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How can research support the localisation of humanitarian aid?

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This thematic series seeks papers engaging with considerations of power in the generation and use of evidence in humanitarian settings, and how this then influences humanitarian policies and programmes. Overall, this thematic series seeks to help the understanding of how evidence can support the localisation of humanitarian aid.

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Call for papers: Central African Republic: Documenting humanitarian needs in silent crises

Central African Republic flagThe Central African Republic is one of the poorest and most fragile countries and suffers ongoing armed conflict and insecurity. This article collection will bring together research articles, reviews, short reports, case studies, debates and commentaries that provide insight into humanitarian health needs in the Central Africa Republic.

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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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Collection: COVID-19 and humanitarian crises

COVID-19This article collection in Conflict and Health seeks papers to improve understanding of the risks and impacts of COVID-19 to crisis-affected populations, and strategies and responses to address these. The thematic series will provide an important forum to share evidence, perspectives and opinions on COVID-19 and humanitarian crises and responses.

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

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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.
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53 days to first decision for all manuscripts
163 days from submission to acceptance
23 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact
2.723 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.588 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.355 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.051 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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