NEWS: Globalization and Health is inviting submissions for the thematic series ‘Health partnerships: an effective response to the global health agenda,’ guest edited by Andrew Jones, Head of Partnerships, THET.

Articles in the series explore what role health partnerships play in addressing the disparities that exist in the availability of health personnel globally.

To date, twenty-one papers have been published, written by authors from nine countries. The series includes research and review papers, commentaries, debates and editorials, and covers topics ranging from frameworks for successful research collaborations, to exploring technology enhanced learning in health partnerships.

To read all contributions to this special collection visit:


Is my paper eligible for submission?

Submissions must fall under the category of ‘research’. The focus must be on the impact of a health partnership on a health issue at community, hospital or institutional level, and/or the approach to ensuring that impact is sustainable beyond partnership involvement. The health partnership upon which the research is based does not have to be THET funded. Please note that there is a narrower focus than in previous calls for submissions for the thematic series.

Submissions should present health partnerships in a broad context, analyse their strengths and weaknesses rigorously, consider their impact, and make the case for policy-makers and leaders to investigate or invest in health partnerships.

Submissions can have any clinical, technical or geographic focus and target any level of the health system.

For instance:

  • Clear evidence of impact delivered by the health partnership
  • How the health partnership approach has enabled an institution in an LMIC to make clear progress on a specific health issue.
  • How the institution will continue progress on a health issue beyond partnership involvement
  • Why the achievements of a project would not have been possible without the partnership approach.


THET has a limited amount of funding available to cover the article-processing fee for submissions from eligible institutional health partnerships. For more information about sponsorship, please contact

BioMed has a low and middle-income country fee waiver policy. To qualify, it is important that the author that submits the manuscript is from a relevant country (the corresponding author can be someone else). Find more information here:


The deadline for submissions is 28th February 2016.