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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Call for Papers: Clinical Questions in Tropical Medicine and Health

Tackling on febrile and non-febrile patients crossing the country border, is becoming a bigger and bigger challenge for physicians working in both high and low-middle income countries. Sharing clinical experiences, knowledge and skills is always interesting and helpful to clinicians working in a different setting.

In this special issue of Tropical Medicine and Health, we aim to call for a case report of infectious and non-infectious tropical diseases, first describing a short or long case presentation and second raising clinical questions, followed by discussion and take home message, in principle within 1200 words. 

Collection of COVID-19 related papers

COVID-19 is an infectious disease which causes an outbreak of respiratory illness and has been affecting millions all over the world. Here is a collection of COVID-19 related articles that has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health

Featured Article: First COVID-19 infections in the Philippines: a case report

The first suspected case in the Philippines was investigated on January 22, 2020, and 633 suspected cases were reported as of March 1. We describe the clinical and epidemiological aspects of the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, both admitted to the national infectious disease referral hospital in Manila.

Read article here.

Featured Article: Is Sub-Saharan Africa prepared for COVID-19?

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is the latest virus to cause global health panic. The biggest challenge is whether Sub-Saharan Africa is ready for this pandemic.

Read article here.

Featured Article: Coronavirus disease-2019: is fever an adequate screening for the returning travelers?

On Thursday, 30 January 2020, World Health Organization declared Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-2019) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Since its identification in late December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China, the number of cases imported into other countries is increasing, and the epidemiological map is changing rapidly. 

Read article here.

Articles

  1. Authors: Edna M. Edrada, Edmundo B. Lopez, Jose Benito Villarama, Eumelia P. Salva Villarama, Bren F. Dagoc, Chris Smith, Ana Ria Sayo, Jeffrey A. Verona, Jamie Trifalgar-Arches, Jezreel Lazaro, Ellen Grace M. Balinas, Elizabeth Freda O. Telan, Lynsil Roy, Myvie Galon, Carl Hill N. Florida, Tatsuya Ukawa…

    Content type: Case Report

    The Correction to this article has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:30

About the Society

The Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine (JSTM) was founded in 1959 with the objective of contributing and improving global health and medical treatments worldwide. JSTM believes that tropical medicine is not defined merely by weather or climate, but is an interdisciplinary field which helps to eliminate the gaps in health, society and economy among countries and regions. JSTM is dedicated to promoting academic studies and development in the field of tropical medicine by disseminating relevant research at annual meetings and in Tropical Medicine and Health, JSTM's official journal.

Aims and scope

Tropical Medicine and Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and reviews on all aspects of tropical medicine and global health. The journal welcomes clinical, epidemiological, laboratory and policy research.

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Award winning research

Tropical Medicine and Health is delighted to announce its award for the Best Paper published in 2018 to
 

Hitomi Araki, Ken Ing Cherng Ong, Lavy Lorphachan, Pheovaly Soundala, Moritoshi Iwagami, Akira Shibanuma, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Paul T. Brey, Shigeyuki Kano & Masamine Jimba 
 

For an outstanding contribution in the field of Tropical Medicine and Health entitled:
 

“Mothers’ Opisthorchis viverrini infection status and raw fish dish consumption in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: determinants of child infection status”

Published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2018 46:29.

Featured collection: Systematic reviews and meta-analysis for tropical medicine and health

Tropical health encompasses a diverse group of issues related to infectious diseases (viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections), non-communicable diseases and malnutrition with its consequences. 

This collection will cover the topics of new approaches as well as the challenges and perspectives for systematic reviews and meta-analysis in tropical medicine and health. 
 

Featured collection: Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in the Pacific - A PacELF success

PacELF, the Pacific Programme for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis, was designed as a regional programme driven by the 22 island countries and territories in the Pacific for the sole purpose of eliminating lymphatic filariasis (LF). 

This collection provides an overview and bibliography of LF in the Pacific, and reports on the progress towards elimination in selected countries. We hope that these success stories will be an inspiration to the other regions of the world that are also engaged in this effort.

Featured Collection: Geoinformation and Spatial Analytics in Tropical Medicine

New Content Item

We are pleased to announce that Tropical Medicine and Health is now accepting submissions for a new article collection on Geoinformation and Spatial Analytics in Tropical Medicine.

Guest edited by Professor Ashraf Dewan (Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia ) and Dr. Abu Yousuf Md. Abdullah (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh), this series specifically aims at highlighting the roles of geospatial techniques in identifying environmental precursors of diseases, thereby advancing tropical medicine research.

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Archival content

The electronic archive of articles published between 1973 and 2015 can be found at the JSTM website.

Information for authors

Authors publishing in Tropical Medicine and Health can request a discount on the journal’s article-processing charge (APC) that is payable upon editorial acceptance of articles. The discount must be requested during the article submission process, by entering a code that can be obtained from the JSTM office. The discounted APC is €972.99 for all authors.

Editor-in-Chief

Masahiro Hashizume is Professor of Environmental Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan. After his clinical training in paediatrics in Tokyo, he received his academic degrees from the University of Tokyo (MS, 1999) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MSc 2003, PhD 2007). He was the founding chair of the Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University in 2012, and moved to the University of Tokyo as a head of the Department of Global Health Policy. Dr. Hashizume’s research has centered on epidemiological studies to estimate the impact of climatic change and climate variability on the incidence of infectious diseases and non-infectious diseases in Asia, Africa and the global scale. In 2014, he became a board member of the Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of Tropical Medicine and Health.

Editorial Advisor

Peter Piot MD PhD is the Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Professor of Global Health. He was the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1995 until 2008, and was an Associate Director of the Global Programme on AIDS at WHO. Under his leadership UNAIDS became the chief advocate for worldwide action against AIDS, also spearheading UN reform by bringing together 10 UN system organizations.

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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.