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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Global Health Governance: Call for Submissions for special issue on Framework Convention for Global Health

Global Health Governance will be publishing a special issue on a proposed Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) in December 2014. The proposal for an FCGH would create a new international framework, grounded in the international human right to health, that would support health at the national and global levels.

For this FCGH special issue, Global Health Governance invites submission of theoretical and empirical policy research articles that examine and analyze how the FCGH could improve health through improved governance and realization of the right to health. We have particular interest in articles on 1) defining and articulating the underlying normative aspects of the FCGH and the prospects of implementing these norms across global, national, and local levels; 2) global health diplomacy and the process of drafting a Framework Convention; 3) institutional and political implementation concerns; 4) the roles of and relationship between state and non-state actors in the formulation and implementation of the FCGH; 5) the connection between existing norms and institutions and the FCGH; 6) strategies and challenges for integrating the norms of the FCGH into existing global, national, and local institutions; 7) accountability under the FCGH; and 8) strategies and challenges for using the FCGH to reshape or build on existing global, national, and local institutions to advance health equity and realization of the right to health. We welcome diverse perspectives on the FCGH, including articles that are supportive or critical of this proposed Framework Convention, as well as articles that propose innovative or alternative models to address global governance for health.

Abstracts (up to 400 words) for proposed articles are due March 30, 2014. Articles selected for submission will be due July 31, 2014.

This special issue of Global Health Governance will be edited by guest editors Lance Gable (Wayne State University Law School), Benjamin Mason Meier (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Jennifer Prah Ruger (University of Pennsylvania), Robert Marten (Rockefeller Foundation and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), and Ames Dhai (Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of Witwatersrand).

Editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

Lance Gable

Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law

Wayne State University Law School

471 W. Palmer Street, Detroit, MI 48202



313-577-9016 (fax)


To submit an article, authors are advised to follow these guidelines:

Global Health Governance (GHG) articles are around 8,000 words long including endnotes.

  • Submissions should be made by email, in Microsoft Word format, to Lance Gable ( and cc: Since manuscripts are sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation, the author’s name and affiliation should appear only on a separate cover page.
  • All text, including endnotes, should be double-spaced with wide margins.
  • Any tables or graphs should be placed on separate pages at the end of the manuscript.
  • All GHG articles are expected to be endnoted, following the Chicago Manual of Style. Authors may refer to previous issues of GHG for style.
  • A summary of up to 125 words should be included with the article. The summary should state the main argument clearly and concisely, not simply say what the article is about.
  • A short author’s biography of one or two lines should also be included. This information will appear at the foot of the first page of the article.

The procedures for reviewing manuscripts are based on the anonymity of the author and the confidentiality of readers’ and editor’s reports. Editorial policy does not provide for transmitting readers’ evaluations to authors of rejected manuscripts. Articles submitted to GHG should be original research and should not have been already published or considered for publication elsewhere. Proofs will normally be sent to authors for checking and making essential corrections, not for general revision or alteration. They should be corrected and returned to the publishers within three days of receipt.


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