Dear Colleague:

We are excited to announce PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the first open-access journal that will publish high-quality, peer-reviewed research on all scientific, medical, and public-health aspects of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This journal, published by the Public Library of Science, edited by myself and a distinguished editorial board, will begin receiving submissions in February, so please join us and submit your next research paper.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases will focus on the overlooked diseases that strike millions of people every year in poor countries. We will consider all aspects of the NTDs, including their pathogenesis, clinical features, pharmacology and treatment, diagnosis, epidemiology, vector biology, and vaccinology and prevention. We will also highlight the demographic, ecological, and social determinants, and public-health and policy aspects of these diseases. Please see the description of the journal’s scope for the major NTDs that are within the scope of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

The journal is organized to provide additional support for authors in endemic countries, and we particularly encourage these authors to submit their research to PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

For centuries, the NTDs have been forgotten diseases among forgotten people. We hope that PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, through its open-access format, will help to build health and research capacity in regions where the NTDs are endemic. In promoting science, policy, and advocacy for these diseases of the poor, and giving a voice to the community of physicians and scientists working to control these diseases, we hope to turn back the tide of neglect. Learn more about us on our website, read our author guidelines, send us an e-mail, and join us in our mission.

Warmest regards,

Peter J. Hotez
The George Washington University
Editor-in-Chief

Deputy Editors:
Yasmine Belkaid
Jeff Bethony
Simon Brooker
Charles King
Albert Ko
Alex Loukas
Sara Lustigman
Juerg Utzinger

Associate Editors:
Judith Allen
Zvi Bentwich
Alok Bhattacharya
David Blair
Marleen Boelaert
Maria Elena Bottazzi
Pierre Buffet
Hélène Carabin
Michael Cappello
Edgar Carvalho
John Dalton
Clive Davies
David Diemert
Dirk Engels
Christian Engwerda
Carlos Franco-Paredes
Amadou Garba
Hector H. Garcia
Ricardo E. Gürtler
John Gyapong
Charles Jaffe
Malcolm K. Jones
Jennifer Keiser
Matty Knight
A. Desiree La Beaud
Diane Lockwood
Anuradha Lohia
Hechmi Louzir
Sheila Lukehart
Kirsten E. Lyke
Andrew MacDonald
Elizabeth A. L. Martins
Greg Matlashewski
James McCarthy
Genevieve Milon
Jorge Motta
Dunstan Mukoko
Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu
Mariam Mwanje
Richard Ndyomugyenyi
Rodrigo Correa Oliveira
Sergio Costa Oliveira
Mathieu Picardeau
Giovanna Raso
Julius Schachter
Nilanthi de Silva
Pamela Small
Banchob Sripa
Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté
Melissa K. Van Dyke
Joanne Webster
Maria Yazdanbakhsh
Xiao-Nong Zhou

Editorial Advisors:
Uche Amazigo
Daniel G. Colley
Simon Croft
Pierre Druilhe
Richard Feachem
Alan Fenwick
Victoria Hale
Paul Hunt
Don McManus
David Molyneux
Carlos Morel
G. Richard Olds
Eric A. Ottesen
Frank Richards, Jr.
Laura C. Rodrigues
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Nancy Gore Saravia
Lorenzo Savioli
Ken Stuart
Marcel Tanner
Gary Weil

About PLoS:
The Public Library of Science is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical research a public resource. All works published in PLoS journals are open access, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. Everything is immediately available online without cost to anyone, anywhere—to read, download, redistribute, include in databases, and otherwise use—subject only to the condition that the original authorship is properly attributed. Copyright is retained by the author.

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