Edited by Jonathan Polonsky and Anna Kuehne
Conflict and Health invites you to submit to our new collection on community-based surveillance (CBS) among crisis-affected populations.
Since the 2014-2016 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, CBS has been increasingly recognized as a crucial component of surveillance of public health events in low- and middle-income countries, fragile states, and in areas affected by humanitarian crises – yet the evidence base related to the application and performance of CBS remains limited.
This collection welcomes papers that address key questions such as:
- How can CBS be used to augment the formal public health surveillance system?
- How effective and feasible is CBS in areas affected by crises?
- What are the various methodological approaches to implementing CBS?
- What are the key barriers to implementing CBS and how can they be overcome?
This collection is open to submissions of quantitative and qualitative research papers, reviews, short reports, case studies, methodology articles, commentaries, and debate articles, which would undergo the journal’s normal peer review process and be subject to an article-processing charge.
Manuscripts should be formatted according to our submission guidelines and submitted via the online submission system. During the submission process, please make sure the correct collection title is chosen at the 'Additional Information' step. Please also indicate clearly in the covering letter that the manuscript is to be considered for this collection. This is an open-ended collection and articles will be accepted for on-going publication.