Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Pınar Erkekoglu

Hacettepe University

A pioneering researcher in endocrine-disrupting chemicals, reproductive and developmental toxicology, neurotoxicology, and vaccinology. Dr. Erkekoglu has published more than 150 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals. She is a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) since 2014.


Bisphenol A Bisphenol S Industry Polycarbonate Aquatic Toxicity Bioaccumulation Reproductive Toxicity Developmental Toxicity Liver Damage Peroxisome Proliferation Neurotoxicity Neurodegenerative Disorders

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Bisphenols, particularly bisphenol-A are one of the most abundant industrial chemicals. Humans are mainly exposed to bisphenols orally, by inhalation, or through medical devices. These chemicals are used to harden polycarbonate plastics. Plastic bottles, food storage containers, baby bottles, medical devices, and thermal papers contain a high amount of bisphenols. Bisphenols are suggested to cause endocrine disruption and bisphenol A is evaluated as an estrogenic compound. Although the use of bisphenol A is limited or banned in different products, like baby bottles, other bisphenol derivatives like bisphenol F and S are now being used instead of bisphenol A. Therefore, the toxicity of these chemicals should be evaluated carefully.

The book "Bisphenols" will be on the uses, environmental effects, and toxic effects of different bisphenol derivatives. The topics in the book will include but are not limited to the environmental toxicity and adverse effects of bisphenols (hepatotoxicity, reproductive/developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, etc.).

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: February 19th 2021

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 for chapter proposals: March 19th 2021

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 18th 2021

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: August 6th 2021

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.

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Expected publication date: October 5th 2021

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About the editor

Pınar Erkekoglu

Hacettepe University

Pınar Erkekoglu was born in Ankara, Turkey. She graduated with a BS from Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy. Later, she received an MSci and Ph.D. in Toxicology. She completed a part of her Ph.D. studies in Grenoble, France, at Universite Joseph Fourier and CEA/INAC/LAN after receiving a full scholarship from both the Erasmus Scholarship Program and CEA. She worked as a post-doc and a visiting associate in the Biological Engineering Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is currently working as a full professor at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology. Her main study interests are clinical and medical aspects of toxicology, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and oxidative stress. She has published more than 150 papers in national and international journals. Dr. Erkekoglu has been a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) since 2014.

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