Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes

The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1988 and is currently published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The journal was renamed ‘Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology’ in 1995, and then returned to its original title in 1999. The journal was the official publication of the International Retrovirology Association until 2000.

This journal covers aspects of research in HIV/AIDS, including basic science, clinical science, and epidemiology. Fifteen issues in three volumes are published annually. Articles from 1996 are available online in HTML format, and in PDF format from 2000. Articles over a year old are open-access.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, this journal’s 2009 impact factor ranks it 9 out of 57 journals in the “Infectious Diseases” category and 26 out of 128 in the “Immunology” category.

It is abstracted and indexed in the following databases: BIOSIS, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Current Contents/Life Sciences, Excerpta Medica, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PsycINFO, and the Science Citation Index.

As of May 2012, the editors-in-chief are David D. Ho (Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center), Paul Volberding (San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center), and William Blattner (University of Maryland, Baltimore).

Image Caption: 2007 cover of the academic journal ‘Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes’. Credit: Wikipedia

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