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Aims and scope

Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines is an open access journal that considers basic, translational and applied research, as well as reviews and commentary, related to the prevention and management of healthcare and diseases in international travelers. Given the changes in demographic trends of travelers globally, as well as the epidemiological transitions which many countries are experiencing, the journal considers non-infectious problems including chronic disease among target populations of interest as well as infectious diseases.

Featured review: Preventing travel-related illness in elderly tourists

Lee et al. provide guidelines for pre-travel counseling, immunization, and pharmacology concerns unique to elderly patients seeking care in a travel clinic setting.

Dr. Mark Riddle (1)

Dr Mark Riddle

Dr Riddle is a Commander in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy, is board certified in General Public Health & Preventive Medicine, and maintains an active clinical travel medicine practice. He specializes in vaccine and drug development, acute travel health issues, chronic consequences of acute infectious disease, vaccine health economics and market assessment. He also serves as an associate editor of BMC Gastroenterology, and on the Research Review Committees for both the International Society of Travel Medicine and the American College of Gastroenterology. Dr Riddle is the co-author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and two book chapters on travelers’ diarrhea.

Dr Riddle's serves as Editor-in-Chief in a capacity outside of his duty as a US Government employee. As such the content, views and opinions represented in the journal do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, nor the U.S. Government.


2017 Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    108 days from submission to first decision
    158 days from submission to acceptance
    13 days from acceptance to publication

    99 Altmetric Mentions