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Archives of Public Health is recruiting Section Editors. As the growth of the journal continues, we are looking to expand our editorial team.
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The burden of disease of fatal and non-fatal burn injuries for the full spectrum of care in the Netherlands
A comprehensive overview of the burden of disease of burns for the full spectrum of care is not available. The authors estimated the burden of disease of burns for the full spectrum in the Netherlands in 2018, and explored whether the burden of disease changed from 2014 to 2018.
This article compares the medicines for mental disorders included in national essential medicines lists with the WHO essential medicines list and assesses the extent to which economic status and WHO Region account for the differences.
Self-Efficacy to Manage Chronic Disease (SEMCD) scale: translation and evaluation of measurement properties for a swedish version
Reinforcing self-efficacy in patients is important in person-centered care; therefore, reliable and valid measures of a person’s self-efficacy is of clinical relevance. A questionnaire suitable for self-efficacy and patient engagement that is not limited to a particular condition is the Self-efficacy to Manage Chronic Disease (SEMCD). This study aims to evaluate the measurement properties of a Swedish translation of the SEMCD with a Rasch analysis.
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 an 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 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.
Authors who want to submit a manuscript to Archives of Public Health should provide a statement (500 to 750 words) to the Editors included in the cover letter:
• What is known
• What does the study adds
• What the implications are for clinical practice, public health and/or research.
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
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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.
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Herman Van Oyen, Editor-in-Chief
Herman retired from his position as Scientific Director of the Directorate Epidemiology and public health at Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium. He still continues to teach Epidemiology at the University of Ghent. He first worked as a medical doctor in Haiti before going on to study public health, epidemiology and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg 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 200 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.
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35 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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