The journal is now launching a special Call for Papers focusing on preparation, deployment, and rescue recovery efforts, as they unfold. Global experts, responders, and scientific and medical professionals in both disaster and public health are invited to supply content for these special and timely papers. Due to the intensity surrounding the serial hurricanes, coverage may extend beyond one issue.
Frederick “Skip” Burkle, MD,
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mark Keim, MD – National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Rockville, Maryland
José F. Cordero, MD – University of Georgia College of Public Health, Athens, Georgia
Raymond Swienton, MD - UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Kelly Klein, MD, - UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Eric Weinstein, MD - Lexington Medical Center, South Carolina
Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH, MBA, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University, New York
Pietro (Peter) D. Marghella, DHSc,
The George Washington University School of Public Health Services, Washington, DC
Tener Goodwin Veenema, Ph D, MPH, RN
Johns Hopkins University -Department of Community-Public Health
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness is the first comprehensive and authoritative journal emphasizing public health preparedness and disaster response for all health care and public health professionals globally. The journal seeks to translate science into practice and integrate medical and public health perspectives.
Full descriptions of article types and other author information can be viewed on the journal home page
Manuscripts can be uploaded to mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dmp
Material will be published in a timely manner after peer review and Guest Editors may be added as submissions increase.
There are no hard deadlines. Articles submitted to this special collection will be reviewed promptly and, if accepted, will be published online. The online version is the version of record. It is possible that some articles may require extensive revision which could result in slower processing. Should these articles eventually be accepted they will be published as regular articles with a note indicating that they were submitted in response to the Call for Papers.
The recent serial hurricanes – Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria, have been classified among the worst catastrophes ever experienced in the United States and Caribbean regions. With two previous catastrophic events – Ebola and Superstorm Sandy, the journal launched an innovative approach to peer reviewed scientific publication that has proven to be enormously successful and will be repeated for the current hurricane related events.