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Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC) is a peer-reviewed open access journal which focusses on the treatment of AIDS around the globe. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.
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The APC for this journal is currently an introductory rate of $750 USD discounted from the full rate of $1500 USD. This introductory rate is available for a limited time.
From January 2018, Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC) will become a fully open access journal. To facilitate this transition, all articles first submitted on or after January 1, 2018 will be subject to an open access article processing charge (APC) and published with a Creative Commons license. Articles submitted after this date will be charged an APC.
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Why Publish Open Access in Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC)
- Visibility and Impact: Anyone anywhere in the world can read, use and cite your research
- Rigorous Standards: Double-blind peer review policy
- Flexibility: No page limits or page charges, and authors can publish full data sets, figures, tables, etc.
- Copyright: Authors retain copyright under a Creative Commons License
This journal changed its publication mode from subscription to open access in 2018.
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC) aims to be a primary information resource in developed and developing regions for both practitioners and researchers of global AIDS treatment. This journal explores the following topics and more in a variety of care settings: pathology, co-infections, clinical pharmacotherapeutics, diagnostic testing, epidemiology, health services and cultural and behavioral influences on AIDS and its treatment.
The journal publishes original research and research reviews and includes the following regular sections:
Pharma Reviews: Descriptions of specific drug actions, indications, contraindications, and so forth
Diagnostic Test Reviews: Descriptions of new testing procedures for identifying HIV/AIDS
Country Profiles: Overviews of how individual nations and their governments are addressing the AIDS epidemic
Program Reviews and Evaluations: Review and analysis of a specific program (at any level) for AIDS health prevention, education, or treatment
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|Umair Shafique, MSc||SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA USA|
|Christa Walker||SAGE Publishing, USA|
|Jose Zuniga||International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, Washington, DC, USA|
|Bonaventura Clotet||University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Spain|
|Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS||University of California, San Francisco, USA|
|Ernest Ekong, MD, MPH, PhD||Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria|
|Christine Katlama||European AIDS Clinical Society, France|
|Jeffrey Kwong DNP, MPH, ANP-C||Columbia University, New York, NY, USA|
|Joep Lange||Tropical Medicine & AIDS University of Amsterdam|
|Jean B. Nachega, MD, PhD||John Hopkins University and Stellenbosh University, South Africa|
|David Perlman, MD||Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA|
|Praphan Phanuphak||Thai Red Cross Program on AIDS, Thailand|
|William Powderly||Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Ltd, Ireland|
|Gita Ramjee, PhD, MSc||African Medical Research Council, South Africa|
|Celso Ramos-Filho||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Mauro Schechter, MD, PhD||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Schlomo Staszewski||Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany|
|Stefano Vella||Instituto Superiore Di Sanita, Italy|
|Douglas Ward, MD||Dupont Circle Physicians Group, Washington, DC, USA|
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
Please Read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below before submitting your manuscript here:
- Open Access
- Article processing charge (APC)
- What do we publish?
3.1 Aims & scope
3.2 Article types
3.3 Writing your paper
3.3.1 Making your article discoverable
- Editorial policies
4.1 Peer Review Policy
4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
4.7 Clinical Trials
4.8 Reporting guidelines
- Publishing policies
5.1 Publication ethics
5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
- Preparing your manuscript
6.1 Word processing formats
6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
6.4 Reference style
6.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
7.1 How to submit your manuscript
7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
7.3 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
8.1 SAGE Production
8.2 Continuous publication
8.3 Promoting your article
- Further information
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care is an open access, peer-reviewed
journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon
publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity.
Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid
by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for
submitting a paper to the journal.
If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge
(APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely
available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.
An introductory article processing charge (APC) of $750, discounted from the full rate of $1,500, is
available for a limited time.
Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of the International Association of Providers of
AIDS Care, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
The Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC) is a double-blind
peer reviewed journal that seeks original research papers, as well as Letters to the Editor, Short
Communications, State-of-the-Art Reviews and Commentaries.
The journal publishes original research and research reviews and includes the following regular
- Pharma Reviews: Descriptions of specific drug actions, indications, contraindications,
and so forth
- Diagnostic Test Reviews: Descriptions of new testing procedures for identifying
- Country Profiles: Overviews of how individual nations and their governments are
addressing the AIDS epidemic
- Program Reviews and Evaluations: Review and analysis of a specific program (at any
level) for AIDS health prevention, education, or treatment
Letters to the Editor should be limited to 750 words. JIAPAC is under no obligation to print any
letter or to provide an explanation for why any letter is not printed; the editors will consider the
content of each letter in determining whether or not it will be peer-reviewed.
