Call for Papers: AJPH Special Edition on Climate Change and Health

This announcement is posted on behalf of Rose Schneider, the IH Section’s Climate Change and Health Working Group Chair.


The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) intends to publish a supplement issue on the topic of Climate Change and Health: Research, Translation, Policy, and Practice. Climate change is widely considered the greatest challenge to the public’s health. This issue will showcase scientific research that evaluates the degree to which climate change is a present-day and future threat to population health and health equity and highlight emerging and innovative evidence, strategies, solutions, and policies to address the health and equity consequences of climate change. Original research articles, briefs, systematic reviews, commentaries, editorials, as well as analytic, photographic, and historic essays on the health and equity impacts of climate change are invited. Papers that highlight translational practices as well as evaluation or policies that demonstrate advancement of health and equity are encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, best-practice models, co-impacts of climate change and other policies, economic evaluation, climate literacy and communication, and gaps in research, policy, and practice implications related to climate change adaptation, community resilience, and mitigation.

Potential authors should visit the AJPH website (www.ajph.org) to review the Instructions for Authors and specific guidelines for the various types of manuscripts. All manuscripts will undergo standard peer review by the AJPH editors and peer referees as defined by AJPH policy. Manuscripts must be submitted April 1, 2017, via the online submission system at http://editorialmanager.com/ajph.

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