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Author Guidelines

Submission Types and Guidelines

Welcome to the Global Health: Annual Review (GHAR)!

GHAR is a student-led journal showcasing research in the field of global health. Please carefully read the following submission information if you are interested in submitting to the journal.

Who can submit?

You are invited to submit research conducted for undergraduate thesis and senior projects; graduate student scholarly papers, practicums and theses; and research projects conducted by global health practitioners and academics. Opinion editorials (Op-Ed) are also welcome. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Team at

Please note that GHAR uses a peer-review system, however, does not impose the same restrictions as large peer-reviewed journals. This means that you can submit your article to GHAR, and also submit it to a peer-reviewed journal in the future.

What can be submitted?


We will be accepting two types of prose that are 700 to 1,200 words long and in Vancouver referencing style: research articles and opinion editorials. The two types of written submissions are described below:

Research Article: structure contains an introduction, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion, as applicable to your paper.

Opinion Editorial: a written piece expressing the author’s thoughts on an area of global health that they have expertise or experience in.

Please note: Submissions that do not comply with the template will not be reviewed for publication. Click on the ‘Research Article’ and ‘Opinion Editorial’ headings to access the templates. See Submission Preparation Checklist for the link to submission templates. 

All submissions should follow Vancouver style referencing. For referencing guide see

Your submission should fall into one of the following broad categories:

Colonialism in Global Health; Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases; Economics and Health Financing; Environmental Health and Climate Change; Ethics; Globalization; Governance; Health Equity; Health Policy and Systems; Indigenous Health; Innovation; Intersectional Identities (e.g., Gender, Race, Ability); Mental Health; Migration; Nutrition; One Health; Politics of Global Health; Poverty; Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Adolescent, and Child Health; Social Determinants of Health; Social Justice and Human Rights; War and Conflict. 

*Other topics not included in this list are welcomed for submission and up for review.

How many submissions can I make?

Applicants may submit one entry for review into each category: research article and opinion editorial. That is, you may submit one research article and one opinion editorial, but not more than one in each category. If you submit more than one entry into each category, then only the first submission will be reviewed for publication.

When are submissions due?

The deadline for submissions for Issue 6 (2021) of GHAR is January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

How do I submit?

Please submit via the online journal system. Submissions will be evaluated on originality, relevance to global health, clarity, and scholarship.

Do you have additional questions?

Come out to our workshop sessions to learn more about GHAR and the publication process.

Workshop #1: General Information Session - December 17, 2020 at 7 pm (EST)

Join us to learn about the journal, the submission process, and hear some tips and tricks from editors and past authors. To view the workshop, click here.

Workshop #2: How to be Submission Ready - January 20, 2021 at 7:30pm (EST)
Join us, along with experienced author and GHAR reviewer Danielle Denwood, to get tips and suggestions for final revisions and edits, so that your piece is submission ready by the January 31st deadline. To view the workshop, click here.

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