Aims and Scope
Hygiene (ISSN 2673-947X) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality scientific papers in the field of healthcare epidemiology, public health and environmentally-related hygiene. We also welcome submissions with a focus on best practices that help maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases. Our aim is to publish research articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications with comprehensive experimental details. Interdisciplinary research is also encouraged and may cover the following broader areas:
- General hygiene: Oral and dental hygiene; Hand hygiene; Food hygiene; Production hygiene; Occupational hygiene; Disinfection and sterilization; Hygiene and epidemiology; Regulation and practice policies
- Healthcare epidemiology: Surveillance and prevention of healthcare-associated infections; Design of healthcare premises
- Public health: Disease surveillance; Prevention of communicable diseases; Infection prevention and control; Health risk assessments; Population health; Susceptible populations; Human biomonitoring
- Global and environmental health: Health policy implications; Sanitation and clean water; Veterinary and Livestock Biosafety; Cleanliness and health; Tropical diseases
MDPI Publication Ethics Statement
Hygiene is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.
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Copyright / Open Access
Articles published in Hygiene will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:
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