Globalization and Health

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Globalization and Health is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that provides an international forum for high quality original research, knowledge sharing and debate on the topic of globalization and its effects on health, both positive and negative. (The journal is is affiliated with the London School of Economics LSE Health) … (about 1/2).

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About 2/2: … Globalization, namely the intensification of flows of people, goods, and services across borders, has a complex influence on health. The journal publishes material relevant to any aspect of globalization and health from a wide range of social science and health-related disciplines (e.g. economics, sociology, epidemiology, demography, psychology, politics and international relations). 

The output of the journal is useful to a wide audience interested in global health, including academics, policy-makers, health care practitioners, and public health professionals.

The journal focuses on advancing the conceptual and theoretical tenets, empirical evidence base, and policy applications relevant to globalization and health. Related issues include the SARS virus and its control, the politics of the tobacco industry, the ‘Westernization’ of lifestyle behaviours and associated health implications, and access to essential medicines. The relationship between globalization and health assumes a broad lens and multidisciplinary approach, attending to the multitude of factors that directly and indirectly impact upon health.

Globalization and Health is dedicated to supporting the breadth of topics and issues underpinning this emerging and divergent area of research, and welcomes a range of publications, including original research, commentaries, evidence reviews, debate articles and book reviews. As a global health journal it also actively encourages publications from developing countries and economies in transition.

Content overview – Globalization and Health considers the following types of articles:

  • Research – reports of data from original research.
  • Reviews – comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject with the scope of the journal. These articles are usually written by opinion leaders, invited by the Editorial Board.
  • Commentaries – short, focussed and opinionated articles on any subject within the journal’s scope. These articles are usually related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and are often written by opinion leaders invited by the Editorial Board.
  • Debate articles – present an argument that is not essentially based on practical research. Debate articles can report on all aspects of the subject including sociological and ethical aspects.
  • Short reports – brief reports of data from original research.
  • Book reviews – short summaries of the strengths and weaknesses of a book. They should evaluate its overall usefulness to the intended audience.

Peer review policies:

  • Each manuscript submitted to Globalization and Health will be screened by a member of the Editorial Board. If the quality and scope are considered to be appropriate for the journal, the manuscript will be sent for external peer-review. The Editors will make the final decision about publication, based on the external reviewers’ comments.
  • Edited by Greg Martin and Emma Pitchforth, Globalization and Health is supported by an expert Editorial Board.
  • Publishing in Globalization and Health:
  • All articles will be listed in PubMed immediately upon acceptance (after peer review), and will be covered by PubMed Central, Scopus and PAIS International.
  • Articles in Globalization and Health should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. However, because articles in this journal are not printed, they do not have page numbers. Instead, they have a unique article number.

The following citation:

  • Global Health 2004, 2:1
  • refers to article 1 from volume 2 of the journal.
  • As an online journal, Globalization and Health does not have issue numbers. Each volume corresponds to a calendar year.
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