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We are recruiting Editorial Board Members with expertise across all areas of our scope. Reach out and apply.

New journal to advance SDG research

Read our official launch announcement and find out about the journal's mission from Chief Editor Gerrit John-Schuster.

Call for papers: Stigma and mental health in infectious diseases

Submit to our launch collection guest edited by Editorial Board Member Dr. Amrita Daftary and Dr. Jeremiah Chikovore.

Call for papers: Identifying people with tuberculosis and linking to care: finding the missing millions

Submit to our launch collection guest edited by Dr. Rachael Burke and Editorial Board Member Dr. Finn McQuaid.

BMC Global and Public Health is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

Global and public health content across the selective BMC journals

Read the latest Special issues and Collections covering global and public health topics published across the selective BMC journals:

Global Outbreaks and Responses
Guest editors: Professor Dale Fisher, Dr. Gail Carson, and Dr. Lina Moses. BMC Medicine Collection

The impact of genomics on precision public health
Guest editors: Muin Khoury and Kathryn Holt. Genome Medicine Special issue

Cardiovascular Issues in Underrepresented Populations
Guest editors: Prof Deborah Lawlor, Prof Naveed Sattar and Prof Aletta E Schutte. BMC Medicine Collection

Stigma Research and Global Health
Guest editors: Dr. Gretchen Birbeck, Dr. Virginia Bond, Dr. Valerie Earnshaw, Mr. Musah Lumumba El-Nasoor. BMC Medicine Collection

Aims and scope

BMC Global and Public Health publishes important advances and influential research and opinion in all areas of global and public health. The journal aims to promote health and well-being, to advance health equity and policy making, and to connect and support the global and public health communities around the world. Areas of interest of the journal include disease epidemiology, population health, health equity, environmental and occupational health, health policy, reproductive, maternal and child health, and social determinants of health. In order to engage the communities in open discussion, the journal publishes a unique set of high-impact content including Research, Systematic Reviews, Registered Reports, as well as Reviews, Comments, Forums, Perspectives and Matters Arising.

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Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here

The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

  • Identity transparency: Single anonymized
  • Reviewer interacts with: Editor
  • Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.