The Lancet to launch open access global health journal

The journal demonstrates  The Lancet’€™s  ongoing commitment to strengthen global health, and articles in the new journal will cover common conditions and wider health policy issues affecting low and middle income countries.   A special emphasis will be given to local, context-specific research with regional or global implications, and the intention is for  The Lancet Global Health  to provide a voice for country based researchers to influence global debates.

The Lancet Global Health  will launch in June to coincide with the Global Health Metrics & Evaluation (GHME) conference in Seattle, Washington, USA. Papers can be submitted now via The Lancet’€™s online editorial system (http://ees.elsevier.com/langlh/).

‘€œGlobal health is a subject we are especially committed to at The Lancet,’€ explains Editor-in-Chief, Richard Horton. ‘€œWe want to publish the very best global health science to accelerate progress towards the MDGs and to shape the ongoing debate about priorities after 2015.  The Lancet Global Health  will give local research the global stage it deserves and, in the process, support our mission to deliver science for better health.’€

Zoë Mullan will be the Editor of  The Lancet Global Health.   ‘€œZoë’€™s breadth and depth of experience and her passion for bringing global health research to the fore is unparalleled,’€ says Richard.   Zoë joined  The Lancet  in 1999 and has worked on several of  The Lancet‘€™s large global health series and special issues, including those on chronic non-communicable diseases, maternal health, the global health workforce, disability, and stillbirths.

‘€œThe Lancet Global Health is a fantastic opportunity to expand The Lancet’€™s capacity to publish high-quality research with a direct relevance to practitioners and communities in low-income and middle-income countries,’€ said Zoë Mullan. ‘€œWe look forward to receiving more submissions from researchers whom we already know, as well as welcoming a new generation of authors who, rightly, expect the results of their research to be free to view.’€

As a Gold Open Access (OA) journal, the author will retain the copyright for articles published by  The Lancet Global Health.   The Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for papers whose funders are located in low-income countries.   Articles published in  The Lancet Global Health  will be freely available to all readers, without registration, on  TheLancet.com.  

For more information on the journal visit  http://www.thelancet.com/langlo/launch  

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