1921

Journal Facts

Impact factor: 2016 impact factor is 2.549. 

Manuscripts and number of pages published: Over 500 articles and 3,000 pages are published every year. 

Submissions: Over 1,000 submissions each year, mostly unsolicited, with 2/3 from outside the US.

Turnaround time: Average time between submission and first decision is 40 days.

Frequency: Monthly, with articles online ahead of print on a weekly basis.

Circulation: Spans six continents with an average of 65,000+ monthly website visits.

Description

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, established in 1921, is published monthly by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. It is among the top-ranked tropical medicine journals in the world publishing original scientific articles and the latest science covering new research with an emphasis on population, clinical and laboratory science and the application of technology in the fields of tropical medicine, parasitology, immunology, infectious diseases, epidemiology, basic and molecular biology, virology and international medicine.

The Journal publishes unsolicited peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, short reports, images in Clinical Tropical Medicine, case studies, reports on the efficacy of new drugs and methods of treatment, prevention and control methodologies,new testing methods and equipment, book reports and Letters to the Editor. Topics range from applied epidemiology in such relevant areas as AIDS to the molecular biology of vaccine development.

The Journal is of interest to epidemiologists, parasitologists, virologists, clinicians, entomologists and public health officials who are concerned with health issues of the tropics, developing nations and emerging infectious diseases. Major granting institutions including philanthropic and governmental institutions active in the public health field, and medical and scientific libraries throughout the world purchase the Journal.

Two or more supplements to the Journal on topics of special interest are published annually. These supplements represent comprehensive and multidisciplinary discussions of issues of concern to tropical disease specialists and health issues of developing countries    

History

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine was published by the American Society of Tropical Medicine (ASTM) beginning in 1921. Thirty years later, the ASTM merged with the National Malaria Society (NMS) and the two organizations together became what is now known as the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). In 1952 they published Volume 1 of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH). The archived journals of the National Malaria Society can be found here.

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