (NAMs) that are potentially faster and more relevant than previous tools. NAMs for exposure include high throughput exposure models; non-targeted and suspect-screening analytical chemistry; cheminformatic databases; machine learning; and statistical approaches for more effective evaluation, calibration, and extrapolation of exposure data.

ExpoCast has been supported by a vibrant community of researchers in diverse disciplines and sectors. Special issue editors Drs. John Wambaugh and Julia Rager would like to invite submissions from across this community. This special issue of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (JESEE) is open to new exposure research supported through or inspiring advances associated with the ExpoCast project. 

JESEE publishes research that integrates information from exposure science, epidemiology, and toxicology to provide holistic understanding of the most pressing environmental and public health concerns.

Submissions should focus on research that seeks to:

  • Explore new technologies, tools, and techniques for evaluating human and ecological exposure to data-poor chemicals
  • More widely capture and/or predict exposure information across the growing landscape of chemicals in commerce and in the environment
  • Investigate variable health risks particular to highly exposed or susceptible subpopulations
  • Overcome barriers to the incorporation of exposure NAMs in regulatory decision making
  • Adapt techniques from other disciplines to solving today’s exposure science problems more rapidly and/or more accurately

Submissions should also:

  • Adhere to the JESEE Instructions for Authors
  • Be submitted to the journal on or before 30 January 2022
  • Include a note in the cover letter that the submission is for the ExpoCast special issue

JESEE special issues are collections of articles on key topics identified by the editors, and all page/color charges on special issue articles are waived. Articles are published in advance online (AOP) as they are accepted. Submission does not guarantee acceptance and all manuscripts will be privy to editorial discretion and peer review. For pre-submission or other inquiries, please contact the journal editorial office at jesee@us.nature.com.

As a JESEE author, you can expect the following:

  • Full and swift indexing of content in MEDLINE/PubMed
  • Article deposition to PMC in accordance with your funder mandates
  • Permanent viewing access to article for sharing with colleagues or on social media
  • Daily updated article-level metrics on your content
  • Wide exposure to professionals in a wide range of environmental and public health disciplines, as well as to membership of International Society of Exposure Science (ISES)

We look forward to seeing your work!