About this Journal

Aims and scope

Transboundary and Emerging Diseases brings together original research and review articles on infectious diseases considered to hold the greatest economic threat to animals and humans worldwide. The journal provides a venue for global research on their diagnosis, prevention and management, and for papers on public health, pathogenesis, epidemiology, statistical modeling, diagnostics, biosecurity issues, genomics, vaccine development and rapid communication of new outbreaks.

Submissions should include timely research approaches using state-of-the-art technologies. The editors encourage papers adopting a science-based approach on socio-economic and environmental factors influencing the management of the bio-security threat posed by these diseases, including risk analysis and disease spread modeling. Preference will be given to research focusing on novel science-based approaches to controlling transboundary and emerging diseases.

The following topics are generally considered out of scope, but decisions are made on a case-by-case basis (for example, studies on cryptic wildlife populations, and those on potential species extinctions):

  1. Pathogen discovery: a common pathogen newly recognised in a specific country, or a new pathogen or genetic sequence for which there is little context about — or insights regarding — its emergence or spread.
  2. Prevalence estimation surveys and risk factor studies based on survey (rather than longitudinal) methodology, except when such studies are unique.
  3. Diagnostic test development if not accompanied by robust sensitivity and specificity estimation from field studies.
  4. Studies focused only on laboratory methods in which relevance to disease emergence and spread is not obvious or can not be inferred (“pure research” type studies).
  5. Narrative literature reviews which do not generate new knowledge. Systematic and scoping reviews, and meta-analyses are within scope.

    Bibliographic information

    ISSN: 1865-1674 (Print) 

    ISSN: 1865-1682 (Online) 

    DOI: 10.1155/tbed

      Abstracting and Indexing


      The journal's articles appear in a wide range of abstracting and indexing databases, and are covered by numerous other services, as given in the full list below. The following link provides more information about Wiley's approach to making articles more discoverable.

      Full list of databases and services

      • Abstracts on Hygiene & Communicable Diseases (CABI)
      • Academic Search (EBSCO Publishing)
      • Academic Search Alumni Edition (EBSCO Publishing)
      • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO Publishing)
      • AgBiotech News & Information (CABI)
      • AgBiotechNet (CABI)
      • AGRICOLA Database (National Agricultural Library)
      • Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (ProQuest)
      • Agricultural Engineering Abstracts (CABI)
      • Animal Breeding Abstracts (CABI)
      • Biocontrol News & Information (CABI)
      • Biological Abstracts (Clarivate Analytics)
      • Biological Science Database (ProQuest)
      • BIOSIS Previews (Clarivate Analytics)
      • CAB Abstracts® (CABI)
      • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (ACS)
      • CAS PubScholar
      • Current Contents: Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences (Clarivate Analytics)
      • Dairy Science Abstracts (CABI)
      • Global Health (CABI)
      • Grasslands & Forage Abstracts (CABI)
      • Helminthological Abstracts (CABI)
      • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics)
      • MEDLINE/PubMed (NLM)
      • Natural Science Collection (ProQuest)
      • Nutrition Abstracts & Reviews Series B: Livestock Feeds & Feeding (CABI)
      • Pig News & Information (CABI)
      • Poultry Abstracts (CABI)
      • ProQuest Central (ProQuest)
      • ProQuest Central K-535
      • Protozoological Abstracts (CABI)
      • Research Library (ProQuest)
      • Research Library Prep (ProQuest)
      • Review of Agricultural Entomology (CABI)
      • Review of Medical & Veterinary Entomology (CABI)
      • Review of Medical & Veterinary Mycology (CABI)
      • Rural Development Abstracts (CABI)
      • Science Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
      • Science Citation Index Expanded (Clarivate Analytics)
      • SciTech Premium Collection (ProQuest)
      • Soils & Fertilizers Abstracts (CABI)
      • Tropical Diseases Bulletin (CABI)
      • Veterinary Bulletin (CABI)
      • World Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Abstracts (CABI)
      • Zoological Record (Clarivate Analytics)