We are excited to announce that the Global Health and Education Projects, Inc. (GHEP) has been admitted as a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA) based in The Hague, Netherlands, effective March 2023.

With this admission, GHEP Journals: the International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and AIDS (IJMA) and International Journal of Translational Medical Research and Public Health (IJTMRPH) join a cadre of journals published by organizations including scholar-led and professional publishers of books and journals, across varied geographies and disciplines, as well as infrastructure and other services.

OASPA is the international community for open-access publishing. It represents a diverse community of organizations engaged in open scholarship; OASPA works to encourage and enable open access as the predominant model of communication for scholarly outputs.

In her communication announcing GHEP’s membership approval, Lulu Stader, PhD, OASPA’s Membership Manager, said: “I am pleased to confirm that the Membership Committee has now approved the application as Scholar Publisher. Your membership is active immediately and your organization is now listed on our website as a member.”

OASPA is hallmarked as a trusted convenor of the broad, global spectrum of open-access stakeholders and a proven venue for productive collaboration.

OASPA membership means that GHEP Journals commit to adhere to meeting rigorous membership criteria, adhere to the organization’s code of conduct and bylaws, and comply with globally-accepted best practices for open-access journal publishing.

“GHEP is delighted to have been admitted to the prestigious organization,” said Dr. Romuladus Azuine, GHEP’s Executive Director. Right from our first day of publishing these two journals, GHEP has been committed to ensuring that its journals continue to grow in their impact and reach and in compliance with global open-access publishing standards, said Dr. Azuine, adding that “our authors should publish with our journals with the assurance that we will comply with international best practices.”