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Population Health Metrics is recruiting Associate Editors. 

As the growth of the journal continues, we are looking to expand our editorial team. Please follow the link below to find out more about the role and apply. 

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Featured article: Completeness, agreement, and representativeness of ethnicity recording in the United Kingdom’s Clinical Practice Research Datalink and linked Hospital Episode Statistics

This descriptive study assessed the completeness, agreement, and representativeness of ethnicity recording in the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink primary care databases alone and, for those patients registered with a GP in England, when linked to secondary care data from Hospital Episode Statistics. 

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Call for papers: The health impacts of war and armed conflict

The latest Global Burden of Disease estimates indicate that conflict and terrorism were responsible for 96,500 deaths (95 UI:  83 400–114, 000) in 2021. These statistics highlight the critical importance of addressing the health consequences of armed conflicts globally.

This Collection seeks to advance knowledge in population health measures and the policy implications for populations affected by war and armed conflict. We invite research into health inequalities, recognizing that most wars and armed conflict disproportionately affect vulnerable populations globally.

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Aims and scope

Population Health Metrics aims to advance the science of population health assessment, and welcomes papers relating to concepts, methods, ethics, applications, and summary measures of population health. 

The journal provides a unique platform for population health researchers to share their findings with the global community. We seek research that addresses the communication of population health measures and policy implications to stakeholders; this includes papers related to burden estimation and risk assessment, and research addressing population health across the full range of development. 

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Dr Jonathan Samet, Editor-in-Chief

Jonathan M. Samet, MD, MS, a pulmonary physician and epidemiologist, is Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, an MD from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. His current research focuses on the health risks of inhaled pollutants—particles and ozone in outdoor air and indoor pollutants including secondhand smoke and radon.  He has also investigated the occurrence and causes of cancer and respiratory diseases, emphasizing the risks of active and passive smoking.  For several decades, he has been involved in global health, focusing on tobacco control, air pollution, and chronic disease prevention. 

Prof Shereen Hussein, Editor-in-Chief

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Shereen Hussein, BSc, MSc, PhD, a medical demographer and population scientist, is a Health and Social Care Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. She acts as a policy advisor for ageing, health and social care workforce policies to several governments. Her current research focuses on long-term care and health policies, including measuring unmet health and care needs, workforce outcomes and quality of care. Her research also examines how migration and technology shape ageing perspectives, care demand and preferences. She has been involved in global ageing and LTC policy developments, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, working closely with the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, and the World Bank.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.2
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.3
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.600
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.646

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 12
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 300

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 877,802
    Altmetric mentions: 487