Sobre a Revista


Scope and policy

The Revista de Patologia Tropical/Journal of Tropical Pathology aims to spread knowledge in the field of transmissible disease agents and vectors in living beings and their public health consequences. In order to do so, this journal accepts original articles, communications (notes), case reports, updates and reviews, both in human, animal or plant, on topics of interest to the Tropical Pathology and Public Health areas written in English.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, as long as the source is cited. There are no article processing charges.

Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and are published only if they are accepted. The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the author and do not reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board. Authors should disclose any conflict of financial, personal or other relationships with people or organizations that could inappropriately influence the manuscript or be understood as such. In order to avoid malpractice and following international recommendations on plagiarism, articles may be submitted to a plagiarism editor for verification through a plagiarism detector software.

The manuscript submission must be accompanied by a letter signed by all authors stating their full name and email address, confirming that the manuscript or part of it has not been published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere (check copyright agreement form). Please submit, with the manuscript, the names and e-mail addresses of 3 potential referees. Note that the Editors retain the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers will be consulted.

Research involving humans or animals require a prior approval from the corresponding Ethics Committee.


Peer review process

All manuscripts submitted to The Revista de Patologia Tropical/Journal of Tropical Pathology will pass through a peer review, fair, unbiased, and timely process. This journal operates a double blind review process. Every manuscript is evaluated by at least two external independent reviewers. If necessary, the editor will seek a third reviewer opinion. The reviewers are chosen base on their expertise. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of submitted manuscripts.


Publication schedule

The Revista de Patologia Tropical/Journal of Tropical Pathology is published quarterly within a year.