Aims & Scope


Health Security is a peer-reviewed journal providing research and essential guidance for the protection of people’s health before and after epidemics or disasters and for ensuring that communities are resilient to major challenges. The Journal explores the issues posed by disease outbreaks and epidemics; natural disasters; biological, chemical, and nuclear accidents or deliberate threats; foodborne outbreaks; and other health emergencies. It offers important insight into how to develop the systems needed to meet these challenges. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Health Security covers research, innovations, methods, challenges, and ethical and legal dilemmas facing scientific, military, and health organizations. The Journal is a key resource for practitioners in these fields, policymakers, scientific experts, and government officials.

Health Security coverage includes:

  • Scientific, medical, and policy advancements that might help prevent or respond to epidemics
  • Future directions and innovations in public health that improve response to major health events
  • Guidance for healthcare organizations planning to cope with mass casualty crises
  • Initiatives or concepts intended to reduce agricultural vulnerabilities
  • Military and intelligence roles and contributions to biodefense strategy and response
  • Communication methods and challenges for decision makers, the media, and the public
  • Ethical and legal dilemmas posed by major health events

Health Security is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Thomas V. Inglesby, MD, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Emergency managers, homeland security policy experts, public health preparedness specialists, food and drug safety researchers and specialists, and policymakers, among others

Indexed/Abstracted in:

MEDLINE;

PubMed;

PubMed Central;

Current Contents®/Social & Behavioral Sciences;

Social Sciences Citation Index®;

Social SciSearch®;

Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition;

EMBASE/Excerpta Medica;

EMBiology;

Scopus;

ProQuest databases;

CAB Abstracts;

Global Health;

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.