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Call for papers: ongoing thematic collections in Conflict and Health

  • 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. 

    This collection welcomes papers that address topics such as using CBS to augment the formal public health surveillance system, the effectiveness and feasibility of CBS in areas affected by crises, methodological approaches to implementing CBS, and key barriers to implementation.

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  • Substance use and related harm 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 with Harm Reduction Journal seeks to examine this neglected and timely topic.

    We encourage articles on any aspect of substance use and harm reduction in conflict settings and among conflict-driven displaced populations. In particular, we are interested in research derived from low- and middle-income countries.

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  • Human migration, conflict and infectious diseases

    Armed conflict poses a major threat to societal wellbeing. Overcrowding, poor sanitary conditions, and reduced access to, medical and public health services can increase the risk of infectious diseases and their sequelae. 

    This article collection will bring together research, case reports and viewpoints to strengthen understanding on the risks posed by infectious disease and effective and appropriate public health responses during times of armed conflict and forced migration. 

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Annual Journal Metrics

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)

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