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Call for content: Impact of COVID-19 Health Policies on Other Infectious Diseases

Guest edited by Prof. Carlo Torti (University Magna Graecia, Italy), Prof. Elijah Paintsil (Yale School of Medicine. USA) and Prof. Peter Nyasulu (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), this collection aims to bring together original research articles and systematic reviews characterizing the benefits and detriments of COVID-19 pandemic health policies on prevention, transmission, diagnosis, and treatment of the whole spectrum of infectious diseases.

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COVID-19 false dichotomies and a comprehensive review of the evidence regarding public health, COVID-19 symptomatology, SARS-CoV-2 transmission, mask wearing, and reinfection

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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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  1. Authors: Leabaneng Tawe, Wonderful T. Choga, Giacomo M. Paganotti, Ontlametse T. Bareng, Tlhalefo D. Ntereke, Pleasure Ramatlho, Doreen Ditshwanelo, Simani Gaseitsiwe, Ishmael Kasvosve, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Omenge E. Orang’o, Erle Robertson, Nicola Zetola, Sikhulile Moyo, Surbhi Grover and Aaron C. Ermel

    Content type: Research

  2. Authors: Georges-Philippe Pageaux, Clovis Lusivika Nzinga, Nathalie Ganne, Didier Samuel, Céline Dorival, Fabien Zoulim, Carole Cagnot, Thomas Decaens, Dominique Thabut, Tarik Asselah, Philippe Mathurin, François Habersetzer, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki, Dominique Guyader, Isabelle Rosa, Vincent Leroy…

    Content type: Research

  1. Authors: Keivan Ranjbar, Mohsen Moghadami, Alireza Mirahmadizadeh, Mohammad Javad Fallahi, Vahid Khaloo, Reza Shahriarirad, Amirhossein Erfani, Zohre Khodamoradi and Mohammad Hasan Gholampoor Saadi

    Content type: Research article

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2021 21:436

Introducing the BMC Series SDG Editorial Board Members: Gerald Mboowa

Picture of researcher Gabriel Zorello Laporta wearing a blue pulloverGerald Mboowa, PhD, is a Bioinformatics Implementation Science Expert at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and a researcher at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University. He specializes in supporting national public health institutions to utilize DNA sequencing technologies and computational tools in disease outbreak investigations, pathogen characterization as well antimicrobial resistance surveillance.

We are Recruiting new Editorial Board Members

We are recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join our international editorial board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of different subject disciplines.

BMC Series Focus Issues

January: Antimicrobial resistance

Microbial resistance has become a major threat to human health in the 21st century. In order to provide the public with a general understanding of the situation of drug-resistant pathogens, and to alert and prevent this threat, the BMC Series Journals dedicate their first focus issue in 2022 to research on antimicrobial resistance.

December: HIV

For World AIDS day, the BMC Series Journals dedicate this month's focus issue to research on HIV and AIDS highlighting recent advancements in understanding the biology of the disease, the continued breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment and also shed some light on what life with HIV is like. 

Aims and scope

BMC Infectious Diseases is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of infectious and sexually transmitted diseases in humans, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

  • Identity transparency: Single anonymized
  • Reviewer interacts with: Editor
  • Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.


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  • Stuart Weir, BMC
  • Sarah Gray, BMC

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