IJS Global Health – a journal of the IJS Publishing Group – is a new peer-reviewed, open access journal in the broad field of global health and surgery. The scope of the journal includes; safe access, capacity and sustainability of surgical, obstetric and anaesthetic services, trauma, infectious diseases, cancer, pregnancy related complications, congenital anomalies, nutrition, disease surveillance, implementation science, disasters and emergencies. We aim to publish basic science, clinical and translational articles. We aim to provide rapid submission to decision times whilst maintaining a high-quality peer-review process.

The Editor-in-Chief of the journal is Professor David Rosin, University of the West Indies, Barbados. As Professor Rosin said: "We are proud to launch IJS Global Health which follows IJS Oncology. With the increasing movement of vast numbers of people between continents, possibly bringing with them diseases not previously seen in the host country and the increasing problem of natural disaster, global health and how to bolster it is vital. The added problem of man-made disasters that stem from wars adds to many across the globe starving, whilst in other countries chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension are increasing. An international journal that puts global health into perspective is long overdue. We feel certain that it will prove to be beneficial to all in health care."

IJS Global Health is looking to publish basic science, clinical and translational articles. The journal is now open for submissions. Submissions can be submitted online at: www.editorialmanager.com/ijsgh. ​