Journal of Travel Medicine

Cover image for Vol. 22 Issue 6

Edited By: Eric Caumes

Impact Factor: 1.579

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 65/154 (Medicine General & Internal)

Online ISSN: 1708-8305

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Travel Medicine will consider publication of manuscripts that deal with the broad field of travel medicine and migration health and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. This does not preclude consideration of a complete report that follows publication of preliminary findings elsewhere.


Authors with internet connections should submit manuscripts, including figures and tables, to the JTM submission website ( Loading instructions are given at this site. For assistance, please contact ScholarOne technical support at +1-434-817-2040 x167 or email If you are not able to submit online, please contact the JTM Editorial Office at

Manuscripts should be identified as submissions to one of the following categories:
•    An "original article": title page, a structured abstract (maximum 300 words), text pages (preferably ≤2500 words), references, tables, figure legends, and figures (see Layout for all submissions, below).
•    A "brief communication": no more than 2 printed pages (preferably ≤1200 words) with a nonstructured abstract (maximum 100 words), 15 references, and 2 figures or tables.
•    A "review": title page, a structured abstract (maximum 300 words), text pages (preferably ≤ 3000 words), references, tables, figure legends, and figures.
•    An "editorial": title page, no abstract, text pages of no more than 2 printed pages (preferably ≤1000 words), 15 references, and 1 figure or table.
•    A "correspondence" or a letter, referring to a previously printed contribution.
•    A "perspective": title page, no abstract, text pages of no more than 2 printed pages (preferably ≤1000 words), 10 references, and 1 figure or table.
•    A clinical picture (with brief legend), depicting a classic diagnostic feature of a travel related disease or condition.
•   A travel picture (with a brief travel medicine oriented legend) depicting a classic situation related to travelers’ health and travel locations; authors can also submit a travel picture in relation to the content of their submitted manuscripts; it may be published subject to the amount of space available.

Page Charges
To stimulate authors to write concise articles, a charge of $180 USD per page will be levied by the Editorial Office on all excessively lengthy articles. For original articles 5 pages are free; each additional page or fraction thereof will be charged $180 USD per page. Similarly, for Reviews 6 pages are free, and for Brief Communications and Editorials 2 pages are free.

Layout for all Submissions
Each manuscript should be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document, including all tables on separate pages following the reference list, together with a full list of numbered figure legends. Figures should be submitted as separate documents, each bearing a figure number, and not embedded in Word or PowerPoint.

Create the text, preferably in Times New Roman, 12 pt, on standard size pages, double-spaced throughout with margins of at least 2.5 cm (1 in.). Do not right-justify margins and do not use a hard line return except when ending a paragraph. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the right upper corner, beginning with the title page.

Title Page
On the title page, include the following: the title of the paper; a running title (≤ 69 letters and spaces); the first name, middle initial, and last name and the highest academic rank attained by each author; the name of the department and institution for each author; footnotes indicating the meetings at which the paper has been presented, if any; grants or other financial support, if any; and the name and address of the person to whom correspondences and reprint requests should be addressed.

Abstracts are required for original articles, review articles and brief communications. Original articles and review articles require a structured abstract of 250 to 300 words with the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Brief communications require a nonstructured abstract of 50 words maximum. Use a separate page to provide an abstract.

Usually the text is structured as mentioned under Abstract (see above) for original articles. Whenever research involves human subjects, authors must state in the Methods section that the project had obtained approval from a recognized ethics committee. For other contributions the structure is not regulated, but always keep the text as concise as possible.

All tables and figures must be cited in text and numbered in order of citation.

All references must be cited by number in the text, tables, or figure legends. References should be numbered and typed double-spaced in the order of their occurrence in the manuscript. List all authors when there are four or fewer; otherwise, list the first three followed by “et al.” References to journals should include (in this order) authors’ names with initials, article title, journal name (Index Medicus abbreviations), year, volume number, and inclusive page numbers.

Example: DuPont HL, Ericsson CD. Prevention and treatment of traveler’s diarrhea. N Engl J Med 1993; 328:1821–1827.

References to books should include (in this order) authors’ names with initials, chapter title, editors’ name and initials, book title and edition, city, publisher, year of publication, and inclusive page numbers.

