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:

  • Your research will be more discoverable
    Global Health Action is indexed in Pubmed/Medline, Scopus, DOAJ and more, making everything we publish discoverable to the audience you want to reach. Our 2016Impact Factor is 1.794.
  • You will reach a larger, global audience
    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.
  • You will lay the foundation for future research
    With your permission, we will deposite your data with Figshare. Figshare allows for the open sharing of dataset for re-use by others to build on the research foundations you have created

About the Journal

Global Health Action is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal affiliated with the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research (UCGHR) at Umeå University, Sweden. The UCGHR is the research arm of the Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health, which also hosts the Umeå International School of Public Health, the Swedish Research School for Global Health, and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Verbal Autopsy.

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 where none already exist are specifically welcomed. Further, the journal encourages articles from low- and middle-income countries, while also welcoming South-South and South-North collaborations. All articles are expected to address a global agenda and include a strong implementation or policy component.

Scope: Global 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. 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

  • Chief Editor: Nawi Ng, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Senior and Founding Editor: Stig Wall, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, Sweden

APC Information

There is no submission fee for Global Health Action. All papers are thoroughly peer reviewed. If your paper is accepted you will be asked to pay a fee (the Author Publication Charge). This will allow your work to benefit from Open Access publication in our journal. 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.

Submission Information