GHC Community Call For Submissions: Write for Stanford Social Innovation Review + The Lancet

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4 min readFeb 2, 2021

In February and March, Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) and The Lancet are calling for diverse perspectives on how racism functions within nonprofit organizations and whose voices are valued in global health academia. For those interested in submitting drafts, GHC’s communications team will provide editing support and commit to publishing all pieces to AMPLIFY (whether or not they are accepted by the outlets).

See below for full details and deadlines, and reach out to the GHC Communications Team ( & We are eager to hear from you!

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) DEI Series Part II: This Is What Racism Looks Like

  • Deadline for Submission to SSIR: February 28th
  • Deadline for GHC-assisted-edits: February 16th

“This open call for our next series is for articles that demonstrate how racism operates within an organizational structure. These articles can be presented in a variety of forms: as an anonymous, personal account of how an individual experienced racism within their organization; or an article that examines a mainstream example of workplace racism, textured with research and data, to illustrate how this experience is not unique but systemic.

Some questions that may be considered are: What does racism look like in an all-digital, remote workplace? How do organizational practices enable or entrenched racism?

While not essential, articles should endeavor to include research-based scaffolding and conclude with pathways forward for creating organizations that value belonging, dignity, and justice. In this way, the series not only endeavors to provide SSIR readers with evidence of what racism looks like within organizations but how those issues were addressed and resolved, if at all.

Please submit an article between 1,000 and 2,000 words, using the form below, by February 28, 2021. It is required to include a Microsoft Word .docx file version of your article draft. If you are unable to see the form below, please visit it directly at Please do not submit executive summaries or advertorials. Hyperlink source material in the body of the text in your Word document. If you lack Microsoft Word, LibreOffice and Google Docs are free and can export .docx files. In your Word document, please include a headline and a one-sentence synopsis of your article.”

The Lancet — Global Health 2021: Who Tells The Story?

  • Deadline for submissions to The Lancet: March 30th
  • Deadline for GHC-assisted-edits: March 15th

“In an Art of Medicine essay published in The Lancet in November 2020, Seye Abimbola and Madhukar Pai set out a vision for the future of academic global health. In their promised land they imagine, among other changes, a transformation of journals — “No longer exclusive, high-impact western journals now exist among a multitude of go-to places, most of which are now based in the Global South” — and imbalances in authorship within high-income country and low-income or middle-income country (LMIC) collaborations are “a thing of the past”…

We, therefore, invite readers, particularly those who are not regular contributors to our pages, to share their expertise and experiences with us in the form of Correspondence, Viewpoints, and Comments on the theme: What is wrong with global health? Open the debate. Ask the hard questions. Offer solutions based on your own experiences. We will welcome frank, open discussion about the problems in academic global health throughout the year.

Please submit your piece through The Lancet Global Health’s online manuscript submission system and mention in your covering letter that your submission is in response to this call for papers. We look forward to hearing from you and for the opportunity for all our readers to learn from you.”

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