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Aims and scope

One Health Advances focuses on the intersection of animal, human, and environmental health. The journal aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from the fields of veterinary and human medicine & health, the food sector and the environment by providing a platform to advance knowledge, techniques and strategies in the global public health.

The journal is committed to publish original research articles, reviews, editorials, comments, and correspondences, preferably in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary manner. All articles are rigorously peer-reviewed based on relevance and quality.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): Topics related to antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic resistance.
  • Animal-derived food safety: The risks of hazardous chemicals and microorganisms in animal-derived food pose serious risks to public health and the environment.
  • Zoonoses: Topics related to epidemiology, etiology, biology, diagnostics, prevention, treatment, and management of zoonotic diseases.
  • Animal diseases: Researches related to veterinary medical knowledge and clinical practices of companion animal and food animal, preferably topics explore challenges and guarantee of animal health and that of humans in contact with them.

Open access

All articles published by One Health Advances are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in One Health Advances you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BMC license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BMC can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for One Health Advances are covered by China Agricultural University so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

One Health Advances operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. Single-blind peer review is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Citing articles in One Health Advances

Articles in One Health Advances should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. One Health Adv [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Zhang Q, Beyi AF, Yin Y: Zoonotic and antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter: a view through the One Health lens. One Health Adv. 2023, 1:4.

1:4 refers to article 4 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to One Health Advances should adhere to BMC's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Appeals and complaints

Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should follow the procedure outlined in the BMC Editorial Policies.

Benefits of publishing with BMC

High visibility

One Health Advances's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

One Health Advances offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.


Online publication in One Health Advances gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in One Health Advances are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on One Health Advances’s pages and on the BMC homepage.

In addition, articles published in One Health Advances may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in One Health Advances. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BMC is available here.


As an author of an article published in One Health Advances you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BMC license agreement).

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Annual Journal Metrics

2023 Speed
11 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
73 days submission to accept (Median)

2023 Usage 
35 Altmetric mentions