Special Issue "Antibiotics Use and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Remote Areas – an One Health Perspective"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Former Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Interests: antimicrobial use; rational use of medicines; pharmacovigilance; drug utilization studies
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The inappropriate use of antimicrobials is the most important root cause of the increasing bacterial resistance threat Worldwide. It is well known that the problem goes far beyond the consumption of antibiotics by humans, so the One Health approach lead by WHO, FAO and OIE tries to link human, animal and environmental health efforts in antimicrobial stewardship activities.
Although most researches in the use of antibiotics and the results of stewardship programmes have been conducted in developed countries, inappropriate utilization and resistance can appear everywhere and easily spread from the remotest place in the forest to the most crowded city just in a few days prompted by quick communications around the Globe. So, an early identification of these problems is the basis to design ad-hoc stewardship actions which could benefit at local and global level.
This Special Issue seeks manuscript submissions that further our understanding of antimicrobial consumption and stewardship initiatives in remote places, highlighting clinical, cultural and geographical difficulties and peculiarities. Submissions taking into account the One Health perspective are especially encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Albert Figueras
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 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.
- antimicrobial consumption
- antimicrobial stewardship
- AWaRe classification
- drug utilization studies
- animal health
- environmental health
- human health
- antimicrobial resistance
- anthropological studies