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Call for content: Air pollution and health

BMC Public Health is excited to launch a new collection which aims to bring together research on the health impacts of household and ambient air pollution and attributed deaths. For more information on the collection and Guest Editors read here.

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Lessons from the field: Confronting the challenges of health research in humanitarian crises

A collection of articles published across Conflict and Health and BMC Public Health commissioned by the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health features analyses of the experiences of teams conducting research in the context of different humanitarian crises.

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BMC Public Health is recruiting new Editorial Board Members

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Featured article & blog: Obesity a bigger killer than smoking in England and Scotland

New Content ItemA study published in BMC Public Health finds that adiposity now accounts for more deaths in England and Scotland than smoking among middle- and old-age people. The researchers highlight the need to focus efforts on government policies and legislation to create an environment that can facilitate weight management, as well as interventions to support individuals.

BMC Series Focus Issue

February: Neglected Tropical Diseases

With the 30th January marking World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) day, the BMC Series this month looks at highlighting research on the NTDs which threaten more than 1.7 billion people living in the poorest and most marginalized communities worldwide.

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Associations between occupation and heavy alcohol consumption in UK adults aged 40–69 years

For men, the jobs most likely to be associated with heavy drinking are skilled trade occupations, while jobs classified as managers and senior officials are most likely to be associated with heavy drinking for women.

Evidence use in E-cigarettes debates: scientific showdowns in a ‘wild west’ of research

Many participants in Scottish e-cigarette debates have not yet reached a settled position on regulating e-cigarettes and instead occupy an uncertain ‘middle ground’ which, crucially, appears to be responsive to emerging evidence.

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Find a selection of articles published across Springer Nature, as well as additional commentary and books relevant to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research.

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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.


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.

The journal welcomes submissions in these broad areas of public health research:

Biostatistics and methods
Chronic disease epidemiology
Dental public health
Digital health
Disaster and emergency preparedness and response
Education and training in public health
Environmental health
Global health and human rights
Health behavior and health promotion
Health communication
Health economics and outcomes research
Health policies, systems and management
Infectious disease epidemiology
Injury and violence prevention
Maternal and child health
Mental health
Nutritional health and epidemiology
Occupational health
Physical activity and health
Public health informatics
Social determinants of health

To read the full scope of the journal, click here. 

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Supporting SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being

BMC Public Health is committed to playing a role in advancing progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG3, 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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Call for Papers

Collection open for submissions: Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases

This cross-journal collection brings together in one place articles outlining diseases (and their vectors) that are likely to spread or are already spreading across borders due to the effects of climate change. The impact of policy implementation or interventions designed to contain the spread of infectious diseases, and studies that could inform future global policy or practical solutions are very much welcome. A full list of participating journals can be found following the link above. Deadline: 31 December 2021

Collection open for submissions: Environmental justice and policy research

This cross-journal collection calls for papers from a broad range of subject areas that shed light on the contribution that evidence-based research can give to develop better practices and policies towards stronger environmental justice.

Collection open for submissions: Developments in global tobacco and alcohol policy

This cross-journal collection aims to bring together a selection of the latest research and developments surrounding global alcohol and tobacco policy, from a variety of different viewpoints.

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At Springer Nature, we are committed to raising the quality of academic research across Public Health. Visit our dedicated page to view our highlighted journals and books from across our imprints, curated by our Editors.

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