Example: Goepp JG, Hirschhorn B. Fluid therapy of diarrhea. Part I: developing countries. In: Walker WA, Durie PR, Hamilton JR, et al, eds. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, management. Vol 2. Philadelphia: BC Decker, 1991:1561–1566.

Example: Bayless TM, ed. Current therapy in gastroenterology and liver disease. 3rd Ed. Philadelphia: BC Decker, 1990.

The author is responsible for the accuracy of the references. Manuscripts accepted but not yet published should be designated “in press.” Unpublished information in manuscripts submitted for publication should be cited in the text (not on the reference list) by name(s) of author(s) and “personal communication” and should include the date of the communication.

Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word, not as images. They should be double-spaced, each on a separate page, including a brief title and all headings in place, and be placed at the end of the manuscript, following the reference list.

Figures should be provided in black and white. Existing figures must NOT be embedded in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint as quality and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Existing line drawings should be saved in grayscale as TIF, JPG, or EPS files at 600 dpi at 13 cm (5 in.) in width (flow charts must not exceed 18 cm [7 in.] in width). Each figure should bear a figure number corresponding to a legend listed in the manuscript. Include the original magnification of photomicrographs, and identify stains used in preparations.

Travel pictures
Photographs of situations related to travelers' health, travel locations or a submitted MS may be submitted; photographs will usually be published in black and white, and exceptionally in color. Photographs should be saved in grayscale as TIF files at 300 dpi at about 13 cm (5 in.) in width. It is advisable to send the original image (i.e., an untouched digital image from a camera). When in doubt, send hard copies for scanning.

Supporting information
Supporting Information can be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information with the online version of an article. Examples of Supporting Information include additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Supporting Information should be cited within the article text, and a descriptive legend should be included. It is published as supplied by the author, and a proof is not made available prior to publication; for these reasons, authors should provide any Supporting Information in the desired final format. For further information on recommended file types and requirements for submission, please visit:


Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to republish figures, tables, or other previously published material used in their articles, and copies of the approved permission forms must be submitted with the articles. A signed consent form must accompany all photographs of identifiable patients, or, alternatively, the author must block out the eyes in such a way as to make the patient unrecognizable, unless the clinical presentation involves the eye area..


A cover letter should include the following:
•    Identification of one person (with address, e-mail address, telephone, and fax number) as corresponding author, who is responsible for all communication.
•    A statement that the manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors, who accept full responsibility for the content. It should also indicate that the authors had full access to the data and their analysis, as well as drafting the article or editing an author’s draft.
•    Disclosure by the corresponding author of sponsorship of the performed research. Such information will not be released to reviewers or influence the editorial decision.
•    Proof submitted by the corresponding author of registration in a public trials registry as requested by the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors. (See for background information.) This policy apply to any clinical trials starting enrollment after July 1, 2005. (See and for information about an established registry and how to register a trial.)

All authors will be requested to sign individual and detailed declarations on possible conflicts of interest (COIDs). The corresponding author will be sent the COID form and he/she will be responsible for sending this to each co-author. All completed declarations should be forwarded to the editorial office.


Manuscripts will be reviewed by the editor and sent to at least two outside reviewers. All manuscripts and letters are subject to editing before publication. Authors are responsible for reviewing the copyedited manuscript and providing answers to author queries and for proofreading the final typeset version sent as a pdf. A Reprint Order form with current rates will be e-mailed to the corresponding author along with the pdf page proofs.

Fast Track can be requested upon submission of a manuscript but will only be granted by the Editor-in-Chief for manuscripts whose content is of exceptional importance and when urgent dissemination of the information to the JTM readership is deemed a high priority. After review by the Editorial Office within two weeks of submission and receipt of any required revisions from the author, the manuscript will be e-published within 40 days and appear in the next JTM issue to be published.

Reprints in quantities of 100 or more may be ordered from The Sheridan Press, Reprint Department, 450 Fame Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331; tel: (717) 632–3535.


Once your paper is accepted and goes into production, 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 below: CTA Terms and Conditions

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 certain funders [e.g.The Wellcome Trust, members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK), or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)], you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying your funder requirements . For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

For The Wellcome Trust, RCUK, FWF authors, click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license:
Creative Commons Attribution License OAA


OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive.

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