Why Does Kazakhstan Need New Scientific Journals?Posted on 2016-03-21
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"Kazakhstan is young country located in the heart of the Eurasian continent. It was an integral part of the Soviet Union until 1991 and was primarily known for oil, mining, agriculture, as well as nuclear bomb testing. During the Soviet Era, Kazakhstan underwent industrialization and the country's economy shifted from purely agricultural to partially industrial. To provide cadre for the new industries, a large number of educational and scientific institutions were established; however, most of the scientific research was concentrated in the European part of the Soviet Union and was heavily government controlled.1Scientific developments were Moscow-oriented. Kazakhstani scientists published almost exclusively in Russian language journals and periodicals. As a result of this scientific isolation, Kazakhstani scientists were not known outside of the former USSR region, which became evident after Kazakhstan gained its independence. Currently, Kazakhstan is seeking integration into the international scientific arena, which is one of the goals of the 2050 development strategy..."
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Central Asian Journal Of Global Health
Central Asian Journal of Global Health is a biannual journal aimed at everybody working in the fields of public health and medicine. Specifically, it aims to focus on the geographic region that is oftentimes not sufficiently highlighted by existing journals, Central Asian countries. In addition to research in Central Asia, the journal will be opened to submissions from other countries. In addition to the highest-quality reviews and perspectives covering the field of health in Central Asia, each issue will include news stories and investigate hottest topics and new research practices in the field of public health.
Central Asian Journal of Global Health is a fully peer-reviewed online open access journal, edited by the key developers of the Global Health Network Supercourse project (www.pitt.edu/~super1) and Center for Life Sciences at Nazarbayev University. It will provide forum for discussion for all aspects of public health, medicine, and global health in Central Asia and around the world. Central Asian Journal of Global Health is dedicated to publishing material of the highest scholarly interest, and to this end we have assembled a distinguished Editorial Advisory board. We welcome contributions from established researchers, especially those working on cutting edge questions, but we are also keen to act as a supportive environment for new investigators and with those who never published in English language journals.
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