Press Releases


In recognition of the economic impact that the Covid-19 crises has had on the academic community, the Journals Division of Johns Hopkins University Press has announced a rate freeze on its journals collection through fiscal year 2021. None of the 95 journals published by JHU Press will see a rate increase from current (2019) rates.

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The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved has published an article which addresses the disproportionate rate of Covid-19 infection among African Americans and other people of color.

The African American Petri Dish was written by Dr. Ronald Braithwaite , Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine, and Dr. Rueben Warren, Director of the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care.


A special issue of the journal Perspectives in Biology & Medicine features twelve essays that examine the complicated and contentious issue of CRISPR gene editing. The issue’s guest editor, Neal Baer, M.D., is an Emmy-nominated television producer and pediatrician. Dr. Baer explores the potentially harmful uses of CRISPR on Designated Survivor, a Netflix series he writes and produces.  See