[visionlist] Special Issue: Vision and Visual Health under the influence of tobacco, alcohol and other substances

José Juan Castro Torres jjcastro at ugr.es
Fri Nov 11 12:14:31 -04 2022

 Dear Colleagues,
Hope this email finds you well! We are happy to invite you to contribute a
paper to the Special Issue *“Vision and Visual Health under the Influence
of Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Substances”* in the *International Journal of
Environmental Research and Public Health*. Research related to ocular and
visual changes under the influence of alcohol, tobacco, and other
substances, could be of interest for this special issue, as well as similar
studies in line with the aims and scope of this issue.
For details, please check the following link (or below, at the end of the

The *extended deadline* for submissions is *January 31st, 2023*.

*International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health*
(IJERPH) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal
published semimonthly online by MDPI (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph).
It covers Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Public Health,
Environmental Health, Occupational Hygiene, Health Economic and Global
Health Research, etc.

The 2021 Journal Impact Factors have been released by Journal Citation
Reports. Based on the citation activity in Web of Science, the Impact
Factor for IJERPH has increased to 4.614. There has been continued growth
in the Impact Factor for six years. On Web of Science, IJERPH ranks 45/182
(Q1) in “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health” (SSCI), 100/279 (Q2)
in “Environmental Sciences” (SCIE), and 71/210 (Q2) in “Public,
Environmental & Occupational Health” (SCIE).

*IJERPH is indexed in JCR* [Impact factor, *IF(2021)=4.614* (Q1); Topic:
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health] and it is committed to rapid

Please, extend this invitation to your colleagues and collaborators that
may be interested in attending this call, it could be a good occasion to
publish studies and ongoing researches about vision and visual health under
the influence of tobacco, alcohol, and other substances.


José J. Castro-Torres and Miriam Casares-López (Guest Editors)
Laboratory of Vision Sciences and Applications
Department of Optics, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

*Special Issue Information*

Dear Colleagues,
According to the World Health Organization, the harmful use of alcohol,
tobacco and other psychoactive substances is one the main factors having an
impact on population health. The use of alcohol and other psychoactive
substances have an important impact on different body functions, including
the nervous system; thus, it is clear that visual function will be affected
under the influence of these substances. While depressant drugs, such as
alcohol, are related with visual impairment, stimulating substances, such
as caffeine, may lead to an improvement of certain visual aspects. However,
the interactions between substance use and the mechanisms involved in
visual performance are complex and, in some cases, not fully understood. On
the other hand, many factors can also influence the way in which vision is
affected by psychoactive substances (the amount consumed, age, gender,
weight, food intake, substances co-use, or usage habits, among others) and
therefore, they should be considered as well.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide new information about the
influence of alcohol, tobacco and other substances in vision and visual
health. This information would provide a better understanding of the role
of visual impairment in risky situations, especially involving DUI
behaviors. Researchers are invited to submit original research and review
articles regarding aspects of visual and ocular changes related to
substance use and/or abuse. Contributions about the importance of such
changes in visual-related activities are also expected.
Disclaimer: We will not accept research funded in part or full by any
tobacco companies in this Special Issue. For more details, please check

Dr. José J. Castro-Torres
Dr. Miriam Casares-López
Guest Editors

*Manuscript Submission Information*
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 semimonthly
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 2300 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.

visual performance; ocular changes; vision; visual health; eye disease;
alcohol consumption; tobacco and other substances; substance use;
psychoactive substances;

*Published Papers*

Yates, C.F.; Huang, J.Y.; Protti, D.A. Tonic Endocannabinoid Levels
Modulate Retinal Signaling. *Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health* *2022*,
*19*, 12460. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912460

García-Domene, M.C.; Luque-Cobija, M.J.; de Fez, D.; Díez-Ajenjo, M.A.
Chromatic Contrast Sensitivity Functions and Colour Discrimination in
Smoker Patients. *Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health* *2022*, *19*, 6991.

Baj, J.; Forma, A.; Kowalska, B.; Teresiński, G.; Buszewicz, G.; Majerek,
D.; Flieger, W.; Maciejewski, R.; Karakuła, K.; Flieger, M.; Czeczelewski,
M.; Kędzierawski, P.; Flieger, J. Multi-Elemental Analysis of Human Optic
Chiasm—A New Perspective to Reveal the Pathomechanism of Nerve Fibers’
Degeneration. *Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health* *2022*, *19*, 4420.

Casares-López, M.; Castro-Torres, J.J.; Ortiz-Peregrina, S.; Martino, F.;
Ortiz, C. Changes in Visual Performance under the Effects of Moderate–High
Alcohol Consumption: The Influence of Biological Sex. *Int. J. Environ.
Res. Public Health* *2021*, *18*, 6790.

Baj, J.; Forma, A.; Kobak, J.; Tyczyńska, M.; Dudek, I.; Maani, A.;
Teresiński, G.; Buszewicz, G.; Januszewski, J.; Flieger, J. Toxic and
Nutritional Optic Neuropathies—An Updated Mini-Review. *Int. J. Environ.
Res. Public Health* *2022*, *19*, 3092.
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