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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.

Global health security

The collection welcomes research and reviews exploring One Health science broadly, antimicrobial resistance, the interface between science and policy, and COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2  observations, relevant to Global Health Security.

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

Authors are invited to submit original 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.

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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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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One Health challenges in Africa

New Content ItemOne Health presents a specific challenge for national public health institutes in Africa, due to the lack of an Africa-wide consensus for the public health practice of One Health, including surveillance and disease control. The 1st International One Health Forum, which took place in Addis Ababa on 14-15 November 2019, focused on strengthening the public health practice of national public health institutes in Africa by assembling representatives from existing One Health initiatives and networks. The full report is available here

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.

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

  • 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

The One Health Platform

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One 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.