By Editors-in-Chief Catherine Kyobutungi and Madhu Pai, and Government Editor Julia Robinson
When PLOS World Public Well being was launched in April 2021, we did so with a daring mission:
We revealed our first papers in October 2021, and in the present day, 16 months later, we discover ourselves celebrating a milestone of types – we’re publishing our a thousandth paper. One thousand papers which have spanned your complete scope of our journal, papers discussing probably the most pressing well being problems with our time. We’ve been honored to publish papers that sort out every thing from COVID to gender disparities to enhancing service supply to Indigenous well being. We’ve welcomed submissions from over 100 international locations, revealed papers with corresponding authors from 77 international locations which have been dealt with so expertly by an Editorial Board with members from over 70 international locations.
It will be unimaginable to record all our favourite articles right here, however listed here are a number of that the Editors-in-Chief, Catherine Kytobungi and Madhu Pai, and Government Editor Julia Robinson wished to focus on.
In his piece ”The nice Texas COVID tragedy,” Peter Hotez highlighted how Texas has been a floor zero for the anti vaccine well being freedom motion in the US, and the way this has had devastating penalties for Texas and your complete nation.
In world well being, main plans and choices proceed to be made distant from the place the precise issues and options are. In his Opinion “Nation possession in world well being,” Abdisalan Mohamed Noor shared ten classes he has learnt within the final 20 years on how to consider nation possession.
Sara Dada and colleagues explored the variety – or lack thereof – of editorial boards of their piece Difficult the “previous boys membership” in academia: Gender and geographic illustration in editorial boards of journals publishing in environmental sciences and public well being
A large share of world well being funding goes to establishments and companions in excessive earnings international locations, even when the largest wants and finest specialists are in low and middle-income international locations. Esmita Charani and colleagues referred to as on funders to handle this energy imbalance of their piece “Funders: The lacking hyperlink in equitable world well being analysis?”.
Of their highly effective piece, Anpotowin Jensen and Victor A. Lopez-Carmen, two Indigenous American youth, requested why the decolonizing world well being motion ignores Indigenous Peoples, particularly in settler colonial nations such because the USA.
Rebekka Lynch, Martín Lajous, Unnur Valdimarsdottir and colleagues current this fascinating research on perceived stress and hair cortisol focus (HCC), suggesting that HCC could possibly be a viable biomarker in research of continual psychological stress.
Is it attainable to sort out anti-microbial resistance with out addressing the abuse of antibiotics in animals? Ranya Mulchandani and colleagues revealed a sobering research which estimated the worldwide utilization of veterinary antimicrobials in 2020 at 99,502 tonnes!
In a current Opinion, Catherine Kyobutungi and colleagues mentioned what anti-Blackness in world well being means, why it issues, and what must be accomplished to counter anti-Blackness in world well being and improvement?
Yap Boum and colleagues wrote about persistent energy imbalances, racism, and upkeep of neocolonialism in world well being analysis and supplied a guidelines for bilateral analysis partnerships.
1000 papers is an excellent accomplishment and we invite you to hitch in celebrating with us. Now on to the following 1000 – and past!
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