Journal Description

Basic information


Globalization and Health is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that provides an international forum for high quality original research, knowledge sharing and debate on the topic of globalization and its effects on health, both positive and negative. Globalization, namely the intensification of flows of people, goods, and services across borders, has a complex influence on health. The journal publishes material relevant to any aspect of globalization and health from a wide range of social science and health-related disciplines (e.g. economics, sociology, epidemiology, demography, psychology, politics and international relations). The output of the journal is useful to a wide audience interested in global health, including academics, policy-makers, health care practitioners, and public health professionals.

The journal focuses on advancing the conceptual and theoretical tenets, empirical evidence base, and policy applications relevant to globalization and health. Related issues include the SARS virus and its control, the politics of the tobacco industry, the ‘Westernization' of lifestyle behaviours and associated health implications, and access to essential medicines. The relationship between globalization and health assumes a broad lens and multidisciplinary approach, attending to the multitude of factors that directly and indirectly impact upon health.





The library contains articles from Globalization and Health from

Vol. 1 (1), 2005 onwards. 




Bio-Med Central


Website of Globalization and Health 


Subjects GlobeEthicsLib

  • Bio ethics
    • Health ethics