Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine (APJTM) is sponsored by Hainan Medical College, the only medical college in this tropical island of China. This journal which is a monthly publication in English is going to start its flagship issue in March, 2008.
During the past 25 years, infectious diseases have once again regained their position as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The developing countries of the tropical Asia-Pacific region have been among those geographic areas hardest hit by this resurgence. Thus, infectious diseases are among the most important public health and economic problems facing the Asian-Pacific region in recent years and in the future.

Our aim is to set up and provide an academic communicating platform for the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide on tropical medicine, infectious diseases and public health, and to meet the growing challenge of understanding, preventing and controlling the dramatic global emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases in the Asia-Pacific region.
APJTM publishes new findings in basic and clinical (including modern, traditional and epidemiological) research on tropical medicine and public health worldwide. Of special interest to APJTM are “old diseases”, such as dengue/dengue hemorrhagic fever, kala azar, epidemic polyarthritis, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, cholera, tuberculosis, plague and influenza,  which have repeatedly caused major epidemics in the region.  Pharmacological studies on treatment and management for these alarming global emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases are also our focuses.
We hope optimistically that this new born journal is going to be indexed in some well-known international systems in the near future.
As an international journal we heartfully pursuit the contribution to the promotion of tropical medicine research and the enhancement of academic exchange between Asia-Pacific region and the western, APJTM editors, members of the editorial board, and peer reviewers are from worldwide and invite papers from any corner of the world on all areas of tropical medicine and related fields, both experimental and clinical (including modern, traditional, and epidemiological).