Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Heavy Metal Toxicity in Public Health

John Kanayochukwu Nduka

Nnamdi Azikiwe University


Toxic Effect Heavy Metal Clinical Symptons Occupations Exposure Routes Heavy Metal Hazards Cancer Effects Non-cancer Effects Beneficial Metals Over-dosage Effect Metal Poisoning Diagnosis

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The contents of the book will be written by multiple authors and edited by expert(s) in the field. Authors are not limited in terms of topic, but encouraged to present a chapter proposal that best suits their current research efforts.
We accept scientific papers which can be presented as original research papers and review papers. The required length of the full chapters is 10-20 pages and the chapters should be original works (not republished).
As a self-contained collection of scholarly papers, the book will target an audience of practicing researchers, academics, PhD students and other scientists. Since it will be published as an Open Access publication, it will allow unrestricted online access to chapters with no reading or subscription fees.  

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 10th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: November 30th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: February 18th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: April 18th 2020

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About the editor

John Kanayochukwu Nduka

Nnamdi Azikiwe University

John Kanayochukwu Nduka holds a BSc and MSc in Industrial Chemistry, MSc in Environmental Management, a PhD in Environmental Chemistry, has published in reputable international journals. He has attended and presented papers at international conferences and workshops, with h-index of 10 in Scopus. Prof. Nduka is on the editorial board of some local and international journals. He has acted as external reviewer to many local and international journals. He has been external examiner to many universities in Nigeria.

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