Journals FAQs

I’m a Member. How do I access the journals?

RSTMH Members get access to both journals, International Health and Transactions, as part of their Membership benefits.

To access the journals, please log into your account on the RSTMH website and then click the journals link.

I’m not a Member of RSTMH yet. How do I access the journals?

International Health is open access (as of September 2019) and so you can read everything for free. Transactions publishes both open access articles and in a traditional manner, which is often called "hybrid" publishing.

Join RSTMH for free access to all of Transactions published journal articles.

How do I submit my research to the journals?

RSTMH publishes two journals, International Health and Transactions. Each journal has its own submission site, which can be accessed by clicking on "Submit" in the menu bar on the journal website.

Please check the author guidelines carefully to ensure your paper fits the journal scope, contains a high level of English language and grammar and has been formatted correctly before you submit.

All authors submitting to our journals have the option to publish their paper as open access, under the Oxford Open initiative. After your manuscript is accepted, the corresponding author will be asked if they would like to pay for open access.

If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged. If you do select the open access option, you will need to pay an article processing charge; these charges are listed on the journal websites.

What are article publication charges?

Open access publication involves a fee paid by an author, institution or funder to ensure the paper is then free to read worldwide. This is often colloquially called an "article processing charge" or APC.

All the relevant payment information can be found on the journal websites.

These vary depending on the article type and which Creative Commons licence you would like to publish under. RSTMH members receive a 5% discount on their articles.

We offer free or highly discounted rates to developing countries, based on the Research4Life eligibility criteria (nb. does not include India).

If you have any specific queries, please contact our Managing Editor.

If you have any specific queries, please contact journals [at] rstmh [dot] org (Tamar Ghosh).