The Lancet has launched a new open-access global health journal! According to Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, open-access publishing is something he and others at The Lancet have wanted to do for a long time. In this video, Horton chats with Zoë Mullan, the new editor for the global health journal, about the importance of barrier-free publishing of global health research. They also discuss the types of content they plan to publish in the new journal.
About the first issue of the Lancet Global Health journal:
The first issue contains a diverse selection of high-quality research Articles and associated Comments on maternal and child anaemia, intrauterine growth restriction, cataract surgery (with accompanying podcast), and causes of non-malarial fever in a malaria-endemic setting.
Along with the new journal, The Lancet has also launched a new global health blog. Zoë Mullan describes the new blog:
This interactive site will feature opinion pieces from some well known faces in global health, as well as newer kids on the block. It will also act as a discussion forum for the research articles and other content we publish on The Lancet Global Health journal website.
Take a look at the first few posts:
- Research priorities in the post-2015 era by Zoë Mullan, the new editor for The Lancet Global Health
- Changing the perspective from disease control to healthy people by Anders Nordström, Ambassador for Global Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
- Encouraging research; promoting equity by Carissa Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
- The power of ideas and the ideas of power: From research to policy in global health by Julio Frenk, Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health and a professor of Public Health and International Development, a joint appointment with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government