“Disadvantaged populations” represented in The Lancet
In Winter 2017, Adithi R. Iyer, was a freshman student in STS 1 and coming out of her interests associated with the class, Professor John Willinsky's Public Knowledge Project sponsored her research in London at The Lancet which led to this publication in this open access Global Health edition of this famously well-respected and ancient journal.
Here’s how Adithi summarized her study: "One of The Lancet Global Health's stated purposes is to represent “disadvantaged populations” in health-related scenarios around the world. To analyse to what extent the journal succeeds in its aim, I studied all research articles spanning the existence of the journal (June, 2013–July, 2017). I calculated what proportion of articles in the journal covered a research project in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and north Africa, east Asia, south Asia, southeast Asia and Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, and what proportion of the contributing authors of an article was affiliated with or came from low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs)."
Read about the article here, as this journal is been made freely available: