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Call for papers - Veterinary public health and food security

Guest Editor:
Mahdi Askari Badouei
: Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
Mian Muhammad Awais: Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 June 2024

BMC Veterinary Research is calling for submissions to our Collection on Veterinary public health and food security. In recent years, the intricate link between animal health, human health, and food security has gained recognition, demanding a multidisciplinary approach to address global challenges like zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and sustainable food production. 

We welcome submissions on topics like antimicrobial resistance, vaccination impact, disease detection, sustainable livestock, food waste reduction, nutritional aspects, innovative technologies, and global food security policies.

New Content ItemThis Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 2: Zero Hunger, SDG 3: Good Health & Wellbeing, and SDG 12: Responsible Consumption & Production

Meet the Guest Editor

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Mahdi Askari Badouei: Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Mahdi Askari is a university lecturer on general, diagnostic and pathogenic bacteriology and also a researcher in veterinary and public health bacteriology. His main fields of interest include virulence, epidemiology, pathogenesis and resistance of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in animals and its zoonotic risk for humans. He is currently working on emerging pathogenic Escherichia spp. in Escherichia coli research lab at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.

Mian Muhammad Awais: Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan
Dr Awais is currently working as an Associate Professor at Department of Pathobiology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan. He is also Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK. His research expertise encompasses different aspects of One Health at human- animal-environment interface. He is mainly working on epidemiological mapping and control of zoonotic diseases in economically deprived communities. He is the lead scientist of One Health research group and is currently working as Principal Investigator of different research projects around the theme of One Health awarded by different funding agencies. He is an active member of various professional societies/bodies. Additionally, he is also serving as a member of reviewer boards of various funding agencies. Dr Awais is also recipient of national/international research grants and other awards including Emerging Leaders Award-2022 from Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene-UK, AMBO Fellowship Award from NSTDA, Best Young Scientist Award and Research Productivity Award by Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of Pakistan.  

About the Collection

BMC Veterinary Research is calling for submissions to our Collection on Veterinary public health and food security.

The complex relationship between animal health, human health, and food security has gained increasing recognition in recent years. Zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and the sustainable production of safe and nutritious food are pressing global challenges that require a multidisciplinary approach. Veterinary public health has emerged as a pivotal discipline, encompassing the interconnected realms of the global food system.

This Collection seeks to present a comprehensive overview of current research and innovations in the field of veterinary public health and food security in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Research on zoonotic diseases enhances our understanding of disease transmission, improving public health and well-being (SDG 3). Addressing antimicrobial resistance ensures safe food access, promoting Zero Hunger (SDG 2). Sustainable livestock practices and responsible consumption minimize environmental impacts, conserve resources, and enhance food security (SDG 12). Advancing our knowledge in these areas will drive us towards a healthier, hunger-free, and more sustainable future.

Submissions may cover a range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Antimicrobial resistance and its implications for food safety and public health
  • Influence of vaccination programs on animal health, food safety, and human health
  • Surveillance systems for early detection of diseases jeopardizing food safety
  • Sustainable livestock production and its impact on food security and environmental sustainability
  • Strategies to reduce food waste and enhance food security in the context of veterinary public health
  • Nutritional aspects of animal-source foods in human health
  • Innovative technologies and interventions for improving veterinary public health
  • Policy and governance frameworks for ensuring food security and safety in a globalized market

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  1. Human fishing activities have significantly affect environmental concern for marine ecosystems, conservation of marine mammals, and human health. Coastal cetaceans are highly vulnerable to ingestion of fishing...

    Authors: Sung Bin Lee, Adams Hei Long Yuen, Sunmin Kim, Won Joon Jung, Do-Gyun Kim, Sang Wha Kim, Young Min Lee, Dasol Park, Han Seok Cho, Cherry Tsz Ching Poon, Sang Guen Kim, Sib Sankar Giri, Su Jin Jo, Jae Hong Park, Mae Hyun Hwang, Eun Jae Park…
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:232

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research 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 "Veterinary public health and food security" 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.