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Call for papers - Veterinary public health and food security

Guest Editor:
Mahdi Askari Badouei
: Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

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.

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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There are currently no articles in this collection.

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.