Special Issue "Antibiotic Use in the Communities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: antibiotic use in community; cultural differences; behavioural change; personality; attitudes; risk
Antimicrobial resistance has rapidly increased and become a major threat to global public health. Antimicrobial resistance is accelerated by the reckless use of antibiotics in health care by health care workers and the public as well as in agriculture. Hence, the reason for the increase in antimicrobial resistance is, to a large degree, behavioral. In addition to appropriate prescription and use of antibiotics, other behavioral measures to prevent infections, such as maintaining vaccines and hygiene, help to prevent antibiotic resistance.
This Special Issue, “Antibiotic Use in the Community”, focuses on behavioral aspects of antibiotic use and infection prevention in the community. Papers addressing the great variety of behavioral aspects in antibiotic use and infection control are welcome. These can include socioeconomic, cultural, educational, and psychological studies, and can be based on any research design from quantitative to qualitative studies and macro-level indicators.
We kindly invite original research articles as well as review papers. All articles will be peer reviewed.
Prof. Dr. Timo Juhani Lajunen
Prof. Dr. Mark Sullman
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. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- antibiotic use
- socioeconomic factors