As part of the journal’s ongoing fifth-anniversary celebration, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases invites readers and colleagues to join us for a tweet chat with PLOS NTDs Co-Editors-in-Chief Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy on Nov. 29th at 12:30EST. They will be answering questions and discussing progress in the NTDs field. We look forward to hearing your questions (please use #NTDsTchat) on Nov. 29th!
Also in the context of our 5th anniversary, PLOS NTDs would like to acknowledge and pay tribute to the pioneering work of key members and institutions in the NTDs research community with a call for papers to a “Historical Profiles and Perspectives” series.
Over the past five years, the NTDs field has undergone many changes and seen many exciting developments. However, with millions still at risk of becoming infected with NTDs, much work remains to be done. Through this series we hope to draw attention to the work of major figures and institutions in the field with the goal of identifying key lessons that can be used to inform future research and control programs.
The call for papers will be open from now through Aug. 31. “Historical Profile and Perspectives” manuscripts submitted as part of this series will be published throughout 2013. Submissions should spotlight individual researchers or institutions who have contributed significantly to progress within the field, focusing on major accomplishments, the challenges encountered, and lessons learned.
Here are a few Historical Profiles and Perspectives that we’ve published in the past:
- From Tucson to Genomics and Transgenics: The Vector Biology Network and the Emergence of Modern Vector Biology
- The Stigmatization of Leprosy in India and Its Impact on Future Approaches to Elimination and Control
- Yaws: A Second (and Maybe Last?) Chance for Eradication