Exploiting Environmental Factors to Improve Health and Performance

Environmental stress is historically considered a challenge to human health and homeostasis, and has been used to acclimate humans to various environmental conditions. Recently there has been a renewed interest in the mechanisms by which environmental stressors can improve human health and the efficacy of those approaches. The goal of this Call is to highlight novel research that has exploited environmental stressors to improve human physiological function/health.

Environmental stressors within the scope if this topic include, but are not limited to:

  • chronic heat/cold stress
  • ischemia-reperfusion preconditioning
  • hypoxic training
  • cryotherapy
  • cross-tolerance adaptations

Primary emphasis will be placed on environmental factors utilized to improve mechanisms of oxygen delivery and utilization in conditions associated with physical and functional limitations such as primary aging, spinal cord injury, diabetes, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, etc.

All manuscripts accepted from this Call for Papers will be included in a unique online article collection further highlighting this important topic. The article collection may also include specially commissioned review articles related to the topic. Dr. Steven Romero (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center) will serve as the Guest Editor for this Call, and will be assisted in that role by Associate Editor Dr. Craig Crandall.

Manuscripts should be submitted online via eJournal Press. During the online submission process, under the “Keywords & Special Sections” tab, please use the “Category” drop-down menu and select  “Call for Papers: Exploiting environmental factors to improve health and performance.”

Manuscripts will undergo normal peer review as they are received. Accepted manuscripts will be published online as they are accepted. Articles published from this Call for Papers will be highlighted with a special Call for Papers banner at the time of publication.

Manuscripts can be submitted anytime, but to be eligible for inclusion in this Call for Papers, manuscripts must be submitted by March 31, 2017.

Guest Editor:

Steven A. Romero Ph.D.

Human Physiology
7232 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75231
United States