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Call for Paper for 2023 Second Issue

Environmental Exposures and Cardiovascular Diseases

The special issue on “Environmental Exposures and Cardiovascular Diseases” is edited by Haidong Kan, Tiantian Li, and Zhenyu Zhang.

Haidong Kan, Ph.D.
Guest Editor of Cardiology Plus
School of Public Health,
Fudan University,
Shanghai, China

Dr. Haidong Kan is a professor of environmental health sciences at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He is a member of the China National Advisory Committee of Environment and Health, an associate editor of Environmental Health Perspectives, and International Journal of Epidemiology. He is the recipient of the Wu Jieping-Paul Jessen Medical & Pharmaceutical Award, the China Medical Board (CMB) Distinguished Professorship Award, the US EPA Scientific and Technological Achievement Award, and the American Thoracic Society David Bates Award. His research investigates how ambient air pollution and global climate change affect human health.

Tiantian Li, Ph.D.
Guest Editor of Cardiology Plus
Department of Environmental Health Risk Assessment,
National Institute of Environmental Health,
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention,
Beijing, China

Dr. Tiantian Li is the director of the Department of Environmental Health Risk Assessment, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Her major research interests include air pollution, climate change and health. In 2014, Dr. Li won National Special Support Program for Young Talents of China. She has published more than 100 SCI papers as the first/corresponding author in Nature Climate Change, Lancet Public Health, Lancet Planetary Health, Circulation, JACC, EHP, EST, Science Advances, and other high-quality journals.

Dr. Li also holds memberships of several national professional committees, including the member of the National Advisory Committee of Environmental and Health Experts, expert member of the National Health Science Expert Database, executive deputy director of the China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Human Health, committee member of Environmental Sanitation Branch of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, and Allergy Medicine Professional Committee of Chinese Research Hospital Association, deputy editor-in-chief of Journal of Environmental Hygiene, etc.

Zhenyu Zhang, Ph.D.
Guest Editor of Cardiology Plus
School of Public Health,
Peking University, Beijing, China

Dr. Zhenyu Zhang is an assistant professor at the School of Public Health at Peking University, Beijing, China. His research focuses on evaluating the effects of climate change and multi-environmental exposures on human health, and he is interested in combining methods from traditional epidemiology, atmospheric science, and statistical modeling with the aim of answering questions of relevance to patients and policymakers. He served as an associate editor of BMC Medicine.

Main Purpose of the Special Issue:

Comprehensively evaluate the environmental risk factors on multiple aspects of the cardiac system.


Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Comprehensive expert review of the epidemiology and toxicology of environmental stressors on cardiovascular diseases;
  2. Estimating the contribution of different environmental risk factors from the air, water, and soil on the onset or prognosis of cardiovascular diseases;
  3. Besides traditionally cardiovascular risk factors of air pollution, noise exposure, artificial light at night, and climate change, including heat extremes, desert storms, and wildfires, we welcome innovative research on assessing the health effect of heavy metals, chemical compounds, and relative materials from water and soil on cardiovascular diseases.

We also welcome novel and innovative approaches for human exposome and environmental "omics" for a broad range of Persistent Organic Pollutants, Endocrine Disruptors, and Emerging Contaminants, including microplastics on the onset of cardiovascular disease. Other emerging topics in this field of cardiovascular epidemiology are also welcome, and studies from low- and middle-income countries are particularly welcome.

Words limit:

​​Artic​​le Type​
​Text word
​Original article
​Review article

For other article types, please refer to author’s instructions: cardioplus/ Pages/instructionsforauthors.aspx#17.

Accepted papers will be published continuously in the Cardiology Plus (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the Special Issue website.

Cardiology Plus submission system: 

Please indicate in the cover letter that your article is for "Environmental Exposures and Cardiovascular Diseases". The submission deadline is March 30, 2023. We are looking forward to your articles!>

About the Cardiology Plus

Junbo Ge
Department of Cardiology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Aims and Scope

Cardiology Plus (ISSN: 2470-7511) is an international, English-language, peer-reviewed, and open-access journal covering the field of cardiovascular medicine and related multidisciplinary fields. It is an official journal of the Chinese Cardiovascular Association (CCA) and is published quarterly.

Cardiology Plus aims to publish high-quality research, including, but not limited to, technical advances in multidisciplinary therapy, biomarkers, imaging, physiology, pathology, and epidemiology in cardiovascular medicine. Contributions related to cardiovascular medicine also include basic science, nutrition, nursing, rehabilitation, public health, human genetics, environment, education, and sociology.​

Cardiology Plus is a professional exchange forum in the cardiovascular field. In addition to publishing original research on the latest development in Cardiology, editorial, review, meta-analysis, perspective, opinion, consensus and guideline, tutorial review, and letters from readers are also welcome.

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