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Aims and scope

BMC International Health and Human Rights is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to health and disease in developing and transitional countries, as well as all issues relating to the impact of health policies, programs and practices on human rights.

BMC International Health and Human Rights is part of the BMC series which publishes subject-specific journals focused on the needs of individual research communities across all areas of biology and medicine. We do not make editorial decisions on the basis of the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.

Specific criteria for other article types can be found in the submission guidelines.

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  • Philippa Harris, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Benjamin Bellows, Population Council
  • Maria Ekstrand, University of California
  • Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale School of Public Health
  • Benjamin Mason Meier, University of North Carolina