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Call for Papers: Neglected Tropical Diseases

FACTS Reports is a unique forum that publishes manuscripts and opinion pieces related to field-based activities in the areas of economics, health, education, agriculture, and environmental issues. The journal focuses on activities in developing countries and impoverished areas of developed countries.

FACTS Reports was founded and is supported by Philippe Kourilsky, Professor at the College de France in Paris and General Director of the Pasteur Institute from 2000 to 2005. It is also supported by a panel of distinguished personalities that includes among others, Amartya Sen, Rajendra K. Pachauri, Ellis Rubinstein, Ismail Serageldin, Mamphela Ramphele, Federico Mayor and Bernard Kouchner.

Aims and Scope

The goal of FACTS Reports is to collect and disseminate knowledge and best practices on field activities. Many field actors implement projects in developing countries to address issues related to the economy, health, agriculture, education, the environment and development in general. There are many opportunities to learn from the outcomes of these projects. Therefore, the aim of FACTS Reports is to provide a forum for communicating the results to a broad audience in order to capitalize knowledge and promote good practices.

Articles are submitted to peer review. The main criterion for publication is that the articles describe actions that are useful and can be reproduced. Editorials and opinions are also published. This process ensures critical input from world experts, allows for cooperation and competition among authors, and promotes a high level of science.


FACTS Reports promotes the capitalization of knowledge related to field actions at an international level. The journal represents the first Initiative of this type in the world. It provides key international development actors a neutral and independent platform for spreading good practices. In addition, it allows them to express freely their views and opinions, exchange experiences, and cooperate with other international development actors across the world. Additionally, the FACTS Initiative promotes activities such as international conferences, training courses, symposia, and educational awards.

Subject Coverage

FACTS Reports is accepting articles on the prevention, treatment and control of neglected tropical diseases, including public policy and economic issues related to these diseases.  Neglected tropical diseases occur mainly in rural regions and impoverished urban regions, and contribute to poverty due to their negative effects on pregnancy, children’s health, and productivity of workers.

Suitable topics for FACTS Reports related to neglected tropical diseases include, but are not limited to:

  1. Health care delivery

  2. Access to health care

  3. Equity in health care distribution

  4. Novel health care and public health delivery technologies and methodologies

  5. Environmental influence

  6. Education, employment policies

  7. Disease treatment and prevention

  8. Pharmaceutical pricing and drug distribution

  9. Pregnancy and children’s health

  10. Social policies

  11. Effect of disease on worker productivity

Specific Notes for Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submitting papers are available in the Guidelines for authors at Presubmission inquiries and manuscripts in MS Word format should be sent by e-mail to:

Papers should not exceed 5000 words and should contain appropriate references. Examples of questions that can be addressed in papers include:

  • What was the goal of the project or program?

  • How was the project implemented?

  • What were the barriers/problems?

  • How were they overcome?

  • What were the benefits/impacts of the project?

  • How could this project be improved or duplicated?

Submission Guidelines

Only original and unpublished research papers are considered, and manuscripts must be in English.

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