Global article collection : essential reads from around the world

Jakovljevic, Mihajlo and Tan, Chia Jie and Chaiyakunapruk, Nathorn and Julian, Guilherme Silva and Cheung, Kei Long and Hiligsmann, Mickael and Godman, Brian and Opanga, Sylvia and Scuffham, Paul A and Gregg, Michael (2022) Global article collection : essential reads from around the world. Journal of Medical Economics, 25 (1). pp. 864-869. ISSN 1369-6998 (

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At the beginning of 2022, the Journal of Medical Economics (JME) published a Commentary highlighting the top five cited articles in 2021 [1]. This Commentary also included six articles from 2021—chosen by the Editor in Chief and Deputy Editor in Chief—that had a significant impact on the study of health economics. However, the JME editorial team noticed that the articles in the Commentary focused on research in the U.S. rather than reflecting the global diversity of the Journal’s content. This realization led to the publication of this Commentary that represents authors and articles from regions beyond North America. To create this Commentary, the Journal’s Editorial Board members and some of its highly-cited authors selected impactful and thought-provoking articles from the following global regions: Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. Continue reading for the full list of articles and accompanying commentaries.