About the Journal

ijtld-homeISSN 1027-3719 (Print) e-ISSN 1815-7920 (Online)

Impact Factor [2018]: 2.0

The IJTLD is the reference for clinical research and epidemiological studies on tuberculosis. It is also the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to lung health worldwide, including articles on TB-HIV and non tuberculosis related respiratory diseases such as asthma, acute respiratory infection, COPD, child lung health and the hazards of tobacco and pollution - all topics that reflect the wide scope of the activities of The Union and its members. The IJTLD is printed on acid-free paper and in electronic format.

Past Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of The Union have been Annik Rouillon, MD (France) (1966-1990), Jacques Chrétien, MD† (France) (1991-1994), Michael Iseman, MD (USA) (1995-2002); Nulda Beyers, MD (South Africa), EIC TB and Moira Chan-Yeung, MD (Hong Kong SAR, China), EIC LD (2003-2010); Donald Enarson, MD (Canada), EIC LD (2011); and Wing-Wai Yew, MD (China) and Martien Borgdorff, MD (The Netherlands), EICs TB, (2011-2015), Guy Marks (Australia).

The current incumbents are Peter Davies, Prof. Giovanni Battista Migliori and Dr. Chi Chiu Leung.

Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is owned and published by The Union. The IJTLD's main aim is the continuing education of physicians and other health personnel, and the dissemination of the most up-to-date information in the field of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases. It publishes original articles and commissioned reviews not only on the clinical and biological aspects of pneumology, but also - and more importantly - on community aspects.

With its emphasis on lung health in developing countries, the IJTLD encourages submissions that incorporate:

  • fundamental research,
  • the elaboration, implementation and assessment of field projects, and
  • action programmes for tuberculosis control and the promotion of lung health.

The IJTLD welcomes articles on all aspects of lung health, including public health related issues such as training programmes, cost-benefit analysis, legislation, epidemiology, intervention studies and health systems research.

Science citation index rating

The Impact Factor 2018 is 2.0.

Indexing and Abstracting Services

The Journal is indexed and/or abstracted in the following media: Index Medicus/Medline, Medlars, Excerpta Medica/EMBASE, SciSearch®, Medical Documentation Service®, ISI Alerting Services, Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine, the Science Citation Index®, the SIIC databases, CLOCKSS and LOCKSS.

The IJTLD is printed on acid-free paper and in electronic format.

Other Information

  • Frequency: monthly
  • Circulation: 900 print, 3000 online worldwide
  • ISSN: print version 1027-3719; online version 1815-7920
  • Excess page charge: 200 € per page (over 6 pp for original articles, 10 pp for reviews)
  • Online supplementary material: 100 € charge – unlimited length
  • Permission requests: Please contact Managing Editor, IJTLD Editorial Office
  • Open Access: all Open Access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.