Research Themes and JoGH Collections
In addition to regular articles and viewpoints, JoGH publishes Research Themes. These Research
Themes can run throughout several issues. We intend to publish each paper that belongs to a
Research Theme as soon as it completes the process of editorial and peer review. Such papers
will be published in our "Online First" section, under their respective Research
Theme headings, and then grouped together twice a year in our two regular printed and online
issues (June and December). This approach saves time and offers flexibility, thus avoiding
unnecessary stress and pressing deadlines on both the authors and on our editorial team.
All theme papers undergo JoGH’s standard and rigorous peer review process.
Once all the articles are published under one accepted Research Theme, JoGH offers to compile
them into an edited book, which will be assigned its unique ISBN identifier. We will publish
all such books within the JoGH collections library in a requested number of copies. Each book
will contain the articles published within a Research Theme, but further materials such as
editorials, reviews and supplementary materials can also be added. These books can be printed
in hardback and/or paperback, according to preference. They will be listed on the JoGH website
and on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Such books can later be used to underpin teaching, e.g.
Massive Open Online Courses or postgraduate classes. They can be used as evidence of dissemination
activities from recently completed research grants, because they are likely to generate further
and broader impact than journal articles.
Our standard open access publication fees, which apply for viewpoints and articles, are also
applicable to research themes (US$ 600 for viewpoints and US$ 1,200 for articles), plus an
additional handling fee. The costs for book publication will vary according to the book’s format,
complexity and length, so this will be agreed separately with a Research Theme authors on a
All financial and practical arrangements relevant to JoGH Research Themes will take into account
authors’ requirements and individual circumstances.
If you are interested in publishing a Research Theme in JoGH, please contact us at
editor[@]jogh.org to discuss your proposal.