We are delighted to announce that BMC Global and Public Health, the newest addition to the selective BMC journals, is now open for submissions.
In light of ongoing and emerging infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies, we as a pioneer in open access (OA) publishing and open science feel the urgency to provide a venue for high quality research advances in the global and public health fields. At BMC we already have a strong representation and excellent standing within the public health communities, especially owing to our largest OA title BMC Public Health and its engaged editors and editorial board. By launching this new selective journal, we aim to connect and support the global and public health communities around the world, which will enable us to have an even further reach and impact. Our goal is to promote health and well-being, and to advance health equity and policy making worldwide.
The journal will consider important advances and influential research and opinion in all areas of global and public health, including 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, we will publish a unique set of high-impact content including original research and commissioned articles.
In line with BMC’s mission, BMC Global and Public Health will champion open science and immediate data sharing, supported by transparent peer review and open data policies, as well as adherence to community standards and policies. This launch further reinforces Springer Nature’s strong commitment to address the world’s challenges of sustainable development by advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are encompassed within the journal’s scope such as SDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10: Reduced Inequalities.
We are committed to promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity, with appropriate community representation among journal stakeholders and topics covered. We are lucky to already have the support of an Editorial Board with broad and diverse expertise in all areas of global and public health to help us give a voice to the communities we aim to serve. And we will keep on expanding our Editorial Board’s size and scope, with a specific focus on Early Career Researchers. We have launched the journal with two guest-edited article collections that cover highly topical issues in global and public health: Stigma and mental health in infectious diseases, and Identifying people with tuberculosis and linking to care: finding the missing millions.
We look forward to working with you.
Gerrit John-Schuster holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science, and a PhD in cell and molecular biology, with a focus on lung inflammation in cystic fibrosis. After working across research centers in Germany, the Netherlands and the US, Gerrit joined BMC in 2019 as an Editor for Genome Medicine where he handled content in areas such as immunology, epidemiology, infectious diseases, public health and clinical diagnostics. In 2022, Gerrit launched BMC Global and Public Health as Chief Editor.