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Call for Papers: Emergency Medical Teams in crisis-affected settings

New Content ItemThis special collection aims to provide a more in-depth understanding of the implementation and benefits of the Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) model, in particular in low- and middle-income countries, fragile states, and in areas affected by humanitarian crises.

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Call for papers: Attacks on healthcare

New Content ItemAttacks against healthcare in armed conflict, including violence, access constraints, and insecurity, represent a major threat to health. Gathering evidence about the attacks themselves has and continues to be crucial in raising awareness of this issue. This article collection will bring together research articles, reviews, short reports and case studies, that provide insight into the impact of attacks on healthcare.

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

New Content ItemCommunity-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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  1. Authors: Gebretsadkan Gebremedhin Gebretsadik, Mahlet Abraha, Tedros Bereket, Ferehiwot Hailemariam, Freweini Gebrearegay, Tigist Hagos, Mizan Assefa, Kidanemaryam Berhe, Hadush Gebregziabher, Amaha Kahsay Adhanu, Mekonnen Haileselassie, Mulugeta Gebregziabher and Afework Mulugeta

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How can research support the localisation of humanitarian aid?
Edited by: Diane Duclos

Central African Republic: Documenting humanitarian needs in silent crises
Edited by: Bayard Roberts, Les Roberts and Anna Kuehne

Enhancing disease surveillance and response: community-based surveillance among crisis-affected populations
Edited by Jonathan Polonsky and Anna Kuehne

COVID-19 and humanitarian crises
Edited by Jonathan Polonsky and Bayard Roberts

Human migration, conflict and infectious diseases
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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, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, University of Geneva
Daniela Fuhr, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology, Germany and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

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Annual Journal Metrics

20 days to first decision for all manuscripts
97 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
163 days from submission to acceptance
23 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact
4.554 - 2-year Impact Factor
4.439 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.544 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.32 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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