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Call for papers: ongoing thematic series in Globalization and Health

  • Cross border infectious disease threats: governance and preparedness

    Cross border infectious disease threats © eyegelb / Getty Images / iStock

    This collection seeks to examine the evolving nature of infectious disease threats and the current state of preparedness, both in terms of national response capacities and in terms of global governance structures and process. The collection is also interested in papers that examine the methods and tools being used to measure public health emergency preparedness.

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Trade and health

Trade and health © enanuchit / FotoliaThis collection aims to create a singular venue for readers interested in how trade and investment treaties are reshaping health environments, and the politics and economics that shape the treaties themselves. We are particularly interested in papers that examine how our new regimes of economic liberalization create some benefit, but portend new risks, for global public health. 

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Digital public health

© © PhotoPlus+ / stock.adobe.comIn recent years the world has seen a rapid expansion in the development and use of digital technologies. This cross-journal collection is interested in manuscripts that address digital (e-health) interventions and their applications in health care and public health. We are also interested in manuscripts that address the added value of e-health interventions with regard to usual care. 

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Developments in global tobacco and alcohol policy

© exclusive-design / stock.adobe.comThis cross-journal collection aims to bring together a selection of the latest research and developments surrounding global alcohol and tobacco policy. We are particularly interested in papers that focus on global governance of alcohol and tobacco and global influences on the diffusion of alcohol and tobacco commodities.

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Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases

This cross-journal collection aims to bring together research outlining those diseases that are likely to spread across borders due to the effects of climate change. We are particularly interested in papers that focus on the impact of policy implementation or interventions designed to contain the spread infectious disease, and studies that could inform future global policy or practical solutions.

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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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Reverse innovation in global health systems: learning from low-income countries

Reverse innovation © © mthipsorn / Getty Images / iStockThis collection showcases effective healthcare innovation from low-income countries that have been, or have the potential to be, utilized in and be of benefit to health systems also in high-income countries and serves as a counterpart to a knowledge flow that has traditionally been characterised by unidirectionality of innovation and expertise. 

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Environmental justice and policy research

Top left to right: © aquatarkus / © borgogniels / Getty Images / iStock Bottom left to right: © kamilpetran / Getty Images / iStock © narongcp / Getty Images / iStockEnvironmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental regulations, and policies. This collection calls for papers that shed light on the contribution that evidence-based research can give to develop better practices and policies towards stronger environmental justice.

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Spatial inequality, infectious diseases and disease control

Spatial inequality is the unequal distribution of resources and services such as healthcare, welfare, public services, household income and infrastructures. This collection focuses on emerging infectious diseases in humans, bringing together research that investigates the relationship between spatial inequalities of all kinds and the impact and prevalence of these infectious diseases.

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