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Featured article: Social norms and beliefs about gender-based violence scale

© FotografiaBasica / Getty Images / iStockThis study presents a mixed methods approach to developing a brief scale with strong psychometric properties to measure change in harmful social norms and personal beliefs that maintain and tolerate sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence against women and girls in low resource and complex humanitarian settings.

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Non-communicable diseases among conflict-affected populations

© Senior Airman Omari BernardThis ongoing series addresses topics such as cardiovascular disease and other NCDs among Syrian refugees, prevalence of NCDs and access to care among populations displaced by ISIS in Iraq, and papers on NCD risk-factors such as tobacco use among conflict-affected populations.

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Call for papers: Substance use and related harm in conflict-driven displaced populations

Harm Reduction Journal and Conflict and Health invite you to submit to our cross-journal thematic series on substance use and harm reduction in conflict-driven displaced populations. Substance use, particularly psychoactive drug use, and related harm among conflict-driven displaced populations is a neglected area of public health. Moreover, there have been few attempts to adapt effective harm reduction interventions to populations displaced by conflict. This joint thematic series seeks to examine this neglected and timely topic.

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Indexing news

The Editors of Conflict and Health are pleased to announce the journal is now indexed in the flagship indices of Web of Science, the Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index, and has received its first Impact Factor of 3.305. 

This is an important milestone for the journal, and we would like to thank our authors, reviewers, and Editorial Board for contributing to the journal's success. For more information on where the journal is indexed, please visit our About page.

Aims and scope

Conflict and Health brings together essential research on the intertwined relationship between health and conflict.

Millions of people around the world are caught between the vicious spiral of violent conflict and poor health. The journal focuses on the direct and indirect effects of conflict on health and the responses to mitigate those effects.

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Jonathan Polonsky, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Bayard Roberts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

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Call for papers: ongoing thematic series

Non-communicable diseases among conflict-affected populations

The series is edited by Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Kiran Jobunputra (MSF), Preeti Patel (King's College London) and Pablo Perel (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

Psychological measurement in populations impacted by humanitarian disasters

The series is edited by Andrew Rasmussen (Fordham University), Nuwan Jayawickreme (Manhattan College) and Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

Ethics of health research conducted in conflict and other humanitarian settings

The series is edited by Dónal O’Mathúna (Dublin City University) and Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

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Annual Journal Metrics

74 days from submission to first decision
167 days from submission to acceptance
16 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact
3.305 - 2-year Impact Factor
1.551 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.851 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

729 Altmetric mentions

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