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Thematic series

One health approaches to control zoonotic viral diseases

Zoonotic viruses, which transmit diseases between animals and humans, have significant impact on public health, animal health, and the environment. This Collection aims to focus on holistic strategies to prevent, monitor, and manage zoonotic viral diseases. 

Food security and sustainability from a microbiology perspective

In light of climate change, geopolitical conflicts, economic downturns and human population growth, many questions arise about our future. A major problem society faces is securing food supplies to sustain all people on Earth. This cross-journal Collection includes various aspects of maintaining or enhancing food production, sustainability and security from a microbiology perspective.

Global health security

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the biosecurity and biothreat landscape, opening the realisation that there are a number of gaps in biosafety and biosecurity surveillance and response capabilities. This collection aims to address the needs to reassess pandemic planning to broaden the scope to other pathogenic agents, and include pathogen discovery and detection at the human-animal interface to understand the potential for future biological threats.

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One Health in policy, practice, and response to emerging diseases

This collection features papers detailing timely and important topics related to employing a One Health approach in policy, practice, and response to emerging diseases from around the world, with a special focus on themes that have previously been under-represented in the literature. 

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Novel opportunities for NGS-based One Health surveillance of foodborne pathogens

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) provides much greater (and faster) strain discrimination than traditional methods, including older genomic methods such as PFGE. At the same time NGS provides an all-in-one test (Whole Genome Sequencing, WGS) which can provide serotype, antimicrobial resistance or virulence profiling, and other molecular or traditional subtyping methods; and notably the same methodology works for all types of pathogens (virus, bacteria, fungi, parasites). 

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Joining forces in influenza pandemic preparedness

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On the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, the Influenza Preparedness Stakeholder Conference took place at the Chatham House in London, UK. The conference provided an opportunity to review the advances made over the past 100 years, evaluate current preparedness levels and discuss the pathways required to improve policy engagement. The Meeting Report is now available.

One Health Outlook is indexed in ESCI and PMC

We are excited to announce that One Health Outlook has been accepted in Clarivate's Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and PubMed Central® (PMC).  

Part of the Web of Science Core Collection™, ESCI contains quality publications, selected by Clarivate for editorial rigor and best practice at a journal level. PMC is the free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

One Health Outlook articles are fully indexed and searchable in PMC here and in ESCI here.

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Find a selection of articles published across Springer Nature, as well as additional commentary and books relevant to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research.

Featured White Paper: Make science evolve into a One Health approach to improve health and security

One Health Outlook has published a new White Paper in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. It summarizes highlights of the 5th International One Health Congress in 2018 in Canada and serves as a roadmap for the future, detailing several concrete action points to be carried out in the run-up to the next World One Health Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Aims and scope

One Health Outlook is a new open access journal published by BMC in collaboration with the Global One Health Community.


Edited by Ab Osterhaus, One Health Outlook has a broad scope to encompass all aspects of One Health.  Education and bringing people from different backgrounds together is what One Health is all about, and by removing barriers for readers, Open Access is ideally placed to promote the One Health ethos.

One Health Outlook welcomes papers from researchers looking at the interaction between human, animal, plant and environmental health; agriculture, food and water safety and soil health; disease surveillance, prevention and response, both infectious and chronic diseases; antimicrobial resistance; environmental toxicology detection and response; public policy and regulation; education, communications and outreach.

Announcing the launch of In Review

One Health Outlook, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    2023 Speed
    28 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    173 days submission to accept (Median)
    2023 Usage
    297 Altmetric mentions

The Global One Health Community

One Health Outlook is published in collaboration with the Global One Health Community. A strategic forum of stakeholders and a One Health reference network that aims to enhance understanding of and preparedness for the current and future outbreaks of zoonoses, emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals, and antimicrobial resistance, including the ecological and environmental factors which impact on these diseases.