The aim of the Journal is to provide a venue for disseminating and sharing scientific information related to tropical medicine and public health/public health issues in the tropics. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health invites submission of manuscripts in the areas of tropical medicine and public health. We welcome various types of manuscripts, original research, review, case report, research note and others. As a general guide, manuscripts will be considered for publication if they contribute significantly contribute new findings to the previously mentioned areas.
Manuscripts that conform to the Journal’s scope and format will go through plagiarism check and double blinded peer review process. A submitted manuscript could be “rejected”, subject to “major revisions” or “minor revisions”, or “accepted as is”. Should a manuscript require “major revisions”, the author(s) must revise the manuscript accordingly and resubmit within 60 days after the notification. Otherwise, the manuscript will be automatically withdrawn and the author(s) is/are subject to pay a withdrawal fee of US$100. Any manuscript that requires “minor revisions”, a revision period of 30 days is applied. A manuscript is subject to be withdrawn if the revision period exceeds 30 days and the withdrawal fee is also applied. Accepted manuscripts will go for graphic design/page layout. After which, an acceptance letter along with an invoice for article processing charge (APC) of USD1,350 will be issued. After receiving the APC, a galley proof version will be sent to the author for approval.
The process for handling cases requiring corrections, retractions, and editorial expressions of concern
As previously mentioned in Editorial Policy, in the case that the manuscript needs “major revision”, the author(s) must revise the manuscript accordingly and resubmit within 60 days after the notification, otherwise the manuscript will be automatically withdrawn and the author(s) is/are subject to pay withdrawal fee of USD100. As for the manuscript with “minor revision”, the revision period of 30 days is applied. The manuscript is subject to be withdrawn if the revision period exceeds 30 days and the withdrawal fee is also applied. In addition to the research misconduct and the quality of data which are major editorial expressions of concern, the Journal Editor determines whether the manuscripts confine with the scope of the Journal and whether the author(s) follow(s) the author guidelines on the journal's website including citation and referencing format.
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The Journal’s policy for informed patient consent for case reports and similar article follows the publication ethics set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and ICMJE recommendations. Written descriptions, photographs and pedigrees that lead to patient identification should be avoided unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patients or legal guardian has given written informed consent for publication. Identifying details should be omitted unless it is necessary. However, patient data should never be altered or falsified to attain anonymity. A statement addressing informed patient consent must be included as a part of the manuscript.