Make more of an Impact: Publish Open Access in Global Health Action

Global Health Action

How can you increase your impact with Global Health Action? If you publish with us:

  • You'll gain a global and engaged audience
    Global Health Action has been publishing in cooperation with Umeå Center for Global Health Research for almost ten years. This tie to university ensures that authors who publish with us gain an influential audience.
  • Your research will be more discoverable
    Global Health Action has a 2016 Impact Factor of 1.794.* We are indexed in Pubmed/Medline, Scopus, DOAJ and more, making everything we publish discoverable to the audience you want to reach.
  • You will reach the readers who need your work
    Open access means that there is no barrier between readers and your work. Anyone, anywhere in the world can access all the research we publish. Articles published open access on our platform are read eight times more than articles published in the traditional subscription model.

*© 2017 Clarivate Analytics, Journal Citation Reports ®                            

About the Journal

Global Health Action is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal affiliated with the Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University, Sweden. The Unit hosts the Umeå International School of Public Health and the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research.

Vision: Our vision is to be a leading journal in the global health field, narrowing health information gaps and contributing to the implementation of policies and actions that lead to improved global health.

Aim: The widening gap between the winners and losers of globalisation presents major public health challenges. To meet these challenges, it is crucial to generate new knowledge and evidence in the field and in settings where the evidence is lacking, as well as to bridge the gaps between existing knowledge and implementation of relevant findings. Thus, the aim of  Global Health Action is to contribute to fuelling a more concrete, hands-on approach to addressing global health challenges. Manuscripts suggesting strategies for practical interventions and research implementations where none already exist are specifically welcomed. Further, the journal encourages articles from low- and middle-income countries, while also welcoming articles originated from South-South and South-North collaborations. All articles are expected to address a global agenda and include a strong implementation or policy component.

ScopeGlobal Health Action publishes Original Research articles, Review articles, Short Communications and Current Debate articles. Special niches within  Global Health Action include articles on Capacity Building, Study Designs and a Methods Forum, as well as PhD reviews with invited commentaries. These are described in our Authors’ Guidelines. All articles, except editorial and invited commentaries, follow a stringent process of external peer-review. If manuscripts are received that are not up to the standard required for publication in the Journal, but relate to research that has publication potential, the author(s) may be offered mentorship from a senior academic who will work collaboratively to improve the manuscript. In such cases the mentor will be named in the published article as a Contributing Editor.

Editorial Information

APC Information

The standard article publishing charge (APC) for this journal is: €1400/$1582/£1218, for up to 8 pages. Articles exceeding 8 typeset pages incurs an additional charge of: €65/$73/£57 per page. The APC for Short Communications of up to 4 pages is: €700/$791/£609, where any extra pages incur a fee of: €65/$73/£57 per page. The APC for PhD Reviews is: €500/$565/£435. Depending on your location, these charges may be subject to local taxes.

We offer a complete or partial fee waiver on a case-by-case basis for individual authors or author groups affiliated with a university or institute in Low-income or Lower-middle-income economies as defined by the World Bank, for projects not having international funding. Please check the list of countries  here. If the author group includes researchers from universities or institutes in high-income economies, the publication fee will likely not be waived. If a project has been funded but no money has been reserved for publication, i.e. funds have been exhausted prior to the publication process, requests will be declined. Editors and reviewers have no access to author payment information. Inability to pay will not influence their editorial decision.

  • Click here to learn about APC waivers.
  • Click here to to out more about article publishing charges and funding options

Submission Information

  • Click here to access our Instructions for Authors page
  • Click here to submit your paper on our Editorial Manager site

Special Issue Call for Papers

Gender Inequalities in Health: From Theory to Action

Deadline: 31st July 2019