Published: August 30, 2012, 12:00 am
Recognizing the shortage of peer-reviewed information available to health practitioners in low- and middle-income countries, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project is launching Global Health: Science and Practice—a new peer-reviewed, open access online journal.
Guided by a vision to provide access to the latest global health research and best practices to improve health programs on the ground, Global Health: Science and Practice will be offered free of charge to health professionals worldwide. There is no cost to authors to submit manuscripts to the journal for consideration. Editors-in-Chief for the journal James D. Shelton, MD, MPH of USAID and Ron Waldman, MD, MPH of the Center for Global Health at George Washington University will draw upon their vast experience in the field of international health and development to lead the journal.
Issued quarterly, Global Health: Science and Practice will cover all global health topics, including but not limited to: child health, communicable and emerging diseases, HIV/AIDS, malaria, neglected tropical diseases and family planning/reproductive health. The new journal will also address a number of cross-cutting areas such as: gender, health communication, health systems, health behavior, knowledge management, mHealth, monitoring and evaluation and more.
Global Health: Science and Practice is now accepting manuscripts that share best practices and lessons learned, with an emphasis on articles that explore and describe how programs can be implemented successfully.
Visit the Global Health: Science and Practice website to read the author guidelines, volunteer to be a peer reviwer and subscribe to be notified when the first issue is launched.