Vulnerable Groups & Inclusion welcome young researchers that have recently defended their PhD thesis within the field of Vulnerability and Inclusion to submit a PhD review based on the cover story of their thesis. No publication fee will be charged for manuscripts submitted before January 2015.

One background rationale for this call is that Scandinavian PhDs are usually based on a set of articles synthesized into a "cover story" of some 30-50 pages. Some of these syntheses provide excellent reviews of the research area but they seldom reach beyond the host institution or the close collaborators and examiners. Condensing them into a PhD Review may also serve as an incentive for the young researcher to publish their first post doc paper as a sole author. Should the paper be accepted, after peer-review, we will invite the opponent/examiner to write a Commentary that will be published along with the PhD Review. A few examples can be found in another of the Publisher’s journals, Global Health Action.