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 tuberculosis, COVID-19, TB-HIV, asthma, acute respiratory infection, COPD, child lung health and the hazards of tobacco and pollution, and much more.

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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.

Call for papers in IJTLD on COVID-19

The IJTLD welcomes submissions on COVID-19 and fast-track articles on topical issues, including the potential impact on TB services.

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:

Urgent call for continuity of TB services during the COVID-19 pandemic in China

Published on 16 November 2020

Our survey revealed that COVID-19 led to a significant disruption in TB diagnosis and care at major hospitals throughout China. We urgently call for additional investment directed toward improving the availability of diagnostics and therapeutics such that equitable access to care can be maintained during times of crisis.

Advertising in the IJTLD

Advertising in the IJTLD is an excellent means to reach the physicians, health workers, researchers, decision makers, professors and students interested in tuberculosis, lung health and HIV. 

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