The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a global public health crisis. Globally, as of August 5, 2020 (3:00pm CEST), there have been 18,354,342 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 696,147 deaths (WHO, 2020). The COVID-19 is not only impacting health and economic issues, also affecting the education sector globally. According to the UNESCO (2020), as of August 5, 2020, 60.5% of the world's student population affected by school closures, 1.05 billion learners out of school, and 109 countries affected by school closures. The focus of this special issue is to capture the current scenario of COVID-19 and higher education. Proposals focusing on various types of data-driven research methods including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods are of interest. Case studies that are systematically conducted also are of interest. In addition, proposals should explicitly and clearly describe the context or setting of the study. The contributions of any topic of COVID-19 and higher education will be appreciated. [READ MORE]Read more about Forthcoming Special Issue - The Impact of COVID-19 in Higher Education
The Journal of Public Health Research is an online Open Access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal in the field of public health science. The aim of the journal is to stimulate debate and dissemination of knowledge in the public health field in order to improve efficacy, effectiveness and efficiency of public health interventions to improve health outcomes of populations. This aim can only be achieved by adopting a global and multidisciplinary approach.
The Journal of Public Health Research publishes contributions from both the 'traditional' disciplines of public health, including hygiene, epidemiology, health education, environmental health, occupational health, health policy, hospital management, health economics, law and ethics as well as from the area of new health care fields including social science, communication science, eHealth and mHealth philosophy, health technology assessment, genetics research implications, population-mental health, gender and disparity issues, global and migration-related themes. In support of this approach, the Journal of Public Health Research strongly encourages the use of real multidisciplinary approaches and analyses in the manuscripts submitted to the journal. In addition to Original research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Meta-synthesis and Perspectives and Debate articles, the Journal of Public Health Research publishes newsworthy Brief Reports, Letters and Study Protocols related to public health and public health management activities.