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CALL FOR PAPERS – CMJ Special Issue on Climate Change and Health in Small Island and Low Lying Developing States

Submissions open: June 5th 2023
Submissions deadline: August 31 2023

Special issue information
Small island and low-lying developing states (SIDS) like those in the Caribbean are particularly vulnerable to the adverse health effects of climate change. In this special issue, we invite submissions on the various links between health and climate change in SIDS. Article types include original research, viewpoints, short reports, case studies, quality improvement projects, literature reviews. Editorials will be directly invited by the editorial team. Submissions should focus on the following broad topic areas or be cross-cutting, but articles on other relevant health related topics are also welcomed:

  1. Health impacts of climate change
    Any of the exposures and direct or indirect impacts of a changing climate – heat related illness, extreme weather events such as drought, hurricanes and flooding, mental health conditions, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), air quality including Sahara dust, water sanitation and hygiene, vector borne diseases and zoonoses, and population displacement and migration
  2. Climate resilient health systems
    Health worker knowledge of climate-related health issues, services delivery, marine resources, climate resilient health facilities e.g., ‘SMART Hospitals’, climate-smart surveillance systems
  3. Sustainable healthcare
    Aspects of clinical practice that can minimise the carbon footprint of health systems including high value care, underuse and overuse of health services, resource stewardship, impact of the social determinants of health and lifestyle, health promotion/prevention, use of low carbon alternatives
  4. Community and government engagement
    Leadership and inter-sectoral collaboration, funding streams, case studies of resilient communities, active transport, agriculture and food security, role of civil society, involvement of vulnerable groups, resource distribution, equity and climate justice, citizen science, advocacy, and legal measures.

Guest editor: Dr. James Hospedales

Manuscript submission information:
• Please see the Instruction for Authors for submission requirements for each article type: https://www.caribbeanmedicaljournal.org/instruction-to-authors/
• Please submit your manuscript at: https://caribbeanmedicaljournal.scholasticahq.com/for-authors
• All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the journal’s usual peer review process
• The CMJ is an open access journal and there are no publication fees
• If you are unable to meet the deadline please contact: cmj.ttma@gmail.com
• If you have any queries about the issue please contact: cmj.ttma@gmail