New journal on infectious diseases of poverty celebrates one year anniversary
The journal of Infectious Diseases of Poverty that developed as a response to TDR’s Global report on research for infectious diseases of poverty is celebrating one year of publication as an online open access journal. During this time, 37 articles covering topics such as health systems, co-infections, and surveillance and response were published.
“Our niche is focusing on the neglected areas of infectious diseases that impact poor populations,” says the journal’s editor-in-chief, Professor Xiao-Nong Zhou. “There’s a real need to provide opportunities for more voices from disease endemic countries and more transdisciplinary approaches to research.”
"There’s a need to provide opportunities
for more voices from disease endemic countries and more transdisciplinary approaches to research."
Xiao-Nong Zhou, Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Submissions have come from 38 different countries, mostly low- and middle-income countries where researchers value the opportunity to have their work published on issues that face such large numbers but often do not get covered elsewhere. Traffic to the journal is growing, with an average of over 2 000 visits a month, and up to 10 000 visits for one top article.
Articles on transdisciplinary issues have attracted a lot of interest, so the editors are planning a themed issue on the topic of one health as well as another issue on ecohealth.
Authors of accepted submissions do not need to pay an article processing fee, which is covered by the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases in the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, where Professor Zhou is based. The journal is published by BioMed Central, which manages 257 peer-reviewed open access journals.
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