Aims & Scope

Transgender Health is the first peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to addressing the healthcare needs of transgender individuals throughout the lifespan and identifying gaps in knowledge as well as priority areas where policy development and research are needed to achieve healthcare equity.

Transgender Health is the premier open source for authoritative, multidisciplinary research, discussion, and debate on the healthcare needs of this patient population. The Journal publishes under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license to ensure broad dissemination and participation. All articles in Transgender Health are rapidly reviewed and published online within 4 weeks of acceptance.

Transgender Health coverage includes:

  • Best practices, protocols, and guidelines to ensure optimal care
  • Disparities in treatment and barriers to care
  • Health services research
  • Cultural competency
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Hormone therapy and surgery

Transgender Health is under the editorial leadership of Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Professor in Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and other leading investigators.

Audience: Physicians and physician assistants of all disciplines; nurses and nurse practitioners; social workers and psychologists; and researchers in any relevant area of the health sciences including basic, translational, and clinical studies; among others.

Benefits of publishing in Transgender Health:

  • High visibility, immediate and unrestricted online access to published articles
  • Rigorous and rapid peer review
  • Easy compliance with open access mandates
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Highly indexed – citation tracking and inclusion in bibliographic databases
  • Targeted email marketing


Indexed/Abstracted in:


PubMed Central;

EMBASE/Excerpta Medica;

ProQuest databases;

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.