Call for papers: Health Policy and Systems in Emerging Economies

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BMC International Health and Human Rights announces a call for submissions to a thematic series on health policy and systems in emerging economies. The “emerging economies” are fast growing and changing societies. They are the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) that make up over 40 percent of the world’s population as well as other successful economies including Indonesia, Vietnam, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey and South Korea. Such countries face important questions about how best to promote equitable and inclusive development – domestically, regionally and globally. The aim of this thematic series is to explore the challenges of creating policies for health in these settings.

We welcome submissions regarding all aspects of health policy and systems in emerging economies that illuminate relationships between economic development and health and human rights, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

• social protection floors, universal healthcare and social guarantees
• the ‘new middle classes’ and health policy
• finance capital and commercial activity in healthcare
• environment and health
• preventive health policy
• law and governance challenges
• trade in health services and other transnational mobilities
• health-related aid
• policy innovations offering lessons for health policy in poorer nations and regions

Literature reviews, comparative studies and single case studies are welcomed. We encourage you to submit your original articles by August 31, 2013. To submit your manuscript, please use our online submission system and indicate in your cover letter that you would like the manuscript to be considered for the ‘health policy and systems in emerging economies’ thematic series.

A special 20% discount off the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be granted to all accepted manuscripts submitted by July 31, 2013 (please mention waiver code IHHRTHEM). All manuscripts will undergo peer review according to the journal’s policy.

Please contact the BMC International Health and Human Rights editorial team if you have questions regarding the suitability of your paper for this series.

Susan F. Murray,
Guest Editor

Irene Pala,
Executive Editor

Emily Crow,
Executive Editor