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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 International Health

The Japan Association for International Health (JAIH) 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.

APC Discount for JSTM/JAGH members

Members of the Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine (JSTM) and the Japan Association for Global Health (JAGH) are entitled to receive discount on the article-processing-charge (APC) in publication of their papers in Tropical Medicine and Health.

The discount must be requested during the article submission process, by entering a code that can be obtained from the JSTM or the JAGH office.

Information for JSTM/ JAGH members

(Information updated on 22 March 2023)

The Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine covers 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.

As from 22 March 2023, due to system change, authors are no longer requested to submit Membership Account Code to claim coverage of APC for society members/invited authors during the process of making new manuscript submission. Instead, members/invited authors are able to request APC coverage at editorial acceptance. 

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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Award winning research

Tropical Medicine and Health is delighted to announce its award for the Best Paper published in 2020 to:

Hiroka Aonuma, Itoe Iizuka-Shiota, Tokio Hoshina, Shigeru Tajima, Fumihiro Kato, Seiji Hori, Masayuki Saijo & Hirotaka Kanuka

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

Detection and discrimination of multiple strains of Zika virus by reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification
Published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:87

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.

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 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.


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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