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  About the Journal

Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine (ISSN 1995-7645 CODEN: APJTB6), a publication of Editorial office of Hainan Medical University,is a peer-reviewed print + online Monthly journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.apjtm.org/. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. 

APJTM aims to provide an academic communicating platform for international physicians, medical scientists, allied health scientists and public health workers, especially those of the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide on tropical medicine, infectious diseases and public health, and to meet the  growing challenges of understanding, preventing and controlling the dramatic global emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases in the Asia-Pacific.

The journal is proud to have an international and diverse editorial board that will assist and facilitate the publication of articles that reflect a global view on tropical medicine, infectious diseases and public health, as well as emphasizing our focus on supporting the needs of public health practitioners. The APJTM will allow us to seek opportunities to work with others who share our aim, and to enhance our work through partnership, and to uphold the standards of our profession and contribute to its advancement.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Exlibris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, TdNet

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  Scope of the journal

APJTM publishes new findings in basic and clinical research on tropical medicine and public health worldwide. It particularly pays attention to tropical disease, such as dengue/dengue hemorrhagic fever, kala azar, anthracia pestis, malaria, cholera, plague, leishmaniasis, tsutsugamushi, schistosomiasis, filariasis, trypanosomatosis, leprosy, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, babesiasis, Lyme disease, avian influenza, enzootic hepatitis, African meningitis, red tide, influenza, tuberculosis, epidemic polyarthritis, Japanese encephalitis, hepatitis and other parasitological diseases and zoonoses, which have repeatedly caused major epidemics regionally. Pharmacological studies, molecular biological studies, biological studies, physiological studies, pathological studies, gene studies on treatment and management for these alarming global emergence and re-emergences of infectious diseases are our focuses, too.

As an international journal, APJTM is distributed worldwide and invites papers from any corner of the world on all areas of tropical medicine and public health, with the following sections: Original articles; Review articles; Mini-reviews of internationally important topics; Short communications; Clinical experiences; Case reports; Letters to the Editor.

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