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Call for papers: Curbing the lifestyle disease pandemic: engaging in a transdisciplinary research agenda for effective interventions

BMC International Health and Human Rights is delighted to announce the launch of a new thematic series focused on the identification of concrete solutions to the non-communicable disease pandemic. We welcome articles on the scientific evidence concerning behavioral risk factors, the effectiveness of interventions, as well as on the economic, societal, behavioral or demographic dimensions of the debate. The series is open to researchers with a background in international relations, philosophy, law and human rights to reflect on the concrete options for law and policy. Authors should address the human rights dimensions of their topics in their respective contributions. The deadline for submissions is the 1st December 2018.

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We are recruiting Editorial Board members

We are recruiting Associate Editors to join our Editorial Board of academic editors in assessing manuscripts in the field of international health and human rights.

Featured blog: BMC International Health and Human Rights announces its revised scope

New Content ItemBMC International Health and Human Rights, as a niche journal in its field which provides a home for human rights issues related to health, announces its newly revised scope and its mission to advance research and debate in this important area on an international scale. 


Featured article: Improving access to wheelchair services

Wheelchair users in Kenya and the Philippines describe experiences with ill-fitting wheelchairs and little formal training to use them effectively, suggesting that interventions are needed to provide efficient wheelchair services.


  1. Content type: Correspondence


    Authors: Christos Lionis, Elena Petelos, Enkeleint-Aggelos Mechili, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Vasiliki-Eirini Chatzea, Agapi Angelaki, Imre Rurik, Danica Rotar Pavlic, Christopher Dowrick, Michel Dückers, Dean Ajdukovic, Helena Bakic, Elena Jirovsky, Elisabeth Sophie Mayrhuber, Maria van den Muijsenbergh and Kathryn Hoffmann

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Aims and scope

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


Section Editors

Kaveh Khoshnood, Section Editor

Dr. Khoshnood is Associate Professor at the Yale School of Public Health, co-founder of the Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a faculty member of the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement and Humanitarian Responses at the Yale McMillan Center.  He joined the Editorial Board of BMC International Health & Human Rights in 2015.

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  • Citation Impact
    2.048 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.963 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.088 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.957 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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