International Health

International Health publishes original, peer-reviewed articles and reviews on all aspects of global health.

These include the social and economic aspects of both infectious and non-communicable diseases, health systems research, policy and implementation, and the evaluation of disease control programmes and healthcare delivery solutions.

This bi-monthly journal aims to stimulate scientific and policy debate and provide a forum for analysis and opinion sharing for individuals and organisations engaged in all areas of global health.

International Health is proud to have a current acceptance to online publication speed of less than 6 weeks and a strong five-year Impact Factor of 3.115.

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Why publish with us?

We publish high quality articles with the aim of supporting the wider tropical medicine and global health community and future generations of academics, clinicians and scientists.

We work hard to support our authors who trust us with their work.

Here are just some of the benefits we offer:

  • Strong impact factors
  • Average online publication speeds of under seven weeks
  • Author Feedback on both titles score us as 4.4/5 and better across speed/quality/communications/service
  • Authors from more than 31 countries (in 2019) in both journals
  • Regular Special Issues and expert editorials on key issues.

History of International Health

In 2007, the Society, under Professor Sir Brian Greenwood’s Presidency, recognised a need to provide a publishing outlet for the plethora of health issues confronting populations in low- and middle-income countries.

This was to recognise that there were much broader issues determining the health of populations than those traditionally published in Transactions, whose reason for being since 1908 had been to focus on the clinical and epidemiological problems of tropical interest.

International Health was launched in September 2009 as a dedicated home for global health research and discussion. The journal regularly publishes themed collections of articles through special issues, supplements and articles series.

Tenth anniversary

In September 2019, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of International Health with a special issue of the journal. 

In this special issue of International Health some of these topics have been addressed by authors with expert insights and direct experience.

These include Jeremy Farrar on innovationMwele Malecela on neglected tropical diseasesJeff Sachs on health financingVikram Patel on mental health and Janet Hemingway on vector-borne diseases, to mention just a few.

International Health welcomes proposals for special issues and supplements, which should be journals [at] rstmh [dot] org (subject: International%20Health%20Special%20Issue%20%2F%20Supplement%20enquiry) (submitted to the Managing Editor).