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Open science: bias, challenges, and barriers

Guest Editors:
Tim Mathes, PhD, University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany
Rahul Mhaskar, MPH, PhD, University of South Florida, USA
Livia Puljak, MD, PhD, Catholic University of Croatia, Croatia
Matt Vassar, PhD, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, USA

Submission Status: Open until 30 November 2024

Inclusive methodological awareness for equity and diversity

Guest Editors:
Rosemary M. Caron, PhD, MPH, MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Healthcare Leadership, USA
Elochukwu Ezenwankwo, MSc (Med), MPH, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, USA

Submission Status: Open until 30 August 2024

Data science methodologies

Guest Editor:
Imran Ashraf: PhD, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea

Submission Status: Open until 17 August 2024

Prediction methods for rare diseases or outcomes

Guest Editors:
Cindy Feng: Dalhousie University, Canada
Longhai Li: University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Chang Xu: Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, China

Submission Status: Open until 14 April 2024

Medical reversals in healthcare and public health: factors, assessment, quantification

Guest Editors: Wynne E. Norton and Fares Alahdab

Submission Status: Open until 18 March 2024

Causal inference and observational data

Guest Editors:
Ivan Olier: Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Victor Volovici: Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Yiqiang Zhan: Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Submission Status: Open until 06 March 2024



Article collection
Methods and Applications for Real World Data: Opportunities and Challenges for an evidence based approach
Guest editors: Prof. Panagiotakos and Prof. Liu
Collection opened: August 2021


Article collection
Methodologies for COVID-19 research and data analysis
Guest editors: Prof. Puljak and Prof. Wolkewitz
Collection opened: March 2020
Collection closed: March 2021

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