The Lancet Global Health: a new open access journal
This is my first contribution to a list of open access journals we will keep here. Please feel free to hit "Reply" and contribute other open access journals you know of. This one comes to us by way of colleagues at HIFA2015. The Lancet Global Health journal is now open for submissions (below is an invitation from the editor). It would be fantastic to have many of our nursing colleagues represented in the journal given all the important work in global health being carried out by nurses.
"The Lancet, we hope, is at least partly known for being committed to supporting global health research and policy. Publication last year of a series of colossal research papers on the global burden of disease was just one example of our enthusiasm. But there is another side to global health - the work of researchers in low-income and middle-income countries who address urgent domestic concerns that don't always make it onto the front pages of general medical journals. The treatment of a little-known yet devastating childhood infection in Papua New Guinea; the delivery of anti-retroviral treatment by nurses in South Africa; diabetes case management by rural health workers in Iran. All these research topics, and more, deserve high-profile dissemination.
In order to expand our capacity to publish high-quality, locally relevant, robustly designed research, we are delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of The Lancet Global Health. This latest addition to The Lancet's family of specialty journals will be an online-only open-access journal - there will be no need to subscribe or to register to read any of the content, authors will retain copyright, and reuse will be permitted by means of Creative Commons licensing. An article-processing fee will be levied on acceptance to cover editorial and production costs.
We invite submissions of original research on any aspect of global health; please submit your paper through our online submission system EES [http://ees.elsevier.com/langlh/]. The Lancet's usual rigorous standards of peer review and technical editing will apply."
Thanks for your attention!
Editor, The Lancet Global Health"