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.
Key topics include:
• Viral, bacterial and parasitic infectious diseases
• Poisonous and venomous organisms
• Noncommunicable diseases
• Epidemiology and population health
• Drug, vaccine and diagnostic tool development
• Traveller’s health
• Health systems, services and policy
• Other health issues related to the tropics
The journal accepts original research, reviews, short reports, case reports and letters to the editor.
All articles published by Tropical Medicine and Health are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
As authors of articles published in Tropical Medicine and Health you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BioMed Central license agreement.
For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BioMed Central can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.
Open access publishing is not without costs. Tropical Medicine and Health therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1570.00/$2290.00/€1870.00 (plus VAT or local taxes where applicable) for each article accepted for publication.
If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
BioMed Central provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
Tropical Medicine and Health is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine (JSTM). 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 €450 for Society members (Regular, Postdoctoral and Student membership holders), and €700 for other authors.
All articles published in Tropical Medicine and Health are included in:
- PubMed Central
- Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
- Zoological Record
The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.
We are working closely with relevant indexing services including Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Tropical Medicine and Health will be available in their databases when appropriate.
Tropical Medicine and Health operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
All manuscripts submitted to Tropical Medicine and Health should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.
Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.
Citing articles in Tropical Medicine and Health
Articles in Tropical Medicine and Health should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Trop Med Health [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Trop Med Health 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.
Why publish your article in Tropical Medicine and Health
Tropical Medicine and Health's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Tropical Medicine and Health offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in Tropical Medicine and Health gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Tropical Medicine and Health are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Tropical Medicine and Health’s pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.
In addition, articles published in Tropical Medicine and Health may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Tropical Medicine and Health. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.
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2017 Journal Metrics
30 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
27 days to first decision for all manuscripts
87 days from submission to acceptance
16 days from acceptance to publication
107 Altmetric Mentions