About the Journal

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

Impact Factor 2016: 2.468

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.


The official journal of the Union has known a number of faces. The original journal, founded with the organisation in 1920, was known as the Bulletin of the International Union Against Tuberculosis (IUAT), which changed its name to the Bulletin of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD) in 1986, with the organisation’s move to include non-tuberculous lung disease in its mandate. In 1992 the Bulletin merged with its UK-based affiliate Tubercle to become Tubercle and Lung Disease, which finally returned to Union ownership in 1997 as the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD). The IJTLD is now in its 21st volume. 

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).

The current incumbents are Peter Davies, MD, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, and Kathy DeRiemer, PhD, MS, MPH, University of California, Davis, CA, USA, who are responsible for tuberculosis-related content, and Guy Marks, MBBS, PhD, of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia, who is responsible for articles on lung disease.