Skip to main content


Open for Submissions

Impact of temperature and pollution on health outcome

Guest Editors
Om P. Kurmi, PhD, Coventry University, UK
Worradorn Phairuang, PhD, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Chih-Da Wu, PhD, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Submission Status: Open until 15 April 2025

Mental health of immigrants

Guest Editor
Alvin Kuowei Tay, PhD, UNSW, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 28 March 2025

Mental health of adolescents

Guest Editors
Karen Allison Patte, PhD,  Brock University, Canada
Raziye Salari, PhD, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 7 March 2025

Nutrition and aging

Guest Editors
Courtney Rose Davis, PhD, BSc, MDiet, University of South Australia, Australia
Eibhlís M. O’Connor, PhD, RNutr, University of Limerick, Ireland

Submission Status: Open until 1 March 2025

Improving the health of incarcerated people

Guest Editors
Jaimie P. Meyer, MD, MS, FACP, Yale University, USA
Heino Johann Stöver, PhD, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
James Woodall, BSc (Hons), PG Cert, MSc, PhD, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Submission Status: Open until 24 January 2025

Exploring barriers to oral health care

Guest Editors
Julia Csikar, PhD, University of Leeds, UK

Heather Leggett, PhD, The University of York, UK

Submission Status: Open until 17 January 2025

Workplace safety and health

Guest Editors
Els Clays, PhD, Ghent University, Belgium
Subas Neupane, PhD, Tampere University, Finland
Karin Proper, PhD, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands

Submission Status: Open until 6 January 2025

Menstrual health education

Guest Editors
HuiJun Chih, PhD, Curtin University, Australia
Sonia Regina Grover, MD, University of Melbourne, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 31 December 2024

Vaccine hesitancy

Guest Editors:
Subhash Chandir, PhD, MBBS, MPH, CPH, IRD Global, USA
Heidi J. Larson, PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Submission Status: Open until 27 December 2024

Artificial intelligence and public health

Guest Editors:
Rebecca Charow, MSc, University Health Network, Canada
Lena Petersson, PhD, Halmstad University, Sweden

Submission Status: Open until 5 December 2024

Barriers and facilitators to cancer screening

Guest Editors
Adolf Kofi Awua, PhD, Radiological and Medical Sciences Research Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Ghana
Claire E. Nightingale, PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Ambreen Sayani, MD, PhD, Scientist Women's College Hospital, Canada

Submission Status: Open until 22 November 2024

Occupational cancer

Guest Editors
Renee Carey, PhD, Curtin University, Australia
Alessandro Godono, MD, University of Torino, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 31 October 2024

Gender equality in education

Guest Editors
Salvador Baena-Morales, PhD, University of Alicante, Spain
Barbara Gilić, PhD, University of Split, Croatia

Submission Status: Open until 25 October 2024

Bullying prevention

Guest Editors
Qiqi Chen, PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China  
Michelle F. Wright, PhD, Indiana State University, USA

Submission Status: Open until 15 August 2024

Public health literacy

Guest Editors
Julie Ayre, PhD, The University of Sydney, Australia   
Enrique Castro-Sánchez, PhD, Brunel University London, UK
Peter Kolarčik, PhD, P.J. Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia

Submission Status: Open until 5 August 2024

Infant mortality

Guest Editors:
Kingsley Emwinyore Agho, MSc, MEng, PhD, MPH, Western Sydney University, Australia    
Shabina Ariff, MD, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Giovanni Vento, MD, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Rome, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 22 October 2024

Internet-based mental health interventions

Guest Editors:
Vanessa Pinfold: McPin Foundation, UK
Leslie E. Roos: University of Manitoba, Canada
Karin Waldherr: Ferdinand Porsche FernFH – Distance Learning University of Applied Sciences, Austria 

Submission Status: Open until 10 October 2024

Mental health in the workplace

Guest Editors:
Juan Jesús García-Iglesias
: University of Huelva, Spain
Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia: University of Toronto, Canada

Submission Status: Open until 29 September 2024

Abortion: a public health perspective

Guest Editors:
Angel M. Foster: University of Ottawa, Canada
Bela R. Ganatra: World Health Organization, Switzerland
Antonella F. Lavelanet: World Health Organization, Switzerland
Tracy A. Weitz: American University, USA

Submission Status: Open until 28 September 2024

Health benefits of breastfeeding

Guest Editors:
Anna Coutsoudis: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tanya Doherty: South African Medical Research Council, South Africa

Submission Status: Open until 7 August 2024

Maternal and child access to health and healthcare

Guest Editors:
Jennifer Harris Requejo: Global Financing Facility for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health, World Bank, USA
Lynn Kemp: Western Sydney University, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 18 July 2024

