About the Journal

Global Health Innovation is an electronic, peer-reviewed open access journal published bi-annually by the University of Cape Town Libraries. The journal is the product of a partnership between Northwestern University, the University of Lagos, the University of Ibadan, and the University of Cape Town, and its development has been supported by a grant from the NIH-Fogarty International Center (D43TW009374).

Focus and Scope

The journal has the mission of advancing and disseminating knowledge on all aspects of social and technological innovation for improved health and healthcare, with an emphasis on research addressing developing settings and with a developmental focus.

Studies across a broad range of innovation activities are covered in the journal. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: the design, implementation and evaluation of innovations in the global health context; development and implementation of appropriate health technologies; theories and methodologies that support and seek to understand health innovation practice and management; training and curricula in global health innovation; and interdisciplinary research that highlights the interface between technology, health sciences and social sciences in achieving impactful health innovation. 

Section Policies

Research articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed 

Review articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short research communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Practice perspectives

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed 


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All research and review articles and short communications are peer-reviewed. Commentaries are reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Articles form this journal can be submitted to institutional repositories, under the following conditions:

  1. Always upload the final publishers' version as published at http://journals.uct.ac.za/
  2. Acknowledge the University of Cape Town Libraries as the publisher.
  3. Cite the article as part of the metadata and include the DOI as part of the citation to the article.