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Associate Editor Acknowledgements

In recognition for their outstanding work, please see our most active Associate Editors for the year 2018. 

Section Editor Highlights

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Press Releases

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Featured article: “You feel like you’re part of something bigger”: exploring motivations for community garden participation in Melbourne, Australia

Cultivating better health, wellbeing and societal outcomes through community gardening. 

To learn more please read the following Blog

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Featured article: Social factors in frequent callers

Frequent 911 callers have high rates of loneliness, poverty & food insecurity emphasising the need for better health services for this vulnerable population.

Featured article: How many cigarettes are there in a bottle of wine?

The well-established link between cancer and tobacco may provide a way to help explain possible links between alcohol and cancer, and raise public awareness of alcohol-associated cancer risks, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

To learn more about this study, please read Blog written by the authors. 

Awareness Day: World No Tobacco Day 2019

New Content ItemOur Editors have chosen recent and relevant research to help raise awareness. Share our research by using the hashtag #NoTobacco.

Take a Quiz: World Environment Day 2019

New Content ItemTest your knowledge and join us in raising awareness of World Environment Day. Share our research by using the hashtag #BeatAirPollution.

Visit Our Open Access Public Health Research Page

New Content ItemVisit our page dedicated to highlights from over 60 Public Health and related Open Access Journals.

Featured blog: Prevalence of post-treatment Lyme disease in the United States — what can we expect?

New Content ItemThe total number of cases of Post Treatment Lyme Disease (PTLD) in the US is high and likely to increase by 2020, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

Featured supplement: Experiences and lessons learned in polio eradication in Nigeria.

New Content ItemA new supplement from the World Health Organization published in BMC Public Health explores the Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria. 

To learn more about the supplement, please read Blog written by Dr Fiona Braka, co-editor of the supplement. 


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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.

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Manuscript Editor

Section Editors

Assistant Editors

  • Maxine Dillon, BioMed Central
  • Rosie Brooks, BioMed Central
  • Megan Barling, BioMed Central​​​​​​​

Zohra Lassi, Section Editor

Dr. Lassi, Section Editor of the Global health section, is a Perinatal Epidemiologist working as a NHMRC Public Health and Health Services Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Her research work has primarily focused on maternal, child and adolescent health and nutrition issues particularly in marginalised and low resource settings. She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in  April of 2019.

Jianguang Ji, Section Editor

Associate Professor Jianguang Ji, Section Editor of the Chronic disease epidemiology section, is a Senior Research Fellow in Medical Epidemiology at Lund University. His research has a strong focus on the influence of genetic and environmental factors on chronic diseases, with a main focus on cancer incidence and mortality.

Noriko Cable, Section Editor

Dr. Noriko Cable, Section Editor of the Mental health section, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London. She works on social relationships, alcohol use and mental health from childhood to late adulthood as well as cross-national examinations of mental health.

Announcing the Launch of In Review

BMC Public Health, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

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