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Call for papers: New horizons in geospatial lifestyle and food environment research

Physical activityAdvances in lifestyle sensing, geo-tagged big data and related technologies are helping us better understand the highly complex, multifactorial nature of overweight, obesity (OO) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), in our quest to design more effective public health interventions for the control and prevention of these conditions. 

Collection: Recent advances in geospatial techniques for monitoring and mitigating climate change effects on human health

Climate and climate change affect human health and wellbeing in a multitude of ways. This Collection is focused on the key roles played by geospatial data, methods and tools in the measurement, analysis and modelling of climate change and its effects on human health. Research presented in this collection is well aligned with the majority of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 13 on Climate Action.


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Aims and scope

A leader among the field, International Journal of Health Geographics is an interdisciplinary, open access journal publishing internationally significant studies of geospatial information systems and science applications in health and healthcare. With an exceptional author satisfaction rate and a quick time to first decision, the journal caters to readers across an array of healthcare disciplines globally. 

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Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Lan Mu, PhD, University of Georgia, United States

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Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Editor-in-Chief

Maged N. Kamel Boulos is a British scientist and Full Professor (Medical and Public Health Informatics) at the School of Medicine (FMUL), University of Lisbon, Portugal.

He worked before that at Sun Yat-sen University (China), University of the Highlands and Islands (Scotland), University of Plymouth, University of Bath, and City, University of London. He has more than 30 years of combined clinical and informatics experience, spanning the clinical, industry and academic/research worlds (1990-2022).

As well as his medical degree and Master’s in Clinical Dermatology, he holds a Master’s in Medical Informatics from King's College, University of London, and a PhD in Measurement & Information in Medicine (GIS) from City, University London.

Maged teaches and has >180 publications (GS h-index: 49) on a specialist range of medical/public health informatics and geoinformatics topics. He is Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and was co-Chair of WG IV/4 within ISPRS Commission IV, 2008-2012. He is the Founding Editor (2001) and Editor-in-Chief of the MEDLINE-indexed International Journal of Health Geographics. His research has received wide media coverage and is/has been funded by national and international bodies, including World Health Organization EMRO and EURO; European Commission; UK TSB KTP Programme; UK AHRC; and Public Health Agency of Canada (funding one of his former PhD students).

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2022 Citation Impact
4.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
4.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.628 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
1.142 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

2023 Speed
7 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
96 days submission to accept (Median)

2023 Usage 
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