IJID Regions: Volume 2 to Volume 5
IJID Regions is an esteemed publication under the auspices of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID). The journal is devoted to publishing robust, evidence-driven research on infectious diseases with a distinct regional focus and significance. It acts as a spotlight, shining attention on the invaluable work done on a national and regional scale, especially in regions that might be resource-limited or settings that often don’t get the global attention they merit. Furthermore, the scope of the journal isn’t limited to developing nations; studies examining specific regions within developed countries are also keenly considered.
Core Areas of Interest:
- Regional Infectious Diseases: Prioritizing diseases that are prevalent in under-resourced areas or hold particular significance in certain regional contexts.
- Clinical and Public Health: IJID Regions delves into the clinical aspects of infectious diseases, encompassing clinical epidemiology and broader public health concerns.
- Evidence-Based Research: The journal emphasizes publishing original research that emerges from both clinical settings and laboratories, strengthening the evidence base for infectious disease practices.
- Clinical Trials and Reviews: A special emphasis is laid on reports stemming from clinical trials, especially those which explore the epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, treatment, and control of infectious diseases. Comprehensive reviews that shed light on these areas are also a focal point.
Guidelines and Preferences:
IJID Regions strongly advocates for collaboration between different institutions and researchers. Such collaborative efforts can lead to robust sample sizes, enhancing the reliability and impact of the research. The journal has a clear preference for prospective, randomized controlled trials, viewing them as gold standards in research, and generally places retrospective, descriptive studies lower on the priority list.
Purpose and Impact:
The mission of IJID Regions is two-fold. Firstly, it seeks to elevate the visibility of regional research, ensuring that vital studies, especially from under-resourced areas, gain the platform and recognition they deserve. Secondly, it aims to be a source of actionable insights and knowledge for a diverse audience, including clinicians, scientists, health system strategists, and public health policymakers, fostering informed decision-making at regional and national levels.
IJID Regions stands as a beacon in the field of infectious diseases, highlighting the paramount importance of region-specific research. By emphasizing collaboration, methodological rigor, and evidence-based practices, it serves as an indispensable tool for professionals and decision-makers, aiming to catalyze positive change in infectious disease management and policy across various regions.