Academic journal article Health Sociology Review

Editorial

Academic journal article Health Sociology Review

Editorial

Article excerpt

Welcome to our third issue for 2009. Inside you will fi nd papers from authors in Australia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. This is far from an internationally representative group of health sociologists, and the editorial team encourages authors from all countries and regions to consider submitting a paper (or two) for our consideration. In an age of globalisation, few editors can be entirely unaware of the need to seek contributions from the wider fi eld. Editors, like authors, are largely powerless in the face of the current global system of knowledge production. In this system, individuals working in resource-rich countries are given relatively greater rewards for their efforts; few individuals from resource-poor nations are acknowledged or recognised; and groups and institutions within a handful of privileged countries defi ne the conceptual frameworks and issues of interest, set the standards and processes of publishing, control the disciplinary boundaries and determine access to scholarship.

With this in mind, the Health Sociology Review (ISSN 1446-1242) has endeavoured to encourage submissions from authors situated in the less privileged countries, and expand the horizons of health sociology beyond the home country. A recent review of Health Sociology Review has indicated that in the past fi nancial year, fi fty percent of our published papers have been from authors working outside Australia (based on location of the fi rst author). This is comparable with the output of the Sociology of Health and Illness, a journal with its editorial team primarily based in the United Kingdom, where 52% of authors are located outside that country. …

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