The editors and publisher of University of California Press’s Advances in Global Health are pleased to announce that the journal is now open for submissions.

Led by Editor-in-Chief Craig R. Cohen (University of California San Francisco) and a team of editors including Andres G. Lescano (Cayetano University, Lima, Peru), Fernando O. Mardones (Pontifical Catholic University, Santiago, Chile), Purnima Menon (International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, India), Sarah Ssali (Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda), and Harsha Thirumurthy (University of Pennsylvania), Advances in Global Health—published in conjunction with the UC Global Health Institute—is a peer-reviewed, open-access research journal organized around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and focused on the worldwide advancement of health equity and the decolonization and democratization of global health worldwide.

At the 2015 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the organization called for a “supremely ambitious and transformational vision… a world free of poverty, hunger, disease and want, where all life can thrive,” and embodied this vision in a set of seventeen interconnected Sustainable Development Goals.

“University of California Press is delighted to be partnering with the UC Global Health Institute on this important project. We join the many organizations worldwide that have made commitments to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and advancement of human health, and expect that the journal will serve as a valuable outlet for scholarship from researchers worldwide, and in particular those from low- to middle-income countries,” notes Erich van Rijn, UC Press’s Director of Journals and Open Access.

Craig R. Cohen, Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Global Health

Craig R. Cohen, Editor-in-Chief, adds “As the current COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, health is inexorably linked to the success and challenges of the human condition, including social and economic activity, food, water and agricultural security, gender relations, and the well-being of our planet. In addition, the conjoined Black Lives Matter and Decolonizing Global Health movements help to shed light on the fact that scientists and global health practitioners from low- and middle-income countries are leading the way to find solutions that advance health worldwide. Advances in Global Health, with leadership from our esteemed editorial board, is prepared to share and disseminate the latest research findings.”

Advances in Global Health centers health as its focus and promotes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the bi-directional relationship between other key sectors, e.g. poverty, food security, gender equality and planetary health on health outcomes. These sections form the core areas of research inquiry and editorial activity for the journal:

  • Ending poverty in all its forms (SDG 1)
  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture (SDG 2)
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages (SDG 3)
  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls (SDG 5)
  • Mitigating the human health impacts of human-caused disruptions to earth’s natural systems (planetary health) (SDG 13 [climate action], 14 [life below water], and 15 [life on land]).

As such, Advances in Global Health invites submissions tying global health to these UN Sustainable Development Goals, and particularly welcomes contributions from researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). While Advances in Global Health is an open-access journal with a funding model predicated on author- or institutional-side article processing charges (APCs), UC Press has secured funding to fully subvent APC charges for the first year of publication. For more information on the type of articles solicited, please visit To submit your manuscript, please visit

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.

About the UC Global Health Institute
The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is a UC-wide initiative that stimulates, nurtures, and promotes global health research, education, and collaboration to advance health in California and worldwide.

About University of California Press
University of California Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers in the nation. For more than 125 years, it has championed work that influences public discourse and challenges the status quo in multiple fields of study. At a time of dramatic change for publishing and scholarship, UC Press collaborates with scholars, librarians, authors, and students to stay ahead of today’s knowledge demands and shape the future of publishing.