The Lancet is the world’s leading medical journal for global health, and in the new era of sustainable development aims to publish the best science to advance health in all regions of the world. Since 2003, The Lancet has published over 100 global health Series, all browsable from our Series page; also look out for special global health regional Reports, and Commissions, giving even more analysis and depth of coverage as we seek to help shape global health to 2030 and beyond.
Highest standards for medical science
The Lancet sets extremely high standards. We select only the best research papers for their quality of work and the progression they bring.
Improving lives is the only end goal
Too much research is done for research’s sake. We believe that improving lives is the only end goal and that research is only relevant when it has impact on human lives.
Increasing the social impact of science
We recognise that a great research paper is not enough and that it requires development, mobilisation, and exposure. So we promise to set agendas, create context, inform leaders, start debates, and advocate for the idea that research can and will make a difference.