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Journal Editors

Natalie Pafitis, BMC

Ana Donnelly, BMC

Assistant Editors

Megan Barling, BMC

Maxine Dillon, BMC

John Feigelson, BMC

NEW COLLECTION Call for content: LGBTQ+ Health

Launched to mark Pride Month, our new Guest Edited collection welcomes research into how inclusive public health programs can tackle LGBTQ+ health inequalities and address health issues seen in this population. Open to submissions until March 2022. 

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Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals

BMC Public Health is committed to playing a role in advancing progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by supporting researchers in disseminating their related work and showcasing this to assist policy-makers, governments and humanitarian organizations in making research-backed decisions to advance the international well-being agenda.

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Supporting equity in academic publishing

New Content ItemAt BMC, we strive to be inclusive and provide equal opportunities to authors based in low- and middle-income countries who might face challenges in publishing their work. Follow us here for guidance on submitting your research to the BMC Series and get in touch with feedback on what else we can do to help move to a more equitable publishing system.

Articles

Aims and scope

BMC Public Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community. BMC Public Health does not publish clinical research: this should be submitted to the relevant BMC Series medical journal.

Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

  • Identity transparency: Single anonymized
  • Reviewer interacts with: Editor
  • Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.

The journal welcomes submissions in over 20 broad areas of public health research

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Research highlights

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Press Releases

Take a look at papers published in BMC Public Health that have received national and international press coverage. 

Introducing the BMC Series SDG Editorial Board Members: Melissa Willoughby

Melissa Willoughby is an Editorial Board Member of New Content ItemBMC Public Health. She specializes in the health of marginalized populations with a focus on violence, criminal justice and gender, relating to SDG 5, achieving gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls and SDG 16, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies.

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BMC Public Health is recruiting new Editorial Board Members

Click here to learn more about the role and what the requirements are. 

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Call for papers

LGBTQ+ Health
Guest Editors: Monica Malta, Wangnan Cao
Submissions deadline: 31st March 2022

Air pollution and health
Guest Editors: Hualiang Lin, Om Kurmi, Bing-Fang Hwang
The collection will remain open until further notice

Food security and food systems
Guest Editors: Sherly Hendriks, Hirotsugu Aiga, Tarra Penney
The collection will remain open until further notice

BMC Series Focus Issues

October: Focus on Stem Cells

With Stem Cell Awareness day on the 13th October this year we have compiled an article collection from across different BMC Series journals covering aspects of basic stem cell biology; in vitro differentiation studies; stem-cell based therapy studies for various conditions in animal models; technical advancements and ethical issues. 

September: Patient and public involvement in research

In recognition of World Patient Safety Awareness day on 17th September, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research.  We have collated free-to-read content from across our journals - showcasing patient perspectives, research into the study of PPI, and engaging public partners as co-authors in research.

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