Special Issue: Globalization of Western Food Culture: Impact on Obesity and Food Insecurity

Deadline to Submit: February 9, 2019.

One of the most profound results of globalization has been the rapid rise in the number of Western-style fast food outlets, brands and marketing around the world. In parallel with the increasing consumption of fast food, processed food and so( drinks around the world, obesity and type 2 diabetes have become global problems, afflicting countries wealthy and poor.

The concurrent spread of Western-style fast food and the epidemic of cardio-metabolic related diseases have raised an important public health question: To what extent does the increased consumption of Western-style fast food contribute to cardio-metabolic diseases, disrupt local food culture, add new burdens to health care delivery systems, create new jobs and economic opportunity, and impact food insecurity?

We are inviting academics, food industry researchers and higher degree students conducting research on food and nutrition insecurity in developed countries to submit abstracts for consideration in this Special Issue of IJERPH.

Dr. Alice S. Ammerman, Dr. Stephen B. Thomas, Dr. Robert T. Jackson, and Mr. David Yates,  Guest Editors

For more information about this special issue, please visit The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Heath website.

Manuscript Submission:

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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 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 1600 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.