International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

The IJTLD is the official publication of The Union, and the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to lung health worldwide.

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The latest peer-reviewed articles on TB and HIV; respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD; and the hazards of tobacco and air pollution. Recent coverage has expended to include COVID-19 and the interplay between TB-COVID-19 and other co-morbidities.

In 2021, we will launch the first of a new series – The IJTLD Clinical Standards for Lung Health - written by a global authorship of experts for each area of lung health.

Individuals and institutes can subscribe to the IJTLD online or in print – see our Subscription information or e-mail us at for details.

Access to the Journal

Because many authors do not have funding for Open Access, the IJTLD is a hybrid journal (i.e., a subscription-based journal that offers an OA option for authors with funds available).

A subscription provides immediate access to Editorials, Original Articles, State of the Art Reviews, Letters and Correspondence on clinical and biological aspects of lung disease and lung health,

Individuals and Institutes can subscribe to the IJTLD online or in print (see link for details below).

Union members can get support with access – please contact Union Membership.

Information for Authors

The IJTLD is the reference for clinical research and epidemiological studies on lung health worldwide, including articles on TB, TB-HIV and respiratory diseases such as COVID-19, asthma, COPD, child lung health and the hazards of tobacco and air pollution.

There are no fees for publishing in IJTLD, but authors can choose to pay for articles to be Open Access - see our Journal Publication Charges

Advertising and Sponsorship opportunities

Advertising or sponsoring content is an effective means of reaching clinicians, researchers, health workers, decision makers and students.

Sponsors can support the creation of a Collection or a Supplement on a relevant topic of interest, either in print or a digital collection of articles, for elevated visibility of your products and services.

Other opportunities include being involved in the creation of informative PostersInfographics, or scientific Animations to clarify relevant biological processes. 

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Call for papers on COVID-19

The IJTLD welcomes submissions on COVID-19 and we fast-track articles on topical issues, including the potential impact on TB services and articles that improve our understanding of the role that other risk factors – including diabetes, obesity, smoking, air quality, asthma and COPD – have on the impact of COVID-19.

IJTLD Fast-Track Articles

In order to share scientific research of immediate concern as rapidly as possible, The Union is fast-tracking the publication of certain accepted articles from the IJTLD and publishing them in full on our website, prior to their publication in the Journal. Read fast-track articles:

Other versions of the journal

The IJTLD has been published in several languages, and publishes the Union World Conference abstract book each year.


For all IJTLD enquiries, please contact the IJTLD Editorial Office