New GHSP Journal Pushes the Open Access Envelope | K4Health
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"The K4Health Project is pleased to announce the launch of our inaugural issue of the Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP) Journal. GHSP is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal that aims to reach those who implement and otherwise support global health programs. Our inaugural issue contains 13 papers on a variety of current global health topics of interest, including:  Antiretroviral treatment as prevention of HIV transmission  Use of chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care to improve newborn survival  The promise of contraceptive implants to meet growing family planning demand  Reducing child undernutrition in Mozambique through a peer-to-peer behavior change communication model  Eradicating polio in India through the support of a network of community mobilizers We will officially launch the journal on Tuesday, March 26, with an event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, but the content is now available online. The Open Access (OA) movement has gained momentum in recent years. A recent paper indicated that the number of OA journals has increased nine-fold between 2000 and 2011, from 744 to 6,713. In fact, many traditional, subscription-based journals have started to add OA journals to their portfolios. For example, just a few days ago, The Lancet announced that it will be launching its first OA journal, The Lancet Global Health, in June 2013 with four research articles ... Like The Lancet Global Health, we at GHSP also want to encourage authors from low-income countries to submit and publish their work themselves. Authors submitting articles to GHSP will not be charged any fees, and our editorial team will provide copyediting assistance to authors of accepted articles. What sets us apart is that while The Lancet Global Health focuses on publishing results from carefully controlled research studies, as do most scholarly medical and health journals, we believe it’s equally important to share and learn from the experience of program implementers working in the field. Thus,Global Health: Science and Practice focuses on extracting lessons learned from programmatic knowledge and experience that are systematic, replicable, and applicable to other settings..."
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