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About the Societies

The Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine

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.

The Japan Association for Global Health

The Japan Association for Global Health (JAGH) was founded in 1986 with the aims to contribute to the progress and enhancement of international health, as well as the promotion of academic and cultural activities.

2023 Best Paper Award

Tropical Medicine and Health is delighted to announce the 2023 Best Paper Award presented to:

Roy Rillera Marzo, Waqas Sami, Md. Zakiul Alam, Swosti Acharya, Kittisak Jermsittiparsert, Karnjana Songwathana, Nhat Tan Pham, Titik Respati, Erwin Martinez Faller, Aries Moralidad Baldonado, Yadanar Aung, Sharmila Mukund Borkar, Mohammad Yasir Essar, Sunil Shrestha & Siyan Yi

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

Hesitancy in COVID-19 vaccine uptake and its associated factors among the general adult population: a cross-sectional study in six Southeast Asian countries
Published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2022 50:4

Information for JSTM/ JAGH members

The Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine (JSTM) and the Japanese Association for Global Health (JAGH) cover the article-processing charge (APC) for the papers submitted by the member of the societies and for the papers invited by the journal. To receive this benefit, the JSTM/JAGH members and invited authors must claim the APC coverage at the time of editorial acceptance of their manuscript.

See below for further information:

- Changes in manuscript submission *(in Japanese)
- To request APC coverage for JSTM/ JAGH members 

For questions, please contact the JSTM office or JAGH office.

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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Call for papers: Global school health promotion in post COVID-19 era

We aim to call for an introduction to Japanese-style school health, which is attracting widespread attention, and case report on the current status of school health in low- and middle-income countries and its development in areas where implementation is new. In addition, school health that strengthens adolescent health will be presented, with a spotlight on mental health and comprehensive sex education.

Article Collections

Archival content

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


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.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.6
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.4
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.105
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.724

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 7
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 97

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,053,816
    Altmetric mentions: 672