Armed Conflict & Public Health – call for papers

Armed Conflict & Public Health – the population level consequences of war

Co-Director Karl Blanchet will be a guest editor on a special issue on ‘Armed Conflict & Public Health’ due for release in Aug/Sept 2019, which currently has a call for papers:

In collaboration with the Journal of Public Health (JPH) and the Primary Prevention of War Working Group, the Global Violence Prevention special interest group is pleased to invite you to submit papers for a special JPH supplement on the subject of “Armed Conflict & Public Health”.  All papers included in the supplement will be both free-to-publish and free-to-view online.

The public health impact of armed conflict is a rapidly developing academic field, with widespread interest driven by current events and being expressed across a range of different stakeholders (including NGOs, military, political and public community-level groups).  The Global Violence Prevention special interest group was set up by the Faculty of Public Health in 2016 in order to apply a population health lens to the issue of armed conflict.  The organisational relationship between the Faculty and the Journal has raised the possibility of co-producing a special supplement on this timely and important issue.

We encourage the submission of any original articles which take a public health approach to the issue of armed conflict.  Topics of interest could include (but are not limited to):

  • Health consequences of forced displacement
  • Environmental impacts of war
  • Social & community cohesion effects of specific conflict(s)
  • Public health impacts of different weaponry/tactics
  • On-the-ground case studies or perspectives from authors in conflict-affected countries
  • Child development in warzones.

The deadline for paper submission is 31st January 2019.  Please refer to the JPH information for authors guidance in preparing your manuscript and email submissions to with the subject “Conflict & Health supplement”.

Read the full press release here.