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Call for papers: Burden of disease

Edited by Brecht Devleesschauwer and Henk Hilderink

© mthipsorn / Getty Images / iStockArchives of Public Health invites you to submit to our new article collection focusing on the burden of disease.

What are the most prevalent diseases in a country? Which risk factors are the strongest contributors to disease and death? How is the impact of different diseases evolving over time, and how does it compare between countries and within subnational units? With an increasing need for prioritizing the use of available resources, a timely, sound and comprehensive answer to these fundamental questions is needed more than ever to inform public health decision making. Driven by the impact of the Global Burden of Disease study, several researchers and health institutes have adopted the burden of disease approach to address these questions. Fundamental to this approach is the use of the Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) metric, as a single, comprehensive, and comparable summary measure of population health.

The burden of disease approach is, however, hampered by the complexity of the methodology and the need for high quality data. This collection aims to provide a platform for discussing methodological challenges and advances in the burden of disease approach.

We welcome the following:

  • Manuscripts dealing with methodological challenges related to the burden of disease approach.
  • Manuscripts presenting methodological advances in the burden of disease approach.
  • Manuscripts dealing with knowledge translation of burden of disease estimates.
  • Novel burden of disease studies using the DALY metric.

This collection, part of the Health information systems section of the journal, is open for submissions of research, methodology, study protocol, systematic review, and commentary articles. All articles that are submitted to this collection will 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. In the submission system please make sure that 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.

Deadline for submissions: 31st April 2020.

There are currently no articles in this collection.