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Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine

ISSN: 1179-7282

The following Article Collection/ Thematic Series is currently open for submissions:

Chagas disease: transmission and treatment

Dove Medical Press is pleased to invite you to submit your research to an upcoming Thematic Series on "Chagas disease: transmission and treatment", edited by Editor-in-Chief Dr Mario Rodriguez-Perez in Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine.

Upon submission, please use the promo code NGEUC for 20% off the advertised article processing charge and to indicate that your manuscript will be considered for the Thematic Series of "Chagas disease: transmission and treatment". The deadline for manuscripts is the 1st of October 2023.

For any enquiries, please email Darcy Hodge, Commissioning Editor at [email protected]

About the Thematic Series

Chagas disease is a neglected tropical disease that continues to sweep across endemic areas, typically unnoticed. The asymptomatic nature of the disease can leave diagnosis rates low globally until individuals affected present with symptoms. As a consequence of this there are 6–7 million infections annually, with 10,000 deaths from the disease.

How do we tackle the ongoing Trypanosoma cruzi infections and the subsequent symptoms? As part of this, research must determine the susceptibility to Trypanosoma cruzi amastigotes, including the heterogeneity resistance and receptor antagonists that affect the likelihood of infection.

As researchers convene to develop a vaccine for Chagas disease, we hope to encourage publications that will lessen the "neglected" aspect of this tropical disease. Moreover, improving the understanding of the latent and chronic stages of the infection can pave the way to drug development, including practical molecular and chemotherapy-based techniques. Through this the disease may become treatable and preventable in the regions affected.

The journal is seeking original submissions and review articles on the following topics related to Chagas disease:
• Treatment of the chronic phase
• Efficacy of current drug treatments
• Molecular and chemotherapy-based techniques
• Susceptibility to Trypanosoma cruzi amastigotes
• Metabolic heterogeneity resistance Chagas disease development
• Receptor antagonists for Chagas disease
• Chagas disease vaccine development and potential side effects
• Challenges in understanding immunity correlates
• Transmission rates through intra-domiciliary, active, transplacental and vectorial transmission
• Vector control
• Sentinel animals in the epidemiology of Chagas disease
• Eco-epidemiology of Chagas disease

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Editor-in-Chief: Dr Rodriguez-Perez

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What is the advantage to you of publishing in Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine?

  • It is an open access journal which means that your paper is available to anyone in the world to download for free directly from the Dove website.
  • Although Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine receives many papers, unlike most traditional journals, your paper will not be rejected due to lack of space. We are an electronic journal and there are no limits on the number or size of the papers we can publish.
  • The time from submission to a decision being made on a paper can, in many journals, take some months and this is very frustrating for authors. Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine has a quicker turnaround time than this. Generally peer review is complete within 3-4 weeks and the editor’s decision within 2-14 days of this. It is therefore very rare to have to wait more than 6 weeks for first editorial decision.
  • Many authors have found that our peer reviewer’s comments substantially add to their final papers.

To recover our editorial and production costs and continue to provide our content at no cost to readers we charge authors or their institution an article publishing charge.

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Yours sincerely
Dr Rodriguez-Perez
Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine

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