AIDS is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published 18 times yearly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, London, UK. It was established in 1987 and is the official journal of the International AIDS Society. It covers all aspects of HIV and AIDS research, including basic science, clinical trials, epidemiology, and social science. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Jay A. Levy.

AIDS has been cited as the most read journal in its area of science and has the highest impact of all AIDS-related journals. Audience base includes clinicians and researchers. The journal guarantees the authoritative presentation of significant advances. The editors are committed to making AIDS the most distinguished and innovative journal in the field.

Articles older than 12 months, back to 1997, are open-access via the journal’s website. Also, the journal has extended access options made through HINARI that provides at greatly reduced cost on-line subscriptions to institutions within countries whose resources would otherwise prevent them from subscribing and accessing journal content.

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Chemical Abstracts Service, EMBASE, Index Medicus, Medline, and the Science Citation Index. As of May 2012, it ranks 17 of 134 in the category “Immunology,” 4 of 58 in “Infectious Diseases,” and 4 of 32 in “Virology,” according to Journal Citation Reports.

Image Caption: Cover of the October 2007 issue of the journal ‘AIDS’. Credit: Wikipedia

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