Migrant health web collection freely available to 29 July

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Our latest web collection focusses on migrant health and is freely accessible until 29 July 2016.

Displacement of people due to external or internal factors is rising across the world, particularly due to conflicts and natural disasters, but also socio-economic factors. According to WHO, there are an estimated 1 billion migrants in the world today of whom 214 million are international migrants and 740 million internal migrants. This has a significant impact on the spread of infectious diseases and on a country’s health system.

The ten papers in the collection include a review paper by Editorial Board member Andrew Tatem on mapping population and pathogen movements and a systematic review of prevention and management strategies for the consequences of gender-based violence in refugee settings by Ramin Asgary and colleagues.

The full collection can be accessed here; it is available to all until 29 July and in perpetuity to RSTMH members. Membership costs just £95 a year, discounted to £80 for electronic access only and further discounted for people living and and working in LMICs and for students and retired colleagues. Read more about the benefits of membership and sign up here.

Call for papers

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health are currently inviting submissions of original research papers and systematic reviews in all aspects of migrant and refugee health.

We publish high quality articles with the aim of supporting the wider tropical medicine and global health community and future generations of academics, clinicians and scientists. We work hard to support our authors who trust us with their work. Here are just some of the benefits we offer:

An average time to first decision of less than five weeks
Expert international Editorial Boards
A dedicated and expert in-house Editorial Team
Advance online publication
Full PubMed/Medline indexing for all articles
A number of Open Access publishing options
Support for research from low and middle income countries
Global dissemination of  your research
Promotion of your paper once published
Both journals are ranked in the Science Citation Index

Find out more about the benefits of publishing with us here