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Geographical mapping of COVID-19

© denisismagilov / stock.adobe.comIn 2019, a new virus causing severe acute respiratory syndrome emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This paper offers pointers to, and describes, a range of practical online/mobile GIS and mapping dashboards and applications for tracking the coronavirus epidemic and associated events as they unfold around the world.

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Call for papers: Digital public health

© © PhotoPlus+ / stock.adobe.comIn recent years the world has seen a rapid expansion in the development and use of digital technologies. This cross-journal collection is interested in manuscripts that address digital (e-health) interventions and their applications in health care and public health. We are also interested in manuscripts that address the added value of e-health interventions with regard to usual care. 

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International Journal of Health Geographics is published continuously online-only. We encourage you to sign up to receive free email alerts to keep up to date with all of the latest articles by registering here.

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

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Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Editor-in-Chief

Maged N. Kamel Boulos is a British scientist and Full Professor of Digital Health Systems at Sun Yat-sen University, China.

He worked before that at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, University of Plymouth, University of Bath, and City, University of London. He has more than 28 years of combined clinical and informatics experience, spanning the clinical, industry and academic/research worlds (1990-2018).

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 >150 publications (GS h-index: 37) 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).

Annual Journal Metrics

57 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
29 days to first decision for all manuscripts
114 days from submission to acceptance
10 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact
2.862 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.392 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.312 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.924 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

305 Altmetric mentions

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