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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Call for papers: Enhancing disease surveillance and response: community-based surveillance among crisis-affected populations

© Tania Seburyamo on behalf of WHOCommunity-based surveillance (CBS) has been increasingly recognized as a crucial component of surveillance of public health events in low- and middle-income countries, fragile states, and in areas affected by humanitarian crises – yet the evidence base related to the application and performance of CBS remains limited.

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Developing valid psychological measures for populations impacted by humanitarian disasters

© Roman Bodnarchuk / stock.adobe.comIndividuals displaced due to humanitarian disasters—currently 70.8 million—suffer from high rates of mental health problems. Our collection 'Psychological measurement in populations impacted by humanitarian disasters' looks at key issues faced by practitioners attempting to measure mental health constructs accurately and identify those in need of intervention. Check out this editorial to find out more. 

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Latest collections

Non-communicable diseases among conflict-affected populations
Edited by Bayard Roberts, Kiran Jobanputra, Preeti Patel, and Pablo Perel

The public health impact of the Syria crisis
Edited by Ruwan Ratnayake and Bayard Roberts

Filling the void: Health systems in fragile and conflict-affected states
Edited by Bayard Roberts, Suzanne Fustukian, and Egbert Sondorp

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Aims and scope

Conflict and Health is a highly-accessed, open access journal providing a global platform to disseminate insightful and impactful studies documenting the public health impacts and responses related to armed conflict, humanitarian crises, and forced migration. 

The journal provides a global platform to disseminate insightful and impactful studies. These span a broad range of public health topics including infectious disease prevention and control, nutrition, reproductive and maternal health, sexual and gender-based violence, mental health, non-communicable diseases, health systems, and ethics in conflicts and humanitarian crises.

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Editors-in-Chief

Jonathan Polonsky, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Bayard Roberts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

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Announcing the launch of In Review

Conflict and Health, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication.
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review.
  • Track their manuscript – including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received.

Read more about the full range of benefits of In Review and how to opt in, or see the In Review platform for yourself here.

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Annual Journal Metrics

Speed
86 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
60 days to first decision for all manuscripts
192 days from submission to acceptance
41 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact
2.696 - 2-year Impact Factor
1.578 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.637 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

Usage 
288,695 downloads
1282 Altmetric mentions

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