Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality

Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality (HTII) is an open-access journal founded by members of the York Institute for Health Research (YIHR). We are dedicated to publishing research that is relevant to issues of health from social justice perspectives.

HTII's Editorial Team works within interdisciplinary teams and cross-sectoral networks to draw together a range of social, biomedical, political, and environmental scholarship, as well as research from law, education, and the physical sciences.  As a result, HTII bridges the divide between the sciences and the social sciences and encourages a range of theoretical, empirical, and interdisciplinary orientations to research.

This digital journal offers a unique forum for scholars to become involved in interdisciplinary health research and share their findings with others in a collegial environment. We welcome you to our website, encourage you to browse our publications, and hope that you will make a submission to our current edition.

The Editorial Team supports equitable access to information and welcomes feedback on improving the accessibility of our published materials.



The call for submissions for Volume 4 is now closed


The call for submissions for Volume 4 is now closed.

We thank all authors who submitted to this volume. The peer-review process is now underway and all authors will be contacted in September.

Posted: 2016-05-16 More...

Call For Papers: Volume 4


CFP – Health’s Borders”, Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (2016)

Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2016

Borders are constructed to regulate the movement of people, resources, and information, as well as to structure and appraise different forms of knowledge. They can also be used to isolate the causes of adverse health effects, protect equitable standards, recognize different health needs, and preserve the right to self-determination and privacy.

The creation and maintenance of borders is key to shaping individual access to health services, the nature and costs of these services, the power dynamics involved in their provision, and the political categories that structure our understandings of health.

Recent examples of how the creation of borders has affected health access and outcomes include calls to ban refugees over concerns of contagious illnesses; the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impact on the pharmaceutical industry; the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the travel restrictions that ensued; the refusing of blood donations from men who have sex with men; shifts from hospital births to home births; and Japan’s requirement that all visa applicants test negative for HIV.

In view of these heightened concerns, the fourth volume of Health Tomorrow seeks to gather research that addresses how various forms of borders in health are brought into being, structured, legitimated, shifted, contested, and crossed, as well as their implications.

Possible topics may include but are in no way limited to:

  • regimes of health: health as coercion, monitoring, and control.
  • barriers to access: discrimination in service provision and structuring
  • borders around health professions and disciplines: “scientific” vs. “non-scientific medicine”
  • legitimacy / social epistemology: who decides what counts as health knowledge?
  • guarding geographical borders: epidemics, travel, and migration
  • borders and free trade
  • technologies that break down or maintain barriers to health services
  • borders between health service providers and recipients and between institutionalized operations and everyday life
  • borders within demography (race, age, gender, class, and sexuality, among other identity markers)
  • borders between research and practice that require knowledge translation

Please send completed manuscripts to by May 15th


Posted: 2016-01-09 More...

Welcome to Volume 3: Health Equity


We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 3 of Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality (HTII).

The theme for this volume is Health Equity and authors approach this topic from a number of disciplinary perspectives, engaging with current issues in areas such as health care delivery, environmental degradation, and perceptions of health.    

The link to the online journal can be found here

Posted: 2015-12-12 More...
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