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全球和公共Healt BMChis an open access, transparent peer review journal publishing outstanding and influential research and opinion of broad interest to all professional communities involved in global and public health research, policy-making, implementation and delivery worldwide. We are dedicated to supporting our authors by providing global visibility, innovative formats, widespread promotion, and opportunities for impact on future research, practice, and policy.

Our publishing process:Our responsive team of professional editors provide excellent service by ensuring rigorous manuscript processing and communication to authors throughout the entire publishing experience. Upon submission, ourin-house editorswork with carefully selected reviewers and where necessary ourEditorial Boardof leading international experts to ensure a high quality and constructive editorial and peer review process.

High visibility and global reach:All content such as high-impact research, reviews and opinion is freely available open access immediately upon publication. Papers that are published in全球和公共Healt BMChare featured on our website with article-level metrics. Selected articles are promoted via press coverage, marketing campaigns, and social media.

Flexible formatting:To facilitate the submission process, we are flexible with regard to the format, style and length of initial submissions.Journal-specific formattingis required only once manuscripts reach the later stages of the publication process.

Portable peer review:To reduce time spent on serial submissions and iterative reviewing,全球和公共Healt BMChoffers to consider manuscripts on the basis of reviews received at other journals. We also support transfers of reviews obtained at全球和公共Healt BMChto other journals, including those outside of BMC and Springer Nature. Learn more from ourpeer review policy page.

Scoop protection:全球和公共Healt BMChoffers "scoop protection", meaning that if other researchers publish similar findings after submission, or post them on a preprint server, this will not be a reason for rejection. However, the submission can still be rejected on other grounds.

Why publish your article in全球和公共Healt BMCh?

  • We are committed toadvancing health, health equity and policy making worldwide.
  • We promoteDiversity, Equity and Inclusivity, with appropriate community representation among journal stakeholders and topics covered, to help us give a voice to the communities we aim to serve.
  • We help address the world’s challenges of sustainable development byadvancing the Sustainable Development Goalsthat are encompassed within the journal’s scope.

Aims and scope

全球和公共Healt BMChpublishes 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.


All articles published by全球和公共Healt BMChare made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be foundhere.

As authors of articles published in全球和公共Healt BMChyou are thecopyright holdersof your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to theBMC license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BMC can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Pleasecontact usif further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

开放获取publishing is not without costs.全球和公共Healt BMChtherefore levies an article-processing charge of £1690.00/$2390.00/€1990.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on themembership page). We routinely waive charges for authors fromlow-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see ourarticle-processing charge page.

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Presubmission enquiries

Authors who are seeking editorial input on whether their manuscripts would be appropriate for全球和公共Healt BMChcan send us a presubmission enquiry. Presubmission enquiries should include a title, an abstract and a cover letter explaining the significance of the advance and the potential interest to our readership. All presubmission enquiries should be sent by e-mail

Indexing services

The full text of all articles is deposited indigital archivesaround the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central onSpringerLink.

我们正在与相关索引服务ices including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in全球和公共Healt BMChwill be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help Editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review processhere.

全球和公共Healt BMChoperates a transparent peer-review system, where, if the article is published, the reviewer reports are published online alongside the article under aCreative Commons Attribution License 4.0, but the reviewer is not named. The benefit of transparent peer review is that it increases transparency. In addition, published review reports can serve an educational purpose in helping facilitate training and research into peer review.

Manuscripts submitted to全球和公共Healt BMChare assessed by our experienced in-house Editorial team who make all decisions based on extensive and rigorous peer review by academic experts who specialize in the manuscript topic. Editorial Board Members may provide advice on manuscripts submitted to the journal. Decisions may be made in consultation with Editorial Board Members but final editorial decisions lie with the Chief Editor.

Manuscript transfers

A submitted manuscript might not meet the expectations for publication at全球和公共Healt BMCh, but could be well-suited for another journal within the Springer Nature portfolio. To help authors publish their work quickly, we offer a transfer service between our journals.

Please note that if a manuscript you reviewed at全球和公共Healt BMChis transferred by the authors to another journal within Springer Nature, your identity and report will also be transferred for full assessment by the in-house Editorial team. If you are asked to review a revised version of the previously reviewed manuscript post-transfer, we ask that you aim to adapt your expectations to the standards of the receiving journal in relation to perceived significance and interest.

Portable peer review policy

To improve the efficiency of peer review, we are open to considering manuscripts on the basis of reviews received at other journals, including those outside of Springer Nature. Authors wishing to transfer papers with reviews to全球和公共Healt BMChshould email us atbmcglobalpublichealth@biomedcentral.comto enquire about the suitability of the manuscript, and provide the previous journal’s identity and all reviews, alongside a point-by-point response to the reviewers’ comments. We typically ask the previous journal to share with us the reviews and reviewers’ identities, and - subject to agreement from all parties - original reviewers may be consulted if deemed appropriate. We aim to expedite the decision-making process in these cases, but reserve the right to seek additional advice from experts when needed.

We are also happy to facilitate transfers to journals within and outside Springer Nature by sharing reviews and reviewers’ identities at the authors’ request. Authors can request that reviews are passed on, and inform the receiving journal’s Editors that they can contact us for further information.

Please note that sharing of reviews and reviewers’ identities is subject to reviewers’ approval.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to全球和公共Healt BMChshould adhere toBMC's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Citing articles in全球和公共Healt BMCh

Articles in全球和公共Healt BMChshould be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title.BMC Global Public Health[year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse.BMC Global Public Health2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Appeals and complaints

Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should follow the procedure outlined in theBMC Editorial Policies.

Benefits of publishing with BMC

High visibility

全球和公共Healt BMCh's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.

Speed of publication

全球和公共Healt BMChoffers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.


Online publication in全球和公共Healt BMChgives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in全球和公共Healt BMChare included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on全球和公共Healt BMCh’s pages and on the BMC homepage.

In addition, articles published in全球和公共Healt BMChmay be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in全球和公共Healt BMCh. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BMC is availablehere.


As an author of an article published in全球和公共Healt BMChyou retain thecopyrightof your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see theBMC license agreement).

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