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Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics – Point of care molecular testing for infectious diseases: in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

About the special issue

As part of the Expert Collection Editorial Calendar 2023, Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics and Guest Advisor Professor Barbara Van Der Pol (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA) are proud to announce an upcoming special issue on ‘Point-of-care molecular testing for infectious diseases: in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic’. Throughout the pandemic, point-of-care (POC) testing has proven and continues to establish itself as crucial tool in controlling disease outbreaks. Following the research and development poured into POC testing throughout the pandemic, it is anticipated that the revolution of self-testing has only just started.

This special issue will highlight where POC testing can be further utilised against infectious diseases, including coronavirus, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and malaria. The issue welcomes authors to submit relevant editorials, interviews and review articles, and also relevant original research on point of care testing for infectious diseases. The benefit of publishing as part of a special issue is that the articles included often receive more views and higher citation numbers.

If you are interested in contributing, please get in touch with the journals Commissioning Editor, Edward Spofford, who will be happy to assist.

Submission information

Submission Deadlines:

Standard track: 1st August 2023

Rapid track: 1st September 2023

Fast track: 29th September 2023

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Submission to acceptance: 2 – 3 weeks
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Acceptance to online publication: 1 – 2 weeks, with proofs within 5 working days and 48 hours for author review

Cost per article: $7000 / €6200 / £5500

Publish in 7 – 9 weeks from submission

Submission to acceptance: 5 – 6 weeks
3 – 4 weeks for peer review
2 weeks for author revision

Acceptance to online publication: 2 – 3 weeks, with proofs within 10 working days

Cost per article: $3900 / €3400 / £3000

Join the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research and chair, Professor Barbara van der pol (The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA) for the STI & HIV 2023 world congress meeting.

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