Global Health: Science and Practice Journal

Global Health: Science and Practice Journal

This open-access, peer-reviewed online journal launched on March 26, 2013. It aims to improve health practice, especially in low- and middle-income countries, by covering a wide range of global health topics, diverse programming models, and cross-cutting issues that impact and support health systems. Our goal is to reach people who design, implement, manage, evaluate, and otherwise support health programs. We are especially interested in advancing knowledge on how programs are implemented, and encourage those implementing programs in the field to share their research and experience with the global health community.

GHSP December 2014 Cover

In Kaduna, Nigeria, a group of men gathers to listen to the NURHI radio drama "Komai Nisan Jifa," which models characters discussing family planning and accessing services. Copyright Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI.

What's New

The December 2014 issue has just been released, including a number of excellent articles on family planning and other topics.

As of October 2014, Global Health: Science and Practice is being indexed by PubMed--a free public search engine that provides access to more than 24 million references and abstracts on biomedical and life science topics. PubMed only indexes journals which meet its standards for scientific rigor, and is searched over 3.5 million times per day. Having articles indexed by PubMed--and provided in PubMed Central, its sister repository of full-text articles--brings Global Health: Science and Practice within reach for a broader global health audience.


The journal covers all global health topics, including:

  • Child Health
  • Communicable and Emerging Diseases
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • Environmental Health
  • Family Planning/Reproductive Health
  • Gender
  • Malaria
  • Maternal Health
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Non-Communicable Diseases/Injuries
  • Nutrition
  • Tuberculosis
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Youth







There are a few ways to get involved through the journal website at

  • Submit a Manuscript: Global Health: Science and Practice is now accepting submissions. Read the Instructions for Authors and submit your manuscript.
  • Become a Reviewer: As a peer-reviewed journal, Global Health: Science and Practice needs peer reviewers! Email if you are interested in reviewing manuscripts.
  • Subscribe to AlertsSign up to be notified when a new GHSP article or issue is published online or when articles on a certain topic are published. 

The journal is co-published by USAID and the K4Health Project in collaboration with George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. James D. Shelton.