FYI, for the publish or perish crowd.
Elizabeth Bell, MPH
STOP Activity Unit
Polio Eradication Branch
Global Immunization Division
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
To focus research, attention, and the awareness of the medical community on
this challenge, JAMA plans to publish a theme issue on global health that
targets the world's major health problems and focuses on developing
countries. Thus, we invite papers that address avoidable and preventable
health problems and diseases within the developing world. Reports of
research and outcomes-based assessments of reductions in risk and exposure,
interventions, programs, and health services to address these problems
within developing countries will be given highest priority. Research aimed
at improving local and global surveillance systems, tools, knowledge, and
expertise to monitor, control, and prevent disease and promote health in
locally relevant, affordable, and sustainable ways are welcome. We also
encourage the submission of manuscripts that address ways to improve and
sustain local research capacity and technology and knowledge transfer. Such
studies must include locally defined and relevant applications and practice
at national or community levels, and they should consider the potential for
broader-global-applications of such research.
The JAMA theme issue on global health will be published in June 2004. Papers
submitted by January 15, 2004, will have the best chance for acceptance. All
submitted manuscripts will undergo the journal's usual, rigorous editorial
evaluation and peer review; acceptance cannot be guaranteed. Please follow
the JAMA Instructions for Authors for manuscript preparation and submission.
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