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Loneliness and Social Isolation

Guest Editors:
Feifei Bu: University College London, UK
Michelle H. Lim: School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 31 October 2023

Racism as a public health crisis

Guest Editors:

Dr Helen-Maria Lekas: Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and NYU School of Medicine, USA
Daniel L√≥pez-Cevallos: University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Ash Routen: University of Leicester, UK

Submission Status: Open until 22 May 2023

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: Open until 7 March 2023

Call for Submissions: 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).
Open for submissions until 7th April 2023

Call for Submissions: 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.
Open for submissions until 7th April 2023

Call for Submissions: 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).
Open for submissions until 31st March 2023

Call for Submissions: 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).
Collection closed

Call for Submissions: 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).
Collection closed

Call 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.
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).
Collection closed

Call 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.
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
    4.135 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    4.545 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.703 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.156 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    67 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    79 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    21,016,836 downloads (2021)
    23,901 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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