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Globalization and Health
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Globalization and Health

Editors-in-Chief: G. Martin; E. Pitchforth

ISSN: 1744-8603 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12992

BioMed Central

Open access BioMed Central
  • Great home for article collections on global health trends
  • Publishes debate on cutting-edge global health issues
  • Subject-based sections cater to the communities needs
  • High visibility with over 677,900 accesses in 2013

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.

Related subjects » Development Economics - Public Health - Social Policy / Labor / Population Economics - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

Impact Factor: 1.833 (2013) * 

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    2013 Impact Factor
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  • Aims and Scope

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    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.

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