Call for papers

Innovations that can reduce the impact of healthcare on the environment

Healthcare is one of the most polluting industries, responsible for nearly 5% of total global greenhouse gases and generating over a tonne of waste
per hospital bed each year. The COVID-19 pandemic has also greatly exacerbated the use of single-use plastics which have limited potential for

As we tackle the wider challenges of climate change the greater adoption of innovations that can tackle the impact of healthcare on the environment
are needed.

Kindly supported by our strategic partner the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), BMJ Innovations is planning a special collection of papers to
be launched in January 2023 to showcase the innovations that can reduce the impact of healthcare on the environment.

We are accepting manuscripts across the following article types:

You can find out more about the submission guidelines for these article types here.

Papers should be submitted through our normal submission system selecting ‘Healthcare and the environment’ on the special issue menu within
ScholarOne. The closing date for submissions is 5pm (GMT) 28th January 2023.

We are also commissioning a small number of discussion papers and editorials. For these, we invite interested parties to submit a pre-submission enquiry