Children’s Health Collection 2015
The Children’s Health Collection comprises peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, commentaries, editorials, news, and Science Selections published in EHP from October 2014 through September 2015 (http://www.ehponline.org/).
Children’s Health Collection 2015 comprises abstracts of all relevant articles published in EHP from October 2014 through September 2015: peer-reviewed research articles, news features, Science Selections, and editorials. Abstracts are featured for each research article published in an issue, and hyperlinks take readers directly to the full article online (http://www.ehponline.org/). The Science Selections are noted just below the related research.
As in previous Collections, the three main sections—Disease Outcomes, Exposures, and Methodologies and Populations—contain all research that has appeared in the Children’s Health section of each EHP issue as well as relevant reviews and commentaries, research that involves both adult and child cohorts and both animal and human components, diseases with fetal or childhood origins, experimental models with direct application to children’s health and pediatric practice, and topics of general interest to children’s health researchers and advocates. Some specific topics (e.g., Food Safety, Insecurity, Nutrition) are featured in news articles but not in research.
New this year is the inclusion of Advance Publication articles—articles that have been accepted, but not yet copyedited and added to a specific issue—published online through September. These appear at the end of each topic area; each includes the doi information but not an abstract. The doi link will access the most recent form of the article, whether Advance Publication or the copyedited final version.
As developing topics, analyses of green (and blue) space show how these physical spaces provide benefits in, for example, birth weight and neurodevelopment as well as reductions in obesity; and analyses of multiple exposures reflect the complexity of interactions and outcomes. New categories are Natural Gas and Fracking, demonstrating this technique’s potential health impacts and environmental damage, and Global Health. Besides the many articles in other sections that analyze data from around the world, Global Health includes an extensive review of various exposures throughout Latin America as well as efforts to address them, and a study of biomonitoring throughout Europe. In addition, studies that combine multiple cohorts (e.g., ESCAPE, NewGeneris), databases, methodologies, and analyses of multiple environmental factors and outcomes reflect efforts to harmonize data and address the variety of exposures and outcomes around the world. The Navigation Guide systematic reviews provide methods for synthesizing these data, and articles on climate change reflect trends that have global impact.
Martha M. Dimes, PhD
Children’s Health Editor