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About Infectious Diseases of Poverty

This page includes information about the aims and scope of Infectious Diseases of Poverty, editorial policies, open access and article-processing charges, the peer review process and other information. For details of how to prepare and submit a manuscript through the online submission system, please see the instructions for authors.

Aims & scope

Infectious Diseases of Poverty is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing topic areas and methods that address essential public health questions relating to infectious diseases of poverty. These include various aspects of the biology of pathogens and vectors, diagnosis and detection, treatment and case management, epidemiology and modeling, zoonotic hosts and animal reservoirs, control strategies and implementation, new technologies and application. Transdisciplinary or multisectoral effects on health systems, ecohealth, environmental management, and innovative technology are also considered.

Infectious Diseases of Poverty aims to identify and assess research and information gaps that hinder progress towards new interventions for a particular public health problem in the developing world, moreover, to provide a platform for discussion of the issues raised, in order to advance research and evidence building for improved public health interventions in poor settings.

Open access

All articles published by Infectious Diseases of Poverty 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.

Authors of articles published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement.

For authors 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.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Infectious Diseases of Poverty are fully covered by the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention for submissions before 31st Dec 2014. Authors will need to pay part of the article-processing charge for submissions from 1st Jan 2015.

Indexing services

All articles published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty are included in:

  • DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • OAIster
  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • Scopus
  • SOCOLAR
  • Zetoc

The full text of all research articles is deposited in digital archives including e-Depot (The Netherlands).

The full text of all research articles published by BioMed Central is also available on SpringerLink.

BioMed Central is working closely with Thomson Reuters (ISI) to ensure that citation analysis of articles published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty will be available.

Publication and peer review process

Infectious Diseases of Poverty welcomes:

  • Scoping review: reports providing an authoritative review on a precise question. Specifically, highlighting the available research data that may have potential to lead to innovation and knowledge application in public health; also any information gaps that may prevent progress towards effective intervention.
  • Research: reports of data from original research and clinical trial outcomes.
  • Case studies: reports of clinical cases that can be educational, describe a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or present an important adverse reaction.
  • Opinions: short, focused articles of opinions or reports on any subject within the journal's scope. They focus on specific issues and are about 800 words.
  • Short report: reports which may extend previously published research including additional controls and confirmatory results.

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed by more than two internationally recognized experts in the field of infectious diseases of poverty. Final decisions will be made by the Editors-in-Chief.

Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into My Infectious Diseases of Poverty, a personalized section of the site.

Reprints

High-quality, bound reprints can be purchased for all articles published. Please see our reprints website for further information about ordering reprints.

Supplements

Infectious Diseases of Poverty will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online and can also be produced in print. For further information, please contact us.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Infectious Diseases of Poverty should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.

Citing articles in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Articles in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 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. Infect Dis Poverty [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. Infect Dis Poverty 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Why publish your article in Infectious Diseases of Poverty?

High visibility

Infectious Diseases of Poverty's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. Articles that have been especially highly accessed are highlighted with a 'Highly accessed' graphic, which appears on the journal's contents pages and search results.

Speed of publication

Infectious Diseases of Poverty 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; the article will then be available through Infectious Diseases of Poverty and BioMed Central.

Flexibility

Online publication in Infectious Diseases of Poverty gives authors 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 Infectious Diseases of Poverty are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be included in abstract books mailed to academics and are highlighted on Infectious Diseases of Poverty's pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.

In addition, articles published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 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 Infectious Diseases of Poverty. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.

Authors of articles published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the BioMed Central copyright policy and license agreement).

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