PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Publishes research devoted to the pathology, epidemiology, prevention, treatment and control of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), as well as public policy relevant to this group of diseases.  A major goal is to promote and profile the efforts of researchers, health practitioners, and public-health experts from the developing world.

The NTDs are defined as a group of poverty-promoting chronic infectious diseases, which primarily occur in rural areas and poor urban areas of low-income and middle-income countries. They are poverty-promoting because of their impact on child health and development, pregnancy, and worker productivity, as well as their stigmatizing features.

All aspects of these diseases are considered, including:

  • Pathogenesis
  • Clinical features
  • Pharmacology and treatment
  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Vector biology
  • Vaccinology and prevention
  • Demographic, ecological and social determinants
  • Public health and policy aspects (including cost-effectiveness analyses)

The journal publishes relevant in vitro and animal studies as well as human investigations.

Publishing frequency: Monthly

Topic Category: 
Infectious Diseases
Author Fee: 
Yes, discounts/waivers may apply to LMIC authors
Open Access: 
Indexed In: 
Google Scholar
Web of Science
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