Globalization and Health

LSE Health academics, Elias Mossialos, Emma Pitchforth, Corinna Sorenson and Divya Srivastava, in collaboration with Greg Martin (Co-Editor-In-Chief, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), lead a new Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal, Globalization and Health|, published by BioMed Central. The journal's Editorial Board| features international scholars and practitioners with expertise in a broad array of global health and policy concerns.

Globalization, namely the intensification of flows of people, goods, and services across borders, has a complex influence on health. Globalization and Health provides a platform for research, knowledge exchange, and debate on such impacts, both positive and negative. 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 output of the journal is useful to a wide audience, including academics, policy-makers, health care practitioners, and public health professionals.

The overall focus is on advancing the conceptual and theoretical tenants, empirical evidence base, and policy applications relevant to globalization and health. 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.

Call for papers

Globalization and Health invites high quality contributions across a variety of disciplines, including public health, health economics and policy, political science, law, and sociology, within its aims and scope. All articles should be submitted online and follow the instructions for authors, which can be found at:|

Emma Pitchforth
LSE Health
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

For specific comments on the appropriateness of an idea or a manuscript, contact the editors, Greg Martin or Emma Pitchforth at|

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