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Call for papers: Inequities in health and health systems in Latin America and the Caribbean

© SL_Photography / Getty Images / iStockWe are seeking contributions for an article collection that showcases research on inequities in health and health systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. The collection will contribute to the understanding and development of pro-equity policies that can strengthen national health systems in this region, and improve access to quality health services for the underserved on the road to achieving universal health coverage.

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Moving towards UHC: engaging non-state providers​​​​​​​
Edited by Zubin Cyrus Shroff and Krishna Dipankar Rao

Showcasing social science approaches to health systems and policy research
Edited by Stephanie M. Topp, Kerry Scott, Karen Daniels, and Ana Lorena Ruano

Practicing governance towards equity in health systems: LMIC perspectives and experience
Edited by Lucy Gilson and Ana Lorena Ruano

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World Health Day 2019 - Universal health coverage

World Health Day 2019Explore a curated selection of articles chosen by our Editors relevant to World Health Day, April 7, focusing on primary health care and equity in health relevant to this year's theme of universal health coverage.

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Aims and scope

At a time when health inequalities across the world are widespread and often increasing, International Journal for Equity in Health provides a highly visible forum where strong evidence relevant to the search for, and attainment of, equity in health can be found. Served by a globally recognized editorial board, the journal publishes research which improves the understanding of issues that influence the health of populations and shapes evidence-based decisions by health policy-makers. 

International Journal for Equity in Health focuses on disseminating influential research which examines the political, policy-related, economic, social, and health systems- and services-related influences, particularly with regard to identifying and understanding the systematic differences in distributions of one or more aspects of health in population groups defined demographically, geographically, or socially.

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Efrat Shadmi, University of Haifa, Israel
Leiyu Shi, Johns Hopkins University, USA

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Ana Lorena Ruano, Bergen University, Norway

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Annual Journal Metrics

78 days from submission to first decision
172 days from submission to acceptance
16 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact
1.710 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.499 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.199 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.040 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

1,893 Mentions

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