Welcome to Annals of Global Health,
Annals of Global Health is a peer-reviewed, fully open access, online journal dedicated to publishing high quality articles dedicated to all aspects of global health. The journal's mission is to advance global health, promote research, and foster the prevention and treatment of disease worldwide. Its goals are to improve the health and well-being of all people, advance health equity, and promote wise stewardship of the earth's environment. The latest journal impact factor is 3.64.
Annals of Global Health is supported by the Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good at Boston College. It was founded in 1934 by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. It is a partner journal of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.
Authors of articles accepted for publication in Annals of Global Health will be asked to pay an Article Publication Charge (APC) to cover publication costs. This charge can normally be sourced from your funder or institution. We are committed to supporting authors from all countries to publish their work in Annals of Global Health regardless of national income level, and to achieve this goal, we waive the Article Publication Charge for manuscripts where all authors are from low-income or lower-middle-income countries (as defined by the World Bank).
From time to time, Annals of Global Health publishes Special Collections, a series of articles organized around a common theme in global health. Recent Special Collections have included “Strengthening Women’s Leadership in Global Health”, “Decolonizing Global Health Education”, and “Capacity Building for Global Health Leadership Training”. Global health workers interested in developing a Special Collection are strongly encouraged to contact the Managing Editor in advance to discuss the project.
Plastics are the signature material of our age. They have contributed to improvements in human health, extensions in longevity, and growth of the global economy and supported some of the most significant advances of modern civilization. It is now clear, though, that plastics’ benefits have come at a cost and that plastics have caused great harms to human health, the environment and the economy. These harms arise at every stage of the plastic life cycle. They extend far beyond such obvious damages as beach litter and contaminated mid-ocean gyres and include occupational cancers in plastic workers, childhood leukemia in ‘fenceline’ communities, endocrine disruption, and damage to the developing
brains of newborn infants. They are associated with deep social injustices.
We have created this Special Collection on Plastics and Human Health to direct the attention of health workers, scientists, the press, civil society, and the global public to plastics’ large and largely neglected hazards and to inform the work of government leaders and international negotiators as they strive to fulfill the urgent call of the United Nations Environment Assembly to curb plastic pollution and mitigate its unsustainable impacts by negotiating a Global Plastics Treaty.
Posted on 21 Mar 2023
The 2023 Summer Institution for Global Health Curriculum & Course Design is being held June 20-22, applications are now open on the Teach Global Health Website.
Posted on 03 Mar 2023
Today we’re supporting a global movement of over 250 health journals who are calling on world leaders to deliver climate justice for Africa and other vulnerable countries at COP27. Read our call for a #HealthyClimate in full here.
A full list of journals involved in the movement can be found here.
Posted on 28 Oct 2022
We have created a special collection about the environmental impacts of infectious disease. With climate change and environmental degradation, infectious diseases are becoming more common and are re-emerging worldwide. This Special Collection addresses epidemiological and mechanistic evidence of such change, with an emphasis on Covid-19. The papers in the Collection embody a “One Health” perspective and discuss issues specific to the Pacific Basin.
Click here to view the collection!
Posted on 24 Oct 2022