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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: Racism could be fueling poor health among minority groups in the UK

New Content ItemResults of a study published in BMC Public Health suggest an enduring impact of experiences of racism on mental and physical health. The researchers highlight the need to tackle racial discrimination – not only as a human rights issue, but as an issue that may also have a lasting legacy on health.

BMC Series Focus Issue

January: Data sharing

Research data are the foundations of reliable and reproducible science. This month, we would like to highlight different ways authors were able to publish and share their data by choosing the BMC series

Editor's Picks

Predicting epidemics using search engine data: a comparative study on measles in the largest countries of Europe

The estimation of measles cases from Google Trends produces acceptable results and can help predict outbreaks in a robust and sound manner, at least 2 months in advance.

The global distribution of acute unintentional pesticide poisoning: estimations based on a systematic review

It is estimated that about 385 million cases of acute unintentional pesticide poisoning occur annually world-wide including around 11,000 fatalities.

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

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

Public Health

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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