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Call for papers: ongoing thematic collections in Conflict and Health

  • How can research support the localisation of humanitarian aid?

    red crossInternational humanitarian organisations and funders formally recognized local actors as key players in humanitarian assistance and committed to strengthening more locally-led responses in crises. However, pathways through which the research community can address existing gaps and serve the humanitarian localisation agenda remain unclear.

    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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  • Central African Republic: Documenting humanitarian needs in silent crises

    The Central Afric© "A child-friendly space in the Central African Republic" by DFID - UK Department for International Developmentan 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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  • 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

2022 Citation Impact
3.6 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.627 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
1.201 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

2023 Speed
16 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
176 days submission to accept (Median)

2023 Usage 
14,822 Altmetric mentions

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