GHEG will not have issues; instead, articles will be published online as soon as possible after acceptance with a unique article number and DOI.

Submission of Manuscripts

All new submissions should be made through the ScholarOne site. If you are a new author, you will need to register:

Detailed instructions for preparing your manuscript can be found here:

GHEG invites contributions from a range of disciplines:

Epidemiology, Clinical trials, Genetics, Observational studies, Qualitative studies, Anthropological studies, Social science, Community intervention, Health systems, Health services, Population genetics, Population history.

Themed Collections

The journal will also regularly publish themed collections of content. If your paper is being submitted in response to a Call for Papers for a themed collection, please indicate this upon submission. Details of themed collections currently open for submissions can be found here.

Copyright and Publication Charges

Authors must complete and return a licence to publish form once their article has been accepted for publication.

Articles will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence as standard, but authors may elect to publish under the following alternative licences:

  • CC-BY-NC-SA (Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike)
  • CC-BY-NC-ND (Attribution – Non-Commercial – No Derivatives)

For information on what each licence allows, please visit

Open access publishing in GHEG is funded through levying an article processing charge (APC) on each individual author’s institution or funding body.

For all articles submitted for publication in GHEG during 2016 and 2017, Cambridge University Press will waive the APC for all authors.

From 2018 onwards, an APC will apply to all accepted papers, with a continuing waiver scheme for eligible countries.

The decision whether to accept a paper for publication will rest solely with the Editors, and without reference to the funding situation of the authors.

Please note: APC collection is managed by RightsLink, who will contact authors following acceptance of their paper. Authors whose papers are accepted in 2016 and 2017 will be provided with a waiver code, but will still need to register with RightsLink.