Cambridge University Press
Reviewed by: Cheryl LaGuardia, research librarian, Widener Library, Harvard UniversityGlobal Health, Epidemiology and Genomics
) publishes “research that increases our understanding of human health and disease worldwide. Spanning both non-communicable and communicable diseases, GHEG provides a platform to integrate population science, genomics and related technological advances in the global health context.” The editors welcome contributions in the areas of “the broader cultural, ethical and historical aspects of global health and populations,” including “studies, methods and resources relating to disease aetiology, variation in disease susceptibility, drug resistance and surveillance, pharmacogenomics and stratified medicine, as well as the challenges of implementing new developments into clinical practice and the community, globally.” Material published includes original research articles and brief reports, structured reviews, commentaries and perspectives, protocols, research resources and analysis, as well as “relevant letters that respond to published papers.” The editorial board is an impressive cast of doctors, epidemiologists, geneticists, endocrinologists, and medical faculty from around the world. One volume of the journal is published each year with articles available in PDF and HTML, and there is a continually updated blog associated with this title
The current volume for 2017 holds 18 articles, ranging from the review article, “Disease burden and the role of pharmacogenomics in African populations” to “Antimicrobial resistance in human populations: challenges and opportunities,” “The time is now – a call to action for gender equality in global health leadership,” “Strengthening human genetics research in Africa: report of the 9th meeting of the African Society of Human Genetics in Dakar in May 2016,” to “Select Whole-genome association study of antibody response to Epstein-Barr virus in an African population: a pilot.” This is scholarly, substantial content that’s been thoroughly researched and reviewed. The journal platform lets you save content to bookmarks, export citations, download a PDF (zip), send to Kindle, send to Dropbox, or send to Google Drive.
This is a superb journal that should be made as widely available as possible to doctors and scientists globally.
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