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Call for Papers: Viral hepatitis elimination

Hepatology, MediciHepatitis C virus BruceBlaus via Wikimedia Commonsne and Policy is delighted to announce a Call for Papers for a thematic series on 'Viral hepatitis elimination'.  

In this cross-journal series, Hepatology, Medicine and Policy, BMC Medicine, BMC Infectious Disease, and BMC Public Health examine how far efforts towards viral hepatitis elimination have come and what remains to be done.

Aims and scope

Hepatology, Medicine and Policy considers articles on the prevention and management of viral and non-viral hepatitis and other liver disorders, including articles on the public health, policy and biomedical dimensions of these conditions.

Society affiliations

Hepatology, Medicine and Policy is affiliated with the World Hepatitis Alliance, a global network of hepatitis patient organisations; and with the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU), an international organization dedicated to scientific knowledge exchange, knowledge translation, and advocacy focused on hepatitis C prevention and care among people who use drugs.

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Call for papers: Viral hepatitis elimination

We are pleased to announce that Hepatology, Medicine and Policy (HMAP) is currently accepting manuscript submissions to be considered for publication for a thematic series on viral hepatitis elimination. Guest edited by Dr Martin Tagle (Anglo Americana Clinic, Peru) and Dr Marcelo Silva (Austral University Hospital, Argentina), this series aims to describe the situation regarding viral hepatitis B and C in Latin America. The series is interested in research and review submissions, written by leaders in the field. We are also interested in patient perspectives on hepatitis. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Health policy
  • Health systems
  • Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services,
  • Implementation research and delivery science
  • Ethics and human rights
  • Social mediators of health outcomes
  • Basic and clinical science

This series will be launched at the World Hepatitis Summit (Brazil, Nov 2017). Pre-submission enquiries, can be sent directly to the with in cc.

About the Editor

Jeffrey V Lazarus

Prof Jeffrey V. Lazarus is an associate researcher at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona and a senior researcher at CHIP, the Centre for Health and Infectious Disease Research and WHO Collaborating Centre on HIV and Viral Hepatitis at Rigshospitalet, the University of Copenhagen. He is also a member of the Centre for Health and Social Change at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His decade-long career as a health systems and communicable diseases expert at WHO’s Regional Office for Europe was followed by three years at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He now serves as the Board Chair of AFEW International, a Board member of the EASL International Liver Foundation, a steering committee member of the HIV in Europe Initiative, the ACHIEVE Hepatitis Elimination coalition and of the European Commission’s joint action on HIV and hepatitis. He is a member of the BMC Editorial Advisory Group.​​​​​​​

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    146 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    198 days from submission to acceptance
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