Commitment to Capacity
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases has a dedicated mission of building science and health capacity in disease-endemic countries and actively works to promote the activities and efforts of the scientists, health practitioners, and public health experts working in these regions.
PLOS NTDs authors represent the global neglected tropical disease research community, and we are determined to further increase submissions of research conducted by scientists and clinicians from disease endemic countries. The shading on this map indicates our 2014 author base, the darker shading denoting higher numbers of authors:
The PLOS NTDs Editorial Board is composed of researchers, clinicians, and policy makers based in over 45 countries, the majority in regions where NTDs are endemic.
In addition to their responsibilities for coordinating the peer-review process, PLOS NTDs editors play an integral role in guiding journal direction.
The contribution of these editors as representatives of a larger NTDs community is crucial, and currently over one-third of PLOS NTDs editors are based at institutions outside of North America and Europe. The journal is dedicated to increasing this proportion as part of our capacity building mission.
To equip and support authors from the areas in the world greatly impacted by the spectrum of neglected tropical diseases, PLOS NTDs works with members of our Editorial Board and the scientific community to provide free manuscript writing workshops around the world. These workshops are geared toward helping young scientists understand the publication process and best practices for manuscript writing.
Workshop slides in English, Spanish, and Portuguese can be downloaded below. We are delighted to offer these slides as resources for both authors and educators under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. Read our licenses and copyright policy. For more information or questions about the writing workshops, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iguacu, 2010, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy
Sao Paulo, led by Deputy Editor Sara Lustigman
Buea, led by Deputy Editor Sara Lustigman
Yaoundé, March 2017, led by Associate Editor Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté
Xi'an, October 2009, led by Deputy Editor Sara Lustigman
Shanghai, March 2016, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy
Shanghai, June 2016, led by Associate Editor David Blair
Pavia, December 2015, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy
Muguga, April 2012, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy
Kilifi, September 2014, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy
Kwale County, October 2014, led by Deputy Editor Desiree LaBeaud and Associate Editor Francis Mutuku
Nairobi, June 2015, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy and Associate Editor Dan Masiga
Ukunda, October 2015, led by Deputy Editor A. Desiree La Beaud
Nairobi, February 2016, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy
Lima, January 2014, led by Deputy Editors Dan Bausch and Amy Morrison
Iquitos, August 2014, led by Deputy Editor Amy Morrison
Lima, January 2015, led by Deputy Editors Dan Bausch and Amy Morrison
Ankara, April 2011, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy
Kayseri, March 2014, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy
Kampala, May 2008, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy
Kampala, September 2009, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy
Washington D.C., 2010, led by co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy
Galveston, March 2015, led by Deputy Editors Photini Sinnis
Harare, July 2015, led by Associate Editor Francisca Mutapi
Mutare, July 2015, led by Associate Editor Francisca Mutapi