Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security - Volume 1

Stanislaw P. Stawicki

St. Luke's University Health Network


Michael S. Firstenberg

The Medical Center of Aurora

Sagar C. Galwankar

University of South Florida

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Ricardo Izurieta

University of South Florida


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About the book

The proposed book project International Health Security - Contemporary Developments and Perspectives - Volume 1, will provide a comprehensive, up-to-date, and original overview of the full breadth of topics related to international health security (including the related topics of global health security and planetary health).

The book will seek to provide the expert reader with practical, immediately relevant, and easy-to-follow chapters arranged along thematic lines. Major topics / themes of this book will include:
- Traditionally accepted topics related to global health security,
- The impact of human activities and climate change on “planetary health”,
- The impact of global demographic changes and the emergence chronic health conditions as international health security threats,
- Novel considerations, including the impact of social media and more recent technological developments on international health security.

The goal of this book cycle is to provide a comprehensive compendium that will be able to stand on its own as an authoritative source of information on international health security.  

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 6th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: October 26th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: January 14th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: March 14th 2020

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About the editor

Stanislaw P. Stawicki

St. Luke's University Health Network

Stanislaw P. Stawicki, MD, MBA, FACS, FAIM is Chair of the Department of Research of Innovation, St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr Stawicki edited nearly 20 books on the topics of clinical research, medical leadership, and patient safety. He is a member of multiple editorial boards and has co-authored over 550 publications. He has given a multitude of scientific presentations on four continents and is Board Certified in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care.

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