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Oxford Open journal series expands with the launch of two new Open Access titles

Oxford Open Infrastructure and Health and Oxford Open Digital Health will join Oxford University Press’s flagship OA journal series, covering high-quality research on critical issues affecting society today.

Oxford, UK  ()

Oxford University Press (OUP) is delighted to announce the launch of two new Open Access journals in its Oxford Open series. Oxford Open Infrastructure and Health, the seventh journal in the series, is a transdisciplinary title, covering a broad range of topics including (inter)planetary health, climate change and global sustainability, among more. Oxford Open Digital Health, the eighth journal in the series, is interdisciplinary within medicine and prioritizes a strong focus on scientifically rigorous clinical research.

More specifically, Oxford Open Infrastructure and Health has a broad sectoral and disciplinary reach, with sectors including public health, transport, energy, digital, social, water and law. Disciplines will also include social science, broadly including political science, policy and planning, environmental and earth sciences, humanities, and medicine. The first article will be published later this year and the journal is open to contributions from not only medicine and healthcare experts, but also researchers and practitioners in political science, policy and planning, environmental and earth sciences, and humanities.

The Oxford Open Digital Health journal has been created in response to the introduction of new guidelines and classifications for digital health interventions as set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has been developed to meet these new global standards. It will primarily publish methodologically rigorous evaluations, evidence reviews, study protocols and other policy-relevant research on Digital Health Interventions (DHIs) with a particular focus on Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). The journal is also specifically aiming to publish research from countries traditionally excluded from research publication due to economic or language barriers.

The expansion of the Oxford Open series, to include cutting edge research on a range of critical issues, relating to infrastructure, health and medicine, will increase support for OA publishing by providing high-quality outlets for OA publications on the key issues affecting society today.

Speaking on the launch of the Oxford Open Infrastructure and Health, Joanna Ventikos, Publisher at OUP, said: It is fantastic to add yet another high-quality journal to the Oxford Open series and further OUP’s mission of creating world-class academic resources and making them available as widely as possible. The journal is unique in that it sees the tension between “hard” and “soft” science as particularly fruitful in terms of development and aims to develop policy briefs for most of its published papers. I cannot wait to see its impact.”

Speaking on the launch of Oxford Open Digital Health, Nikul Patel, Executive Publisher at OUP, said: “We are extremely proud to launch the Oxford Open Digital Health journal for a number of reasons. Firstly, recent advancements in digital health interventions have demonstrated a need for a dedicated research platform publishing scientifically rigorous and high-impact articles – this journal fulfils that brief. Secondly, by pledging to approach the amplification of local voices with intentionality, especially those that have been traditionally marginalized in peer-reviewed authorship due to language or economic barriers, this publication will help strengthen equity and inclusion in publishing.”

Oxford Open Digital Health and Oxford Open Infrastructure and Health are now open for submissions.

About Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is the largest university press publisher of open access research. It publishes over 90 fully open access journals, more than 150 open access monographs, and offers an open access publishing option on over 400 journals. Since 2004, it has published over 100,000 open access papers across all major subject areas. The press publishes more than 1,500 OA articles per month.

Oxford University Press has been publishing journals for more than a century and has more than 500 years of publishing expertise.


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