The Union's new Open Access journal

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Aims and scope

IJTLD OPEN (ISSN: 3005-7590) is open access and fully compliant with Plan S.

Articles submitted to IJTLD OPEN are evaluated solely on scientific merit. IJTLD OPEN has the same values as the IJTLD, with an identical Editorial Board, peer review process and acceptance criteria.

We publish high impact research for the continuing education of academics, clinicians and other health personnel working on respiratory diseases and lung health. Our scope includes translational, clinical, epidemiological and programmatic research to find health solutions for these conditions, including the development of vaccines, diagnostics and medicines for the prevention, management and control of TB and other areas of lung health such as asthma, bronchiectasis, COVID-19, COPD and the hazards of tobacco and air pollution.

Author information

Authors for both IJTLD and IJTLD OPEN should submit their manuscripts via the same portal and manuscripts will be evaluated solely on scientific merit. Go to Manuscript Central at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijtld

Before submission, authors should refer to the Instructions for Authors and our Policy Guidelines to check that they have complied with our requirements – see links below:

Call for papers

We invite authors with OA funding to submit their papers (including Editorials, Original Articles, Letters and Case Series) to IJTLD OPEN.

We welcome submissions on the development of vaccines, diagnostics and medicines for the prevention, management and control of TB and all other respiratory diseases.

This includes basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological and programmatic research relevant to the Union’s mission to find health solutions for these conditions.

For all queries please e-mail the Editorial Office


Supplements and article series are a highly-effective way of highlighting a specific topic to researchers, clinicians and decision makers in respiratory health.

Being an Open Access journal, IJTLD OPEN has no barriers to access and can reach readers in health centres, medical, university and pharmaceutical institutes, along with civil society, patients and carers.

All content will be freely available on Ingenta.com and we will have regular mailings to highlight the latest sponsored content.

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, IJTLD OPEN and PHA and publishing them in full on our website, prior to their publication in the Journals. Read fast-track articles: