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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases  
Publication details
Publication history
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution 2.5
Standard abbreviations
PLOS Negl. Trop. Dis.
ISSN1935-2727 (print)
1935-2735 (web)
OCLC no.77500770

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal devoted to the study of neglected tropical diseases, including helminth, bacterial, viral, protozoan, and fungal infections endemic to tropical regions.[1] PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is abstracted and indexed in PubMed and the Web of Science. It is the seventh and youngest member of the Public Library of Science family of open access journals.

Established in 2007 by founding editor Peter Hotez, with US$1.1 million in grant support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases was created to be "both catalytic and transformative in promoting science, policy, and advocacy for these diseases of the poor."[2][3]

As with all journals of the Public Library of Science, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is financed by charging authors a publication fee, while advertising from companies that sell drugs or medical devices are not accepted.[3] As of July 2008 the journal charges authors US$2,200 to publish an article. It will waive the fee for authors who do not have the funds.[4] The usage and reproduction of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases articles are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution License, version 2.5.[5]


  1. ^ PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal Scope,, Retrieved 12 July 2008.
  2. ^ Gates Foundation Commits Nearly $70 Million to Help Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases Archived 28 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine., Gates Foundation Press Release, 14 September 2006.
  3. ^ a b McNeil, D.G., Jr. (6 November 2007) Shining Light on Diseases Often in the Shadows, The New York Times.
  4. ^ PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal Information,, Retrieved 12 July 2008.
  5. ^ Creative Commons Attribution License, version 2.5. (1999-02-22). Retrieved on 2013-06-20.

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