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COVID-19 and Impact on Mortality and Population Health

Edited by:
Meredith ShielsDivision of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, USA
Gideon Meyerowitz-KatzSchool of Health and Society, University of Wollongong, Australia
Jonas Schöley: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 May 2024

Population Health Metrics is calling for submissions to our Collection on COVID-19 and Impact on Mortality and Population Health, i.e., an article Collection focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on mortality/population health.

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About the Collection

According to the WHO, as of July 2023, there have been nearly 7 million deaths due to COVID-19 globally, and at least double that number in uncounted excess mortality attributable to the pandemic. COVID-19 mortality has varied over time, and by nation, within country geography and across demographics. This collection will include research focused on the COVID-19 pandemic mortality and other metrics of population health, including studies of descriptive epidemiology at the population level, burden of disease, disease and risk factor modeling, excess deaths, and comparative assessment of risks to health at the population level. 

We are particularly interested in inequalities in population health due to the COVID-19 pandemic and their measurement.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original research and review articles. 

Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "COVID-19 and Impact on Mortality and Population Health" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.