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Special Issue "Global Health Policy in an Era When Borders are No Longer Boundaries"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Services and Health Economics Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stephen H. Linder

Institute for Health Policy, Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, The University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Pressler, E-1023, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Interests: health policy; environmental policy; cumulative risk; community-based environmental assessment; policy design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


This Special Issue is intended to examine the health impacts of the trans-border movement of people, pathogens and pollution and efforts to mitigate them. The focus should be cross-national and policy relevant, and include at least one of three themes: 1) People crossing borders, as migrants or refugees, the health risks they face, problems of access to care, and international (in)action; 2) Pathogens crossing borders, as emerging viral diseases, and antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases, the challenges of travel and of international cooperation in surveillance and control; and 3) Pollution crossing borders, as contamination of air and water, resistant to national controls and efforts at regional mitigation, and posing serious threats to the health of current and future generations. Contributions are invited to include better characterization of the problem, including new problem definitions, explanatory models and metrics. We are also interested in new approaches and policy options, involving practical or experimental ways to mitigate adverse health effects. Innovations in cross-border collaborations and new directions in international partnerships and cooperation for prevention or mitigation are also priority topics within this special issue. We encourage authors to address policy design and implementation in their analyses and invite discussions of ethical issues and implications. Papers should meet the format requirements of the journal and will be subject to editorial screening and external peer review.

Prof. Dr. Stephen H. Linder
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Cross-national health issues
  • International health policy
  • Global environmental health
  • Social and economic determinants
  • International cooperation
  • Health in foreign policy
  • World health organization

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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