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Featured article: Deaths, injuries and detentions during civil demonstrations in Sudan

© M.Saleh / Wikimedia CommonsThis new study aims to estimate mortality, injuries, and detention as a result of anti-government protests in Sudan since December 2018.

The article estimates that 117 civilians have been killed in demonstrations from December - April 9, 2019, with most of them shot. As such, it calls for the de facto government to cease attacks against peaceful civilian protesters.

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MSF Scientific Days – May 9-10, 2019

BMC is proud to be a sponsor of the sixteenth annual MSF Scientific Days program held in London, where the latest research and innovation in humanitarian medical programming is shared.

For those that cannot attend in person, we invite you to join the livestream and on Twitter, where you can interact with the speakers in real time using the #MSFsci hashtag – and help make this a true conference without borders.

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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 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.

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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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