Call for papers: Women in Global Health

Posted by Kimberley Meijers on June 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm

Submission deadline: 31 July 2016.

Guest Editors: Pascale Allotey, Monash University, Malaysia Eleftheria Zeggini, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Internationally, women are under-represented in senior levels of research, policy, education and advocacy. A recent survey of global health programs showed that while the majority of students were female, less than 25% of leadership roles were occupied by women.

This special issue of Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics (GHEG) on Women in Global Health will bring together a collection of original research, perspectives, commentaries and blog articles that address some of the key questions underpinning this imbalance.

We invite papers that focus on gender balance in global health research along one or more of the strands listed below:

• A description of the current landscape

• Reasons behind the current gender imbalance in senior global health roles

• Practice and policy changes that can catalyse change

• Formal partnerships and campaigns on Women in Global Health

We will consider all articles types that address these topics and will accept submissions on a rolling basis until 31st July 2016.

GHG Call for Papers: Women in Global Health

For a description of article types and how to submit, please refer to the instructions for contributors at

GHEG is an Open Access publication. Note that for all papers submitted to the journal on or before December 31 2016, including to this special issue, the article processing charge will be waived.

About the Journal

GHEG is dedicated to publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed research that increases our understanding of human health and disease worldwide through the application of population science, genomics and applied technologies.

For more information about the journal, please visit

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