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BMC Series Focus Issue
With World Humanitarian Day falling on 19th August, the BMC Series decided to focus on health disparities in August’s focus issue. Browse our biology, chemistry and medical titles for insight into health disparities, including racial health disparities, socioeconomic health disparities and regional disparities
LGBTQ2S+ people continue to experience poorer health outcomes, compared the general population, a consequence of healthcare disparities. At the end of Pride Month, Dr. Yuan-Yuan Wang and Runsen Chen tell us more about healthcare disparities that LGBTQ2S+ people face and the ways we can work to remove the barriers to healthcare equity.
Researchers at the University of Warwick found that sending discharge letters to UK patients as well as their GPs when they leave hospital could make a substantial difference to patient outcomes.
de Vries and colleagues propose a methodology that can be broadly applied to assess the preparedness and response of institutions and communities to public health emergencies.
Aims and scope
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- Kaspar Wyss, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
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Call for Papers
Collection open for submissions: Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases
This cross-journal collection brings together in one place articles outlining diseases (and their vectors) that are likely to spread or are already spreading across borders due to the effects of climate change. The impact of policy implementation or interventions designed to contain the spread of infectious diseases, and studies that could inform future global policy or practical solutions are very much welcome. A full list of participating journals can be found following the link above. Deadline: 31 May 2020.
Latest Published Collections
Advancing Dementia Care
Edited by: Dr. Clarissa Giebel and Tillie Cryer
Collection published: 13 May 2020
Health Services Research for Opioid Use Disorders
Edited by: Dr. Kim Hoffman
Collection published: 31 March 2020
Management of Infectious Diseases in Health Systems and Services
Edited by: Tillie Cryer
Collection published: 19 March 2020
2019 Journal Metrics
1.987 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.564- 5-year Impact Factor
1.230 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.995 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
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