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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Call for papers

New Content Item

One Health in policy, practice, and response to emerging diseases
Edited by Jonna Mazet and Eri Togami

Novel opportunities for NGS-based One Health surveillance of foodborne pathogens
Edited by Joergen Schlundt and Moon Tay Yue Feng

Spatial inequality, infectious diseases and disease control
Cross-journal series

Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases
Cross-journal series

Human migration, conflict and infectious diseases
Cross-journal series

Environmental justice and policy research
Cross-journal series

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.

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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 

The One Health Platform

New Content ItemOne Health Outlook is published in collaboration with the One Health Platform. 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.

From the blog

What vaccination means for mankind: Insights from the Vaxvox launch meeting

Joining forces in influenza pandemic preparedness

New Content Item

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.

Aims and scope

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

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.


Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    124 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    68 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    172 days from submission to acceptance
    53 days from acceptance to publication

    35 Altmetric mentions