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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

Submission Status: Open until 28 June 2024

Health benefits of breastfeeding

Guest Editor:
Anna Coutsoudis: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Submission Status: Open until 7 May 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 April 2024

The role of social media in public health

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

Submission Status: Open until 30 March 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 March 2024

Housing as a determinant of health and well-being

Guest Editors:
Lara Carson Weinstein: Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Roshanak Mehdipanah: University of Michigan, USA

Submission Status: Open until 1 March 2024

Suicide prevention

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

Submission Status: Open until 22 February 2024

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

Submission Status: Open until 5 February 2024

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

Submission status: Open until 17 December 2023

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

Submission status: Open until 13 December 2023

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

Submission status: Open until 3 December 2023

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

Submission status: Open until 14 November 2023

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

Submission status: Open until 31 October 2023

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

Submission status: Open until 15 December 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: 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

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    4.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.661 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.307 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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    5 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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