UC Press and UC Global Health Institute Announce Partnership to Launch Advances in Global Health

Advances in Global Health Editor-in-Chief Dr. Craig R. Cohen

University of California Press is delighted to announce a partnership with the UC Global Health Institute to develop a new transdisciplinary, open access journal, Advances in Global Health, that will showcase the latest research devoted to improving worldwide health outcomes. The founding editor-in-chief will be Dr. Craig Cohen, Professor in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Co-Director of the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI). In the coming months, Dr. Cohen will be forming an international editorial team to lead the journal, which will be framed by addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Advances in Global Health will create a platform to promote scientific discovery, debate and discourse that eventually leads to improved health around the world,” notes Editor-in-Chief Dr. Craig R. Cohen. “The Journal will encourage submission of a variety of scholarly article types including full length research articles, perspectives, commentaries and letters that address the complexities of global health.”

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the necessity to apply transdisciplinary approaches that include biomedical sciences, social sciences, humanities, economics, engineering, and law to address the current global health crisis and guide policy to minimize harms and improve health. The planned scope of the journal will concentrate on several of the UN SDGs addressing areas that will benefit from multiple perspectives. Some examples include climate change, food insecurity, availability of clean water, environmental degradation, under-resourced health systems, and solutions to overcome these challenges such as universal health coverage.

We are pleased to announce this partnership in advance of the 2020 UC Global Health Day virtual conference taking place on May 2nd, 2020.

About Advances in Global Health
Advances in Global Health is an open access, online-only journal from University of California Press and the UC Global Health Institute, which seeks to take a new approach to publishing research in the field of global health by aligning the journal with several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.