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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review
How do standard populations impact burden of disease studies?
Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) are an established method for quantifying population health needs and guiding prioritisation decisions. This study evaluates the impact that the choice of method used for rate calculations (crude or age-standardised) has on the DALYs ranking and rate of causes of disease/injury.Read more
A rapid survey method to assess the prevalence and causes of hearing loss
The Rapid Assessment of Hearing Loss (RAHL) survey protocol aims to measure the prevalence and causes of hearing loss in a low cost and rapid manner, to inform planning of ear and hearing services. This study reports on the feasibility of RAHL and the estimated prevalence and causes of hearing loss in Gao’an China.Read more
Call for papers: Burden of disease
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 questions such as 'What are the most prevalent diseases in a country?'. This collection aims to provide a platform for discussing methodological challenges and advances in the burden of disease approach.Read more
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Aims and scope
Archives of Public Health is a broad scope public health journal, dedicated to publishing all sound science in the field of public health. The journal aims to better the understanding of the health of populations. The journal contributes to public health knowledge, enhances the interaction between research, policy and practice and stimulates public health monitoring and indicator development. The journal considers submissions on health outcomes and their determinants, with clear statements about the public health and policy implications. Archives of Public Health welcomes methodological papers (e.g., on study design and bias), papers on health services research, health economics, community interventions, and epidemiological studies dealing with international comparisons, the determinants of inequality in health, and the environmental, behavioural, social, demographic and occupational correlates of health and diseases.
Digital public health
In recent years the world has seen a rapid expansion in the development and use of digital technologies. This cross-journal collection is interested in manuscripts that address digital (e-health) interventions and their applications in health care and public health. We are also interested in manuscripts that address the added value of e-health interventions with regard to usual care.Read more
Herman Van Oyen, Epidemiology and public health, Sciensano, Belgium
Olivier Bruyère, Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics, University of Liège, Belgium
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About the society
The Belgian Association of Public Health (BAPH) is a scientific organisation of research groups and institutions, health workers and policy makers who are active in the field of public health. The aims of the association are:
- to increase the knowledge in different domains of public health
- and to stimulate public health research
Members of BAPH are entitled to a discounted article-processing charge when they publish in Archives of Public Health. To obtain the discount, members should contact the society before proceeding with submission of their article.
Herman Van Oyen, Editor-in-Chief
Herman is currently Director of the Directorate Epidemiology and public health in Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium. He is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Ghent. Professor Van Oyen first worked as a medical doctor in Haiti before going on to study public health, epidemiology and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health where he completed a DrPH. His key research interests include epidemiological methods, survey methodology, health inequality and summary measures of population health. He is author of more than 180 scientific publications, books and book chapters.
Olivier Bruyère, Editor-in-Chief
Olivier is currently Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences and of Geriatric Rehabilitation in the Department of Rehabilitation and Sport Sciences at the University of Liège in Belgium. He is also head of the Research Unit in Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics at this University. Professor Bruyère is the Chief Executive Officer of the European Society on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO), President of the Belgian Ageing Muscle Society (BAMS), General Secretary of the Belgian Bone Club (BBC), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and is a member of the Group for the Respect of Ethics and Excellence in Sciences (GREES). He also works as expert for the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES). His main fields of interest are prevention, rehabilitation and pharmaco-epidemiology related to geriatric or rheumatic conditions. He is Executive Editor of “Aging Clinical and Experimental Research”, Associate Editor of “BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders” and holds positions on the editorial board of various journals. He is author of more than 250 international scientific publications and book chapters.
Annual Journal Metrics
81 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
40 days to first decision for all manuscripts
158 days from submission to acceptance
48 days from acceptance to publication
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