CFP: Special Issue: Global Pandemic Justice

Submission deadline: November 30, 2022

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Special Issue: Global Pandemic Justice ( )

Journal: ethic@ - An International Journal for Moral Philosophy (

Guest editors

Florencia Luna, CONICET (National Scientific and Technological Research Council) & FLACSO, Argentina

Rachel Gur-Arie, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, UK

Romina Rekers, FWF-Institute of Philosophy, University of Graz, Austria


The COVID-19 pandemic raises many ethical challenges, from the allocation of ICU (intensive care units) to the justification of mandatory vaccination. At the same time, many domestic and global structural inequalities influenced the outcomes of the pandemic from epidemiological, social, and economic perspectives. At the global level, inequalities combined with scarcity and the deepening of nationalism put those particularly in the global south in a precarious situation. This is especially evident in the case of COVID-19 vaccine access. This open-access issue aims to publish original works about the global situation this pandemic entails, relevant differences between public health measures and their impact in high-income countries versus low or middle ones, and how global injustice deepens in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, it aims to highlight viewpoints from both the global north and the south. As a result, original works in Spanish and Portuguese are especially welcome. The issue also will include the Spanish and Portuguese translations of some key articles originally published in English. 

This special issue is edited in the framework of the research project “Global Health Justice: Duties of international cooperation for infectious disease control”. This project is supported by the Oxford-Johns Hopkins Global Infectious Disease Ethics Collaborative (GLIDE). GLIDE is funded by a Wellcome Humanities and Social Science Award.  

Suggested topics

Global vaccine allocation

Domestic vaccine allocation

Global and local inequalities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vaccine nationalism

International cooperation for COVID-19 pandemic control

Pandemic public health policy

Pandemic control as a global public good

Health passport

Borders control regulation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mandatory vaccination 

Allocation of health resources during the COVID-19 pandemic

Underrepresented groups and the COVID-19 pandemic

Ethics of pandemic preparedness and response

Relevant dates

Deadline: 30/06/2022

Publication of the special issue: April 2023 

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