Call for Papers: Sensing for Exposure Science

Special Issue: Sensing for Exposure Science

The resource intensive nature of measuring environmental contaminants has traditionally posed a significant challenge to characterizing and addressing human health risks. Recently, there has been a rapid increase in the use of low-cost measurement devices to assess concentrations of environmental pollutants. These initiatives leverage the use of new technologies and computational approaches to assess levels of contaminants in water, air, food, and soil enabling more cost effective data collection to better understand health implications. Use of these techniques also supports engagement of citizen science in more sophisticated ways and encourages investigators to perform assessments in environments where it was previously impractical to conduct needed research. As the development and use of these technologies increases, low cost sensors may, one day, be suitable for augmenting datasets generated by traditional regulatory networks of sensors.

Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (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. We believe JESEE can contribute to advance the science that informs decisions and actions on this critical issue.  

As such, the special issue editors Drs. Richard Peltier and Timothy Buckley would like to invite submissions on a forthcoming special issue on sensing for exposure science.

Submissions should focus on research that seeks to:

  • Apply novel, low-cost sensing tools to advance understanding of human exposures to environmental stressors;
  • Explore new technologies and computational approaches to assess levels of contaminants in water, air, food, and soil; or
  • Supports engagement of citizen science and encourages the assessment of environments which had previously been deemed as impractical for conducting needed research.

Review papers are also welcomed. Papers with a primary focus on technical sensor methodology and development or the sole use of traditional high cost sensors for exposure assessment are discouraged for this special issue.

Submissions should also:

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 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:

We look forward to seeing your work!