Sexually Transmitted Diseases publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on clinical, laboratory, immunologic, epidemiologic, sociologic, and historical topics pertaining to sexually transmitted diseases and related fields. Reports from the CDC and NIH provide up-to-the-minute information. A highly respected editorial board is composed of prominent scientists who are leaders in this rapidly changing field. Included in each issue are studies and developments from around the world.


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Sexually Transmitted Diseases is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes the submission of papers on clinical, laboratory, immunological, epidemiological, behavioral, public health, and historical topics pertaining to sexually transmitted siseases and related fields. The Journal publishes original articles, case reports, reviews, editorials/commentaries, letters, photographs.

Learn more about submission guidelines here.

The Real World of STD Prevention

The Real World of STD Prevention is a special section in Sexually Transmitted Diseases that provides an editorial framework for articles focusing on STD clinical and prevention practice and the science-to-program interface. The process of translating scientific research into practice is complex. While science influences best practices that are in turn adopted by the medical community, in the real world this process is not entirely linear. We understand that STD clinical and prevention practice is shaped by a multitude of factors, including feasibility, cost, and available resources, among others.

This section is a collaborative effort between the journal and STD Prevention Online, with articles made available free simultaneously on both the journal website as well as STD Prevention Online. We encourage readers of the journal and members of STD Prevention Online to consider submitting manuscripts for publication in this section. Manuscripts submitted or solicited for this section will be held to the same high standard as other manuscripts submitted to the journal and will go through the same peer-review process.