Childhood stunting

Guest Editors:
Kirk A. Dearden: Corus International, USA
Frank T. Wieringa: French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), France

Submission Status: Open until 13 September 2024


Housing as a determinant of health and well-being

Guest Editors:
Lara Carson Weinstein, MD, MPH, DrPH, Thomas Jefferson University, USA

Roshanak Mehdipanah, PhD, MS, University of Michigan, USA

Sedentary behavior and disease risk

Guest Editors:
Marieke De Craemer: Ghent University, Belgium
Joseph Henson: University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Tom Yates: University of Leicester, United Kingdom


The role of social media in public health

Guest Editors:
Wasim Ahmed: Stirling University, UK
Jon-Patrick Allem: University of Southern California, USA

Suicide prevention

Guest Editors:
Jason Bantjes: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie: University of Ghana, Ghana

Transportation as a social determinant of health

Guest Editors:
David Ederer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
Ipek N. Sener: Texas A&M Transportation Institute, United States
Owen Waygood: Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

Parenting role in childhood obesity

Guest Editors:
Mekdes Gebremariam: Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, University of Oslo, Norway
Jiying Ling: Michigan State University College of Nursing, USA

Racism as a public health crisis

Guest Editors:
Helen-Maria Lekas:
 Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and NYU School of Medicine, USA
Daniel López-Cevallos: University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Ash Routen: University of Leicester, UK

Epidemiology of viral hepatitis

Guest Editors:
Mawuena Binka: School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Canada
Antony P. Black: Institut Pasteur du Laos, Laos
Zahid Ahmad Butt: School of Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jack Wallace: Burnet Institute, Australia

Migration and health

Guest Editors:
Florian Fischer
: Institute of Public Health Charité, Germany
Shira Goldenberg: School of Public Health, San Diego State University, USA
Chengchao Zhou: School of Public Health, Shandong University, China

Loneliness and social isolation

Guest Editors:
Feifei Bu: University College London, UK
Thomas K.M. Cudjoe: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
Michelle H. Lim: School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
Harry Owen Taylor: University of Toronto, Canada

Natural hazards and disaster preparedness

Guest Editors:
Krzysztof Goniewicz: 
Polish Air Force Academy, Poland
Md Nazirul Islam Sarker: Neijiang Normal University, China
Monica Schoch-Spana: Johns Hopkins University, USA

Submission status: Collection closed

Climate impacts on health

BMC Public Health is accepting submissions on the health implications of climate change. Guest Edited by Dr Meghnath Dhimal (Nepal Health Research Council), Dr Ramesh Dhiman (ICMR, India) and Dr Shengzhi Sun (Boston University).

Submission status: Collection closed

Misinformation and health

Launched on World Health Day 2022, this cross-journal collection aims to bring together research on the spread of false or misleading health information and the implications of this for human health and public policy.

Submission status: Collection closed

COVID-19 pandemic and intimate partner violence

BMC Public Health is accepting submissions on intimate partner violence in times of COVID-19. Guest Edited by Dr Jhumka Gupta (George Mason University), Dr Lindsay Stark (Washington University in St. Louis), Dr Tiara Willie (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health) and Dr Paul Bukuluki (Makerere University).

Submission status: Collection closed

Food security and food systems

BMC Public Health is calling for submissions which contribute to our understanding towards achieving the provision of access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to all people.

Guest Edited by Prof Sheryl Hendriks (University of Pretoria), Dr Hirotsugu Aiga (Nagasaki University) and Dr Tarra Penney (York University).

Submission status: Collection closed

Air Pollution and Health

BMC Public Health is now accepting submissions to its collection which aims to bring together research on the health impacts of household and ambient air pollution and attributed deaths.

Guest edited by Dr Hualiang Lin (Sun Yat-Sen University), Dr Om Kurmi (Coventry University) and Dr Bing Fang-Hwang (China Medical University).

Submission status: Collection closed

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.

Submission status: Collection closed

LGBTQ+ Health

BMC Public Health welcomes research into how inclusive public health programs can tackle LGBTQ+ health inequalities and address health issues seen in this population. Guest Edited by Dr Monica Malta (University of Toronto) and Dr Wangnan Cao (Brown University).

Submission status: Collection closed

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.

Submission status: Collection closed

Cross journal collection: Environmental justice and policy research

This cross-journal collection includes 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 published

Cross journal collection: 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.

Collection published

Cross journal featured collection: SARS 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.


Cross journal featured collection

Ebola research highlights

Cross journal series

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Secure the Future

Collection published: January 2019


Thematic series

Applications of big data in occupational and environmental health

Collection published: June 2018

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.5
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.9
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.386
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.253

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 7
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 173

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 24,332,405
    Altmetric mentions: 24,308

Peer-review Terminology

  • 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

    More information is available here

Sign up for article alerts and news from this journal