HIV Medicine

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Edited By: Brian Gazzard and Jens Lundgren

Impact Factor: 3.257

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 26/84 (Infectious Diseases)

Online ISSN: 1468-1293

Author Guidelines

Electronic submission of manuscripts

Authors should submit manuscripts electronically via The review process will be entirely web-based to facilitate faster reviewing. Manuscripts should be submitted as a rich text (RTF format) or Word document, and any figures submitted as JPEG, GIF, TIF or EPS files.

During the online submission process, the submitting author will be required to state on behalf of all the authors that the work has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. It will also be necessary to state that the work meets all relevant ethical guidelines and legal requirements. All submitted manuscripts will be acknowledged by the Editor. All accepted papers become the copyright of the British HIV Association. The Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and abides by its principles.

For further instructions on electronic submission of manuscripts, please contact: The Editor (HIV Medicine) at

HIV Medicine requires the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript.

Fast-track procedure

Exceptionally, and for manuscripts of particular merit or urgency, the Editorial Board will consider an accelerated review process. Please email the Editor at if you wish your manuscript to be considered for the fast-track procedure.

Copyright Transfer Agreement
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license: Creative Commons Attribution License OAA. To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

Manuscript style

During submission it is necessary to designate the manuscript Original Article, Review, Short Report or Letter. (Please note that case reports are not accepted.) 

An Original Article or Review has an Abstract, main text up to 3,500 words, a maximum of six tables or figures and 20–50 references.

A Short Report would typically have an Abstract, main text up to 2,000 words, a maximum of two tables or figures and up to 20 references.

A Letter would typically be up to 500 words, optionally one table or figure and up to five references.

The Abstract, of up to 250 words, should be divided into sections entitled Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions. It should describe the content of the paper and the important conclusions accurately, couched in terms which will be understood by the majority of readers of the Journal. The Abstract is entered separately in the submission process, but should also be prepended to the main article.

Longer articles may be accepted at the discretion of the Editor. Purely basic science papers are considered outside the scope of the journal.

Original Articles and Reviews should comprise the following sections:

Title page

This should contain a concise article title, a shortened version (no more than 50 characters including spaces) for the running head, initials and surnames of the authors, their affiliations, and the full postal address, fax and telephone number, and e-mail address of an author to whom correspondence can be addressed. A list of key words (maximum five please) is required as part of the submission.

Main text

This should start on a new page, and include Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion sections. The suggested points of insertion for illustrations should be indicated. Authors should avoid abbreviations (except those commonly understood), long sentences, and many juxtaposed numbers in sentences.


These should be in the Vancouver style, i.e. numbered throughout the text in consecutive order using Arabic numerals in parentheses. The references should be listed in numerical order at the end of the paper using the following styles. List all authors when six or fewer and list the first three followed by et al. when there are more than six. Unpublished work should only be cited in the text. Only references genuinely in press should be listed in the reference list. We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

Examples of references:

1. Vanderpump MPJ. The epidemiology of thyroid disease. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. Werner and Ingbar’s the Thyroid: A Fundamental and Clinical Text. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005.
2. Benhamou Y, Fleury H, Trimoulet P et al. Anti-hepatitis B virus efficacy of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in HIV-infected patients. Hepatology 2006; 43: 548–555.
3. Meduri GU, Stein DS. Pulmonary manifestations of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Clin Infect Dis 1992; 14: 98–113.
4. Maggi PPG, Panebianco A, D’Eramo C et al. Hyperomocysteinemia in HIV-1-positive patients: the role of antiretroviral therapy. 16th International AIDS Conference. Toronto, Canada, August 2006.

Tables, Figures and Illustrations

Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals with a fully informative caption as a heading. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Electronic tables should be provided in an editable format (.rtf or .doc). All illustrations (including photographs) are classified as figures and should be numbered consecutively.

Authors should submit artwork electronically. Photographs should be saved at 300 d.p.i. in TIF format, or in JPG format with low compression. Line figures should preferably be submitted in vector graphics format, and either embedded as such in a Word document or saved in EPS format. If this is not possible, they should be saved separately as pixel-based graphics at 600 d.p.i. (at the required print size) and saved in TIF (not JPG) format, or embedded as such in a Word document. Combination figures (e.g. with photographic and line/text content) should be prepared as for line figures.

Note: Authors will have to pay the full cost of any colour reproduction of figures. Please complete the Colour Work Agreement Form and send it to the production editor at


These should be brief and must include references to sources of financial and logistical support.


Measurements must be in SI units and authors should use solidus, e.g. mg/h. Units, Symbols and Abbreviations (Royal Society of Medicine, 1988) is a useful guide.


It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain and provide proof of permission to reproduce previously published material.

Page proofs

These must be returned to the Production Editor within 3 days of receipt. Only typographical errors and other essential small changes can be made at this stage. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.


Free access to the final PDF offprint or your article will be available via author services only. Therefore, please sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Additional paper offprints may be purchased according to the scale of charges provided.

Cost of colour reproduction of artwork

It is the policy of HIV Medicine for authors to pay the full cost for the reproduction of their colour artwork. Therefore, please note that if there is colour artwork in your manuscript when it is accepted for publication, Wiley-Blackwell require you to complete and return a colour work agreement form before your paper can be published. This form can be downloaded as a PDF* from the internet. If you are unable to access the internet, or are unable to download the form, please contact the Production Editor, and they will be able to email or fax a form to you.

Once completed, please return the form to:

Customer Services (OPI)
John Wiley & Sons Ltd, European Distribution Centre
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Any article received by the Publisher with colour work will not be published until the form has been submitted.

* To read PDF files, you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you do not have this program, it is available as a free download from the following web address:
Authors are encouraged to visit the Wiley-Blackwell website for authors which details further information on the preparation and submission of articles and figures and gives access to the Wiley-Blackwell house style guide:

Online production tracking is now available for your article through our Author Services.

Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission, and more.