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.