Short Communications may be submitted to describe original research findings that do not
need to be documented in full-length papers. These submissions should not exceed 2,000
words. Their content will determine whether or not they are peer-reviewed.
State-of-the-Art Reviews are also welcome for submission, or may be solicited by the editors.
Prior to submission of a review, a written request describing the review, the length and the
number of references, figures, and tables should be sent to the Managing Editor.
Commentaries are by invitation only. These are short summaries of significant recent and
forthcoming papers, published elsewhere, that provide additional insights, new interpretations
or speculation on the relevant topic. These manuscripts may include models, which due to space
limitations were not included or discussed in the original paper. Commentaries may be written
in free form, meaning that they do not need to be structured as a research paper, however it
must include an abstract of 150-200 words. They should be between 1000-2000 words and have
no more than 25 references. Please include keywords for indexing purposes. Figures are
encouraged, but no more than three. Please give your commentary a brief title and add the
phrase “Comment on (citation to your original article).” underneath the keywords. Commentary
material may be peer reviewed at the editor’s discretion.
In addition, JIAPAC publishes special sponsored supplements, unpublished briefs, and
conference proceedings and abstracts.
There are no limits on the number of references in papers. References are not included in word
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title,
keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search
engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article,
write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway:
How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online
The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Journal of the
International Association of Providers of AIDS Care utilizes a double-blind peer review process in
reviewer and authors’ names and information are withheld from the other. All manuscripts are
reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the
author and recommendations to the Editor who then makes the final decision.
As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of peers who could be
called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their
fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware
of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest
include (but are not limited to) the below:
• The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
• The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
• Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to
assess your manuscript.
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for
possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by
alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor / Board member will have no
involvement in the decision-making process.
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care is committed to delivering high
quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a
third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care can opt in to Publons in order
to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile.
Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the
article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site.
For more information visit the Publons website.
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for
possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by
alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no
involvement in the decision-making process.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing
authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed
to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all
(i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition,
analysis or interpretation of data,
(ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
(iii) Approved the version to be published,
(iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public
responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have
participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the
When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the
individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully
meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone
does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for
authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International
Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an
Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person
who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
4.3.1 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do
not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors
must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of
input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care requires all authors to
acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the
Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of
the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no
specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care to require a
declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the
paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a “Declaration of Conflicting Interests” statement is included at the end of
your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists,
please state that “The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest”.
For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.
Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical
Association Declaration of Helsinki.
Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct,
Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers
reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant
Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure
that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the
For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether
participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.
Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in
the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for
patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally
Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.
All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics
committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has
adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals
published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors. Failure to meet ethical concerns
regarding animal welfare will result in manuscript rejection. This applies to all vertebrate (and
specified invertebrate) animals and not just those reared for and used in the laboratory. Studies
using animals should include an author declaration of compliance with animal welfare and
We encourage authors to register their clinical trials (at http://clinicaltrials.gov or other suitable
databases identified by the ICMJE, http://www.icmje.org/publishing_10register.html). If your
trial has been registered, please state this on the Title Page. When reporting experiments on
animals, indicate on the Title Page which guideline/law on the care and use of laboratory
animals was followed.
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care conforms to the ICMJE
requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or
before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The
trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the
The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type
of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include
a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should
be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and metaanalyses
should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed
PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The
EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.
Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to
refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the
Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
5.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE
journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be
considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in
doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below
Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s
Publishing Agreement. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is
Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use
the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is noncommercial.
For more information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.
Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder
mandates, made at the author’s request.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and
(La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please
visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care adheres to the AMA reference
style. Please review the guidelines on AMA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript
formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit
SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care is hosted on SAGE Track, a web
based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jiapac to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to
create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely
that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript
online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title,
keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search
engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your
article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author
Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
Please also include answers to the below questions. Answers should come after your abstract but before your introduction in your manuscript. Please include question with the answer below it. Answers should not exceed one sentence per question.
- What do we already know about this topic?
- How does your research contribute to the field?
- What are your research’s implications toward theory, practice, or policy?
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and
telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should
be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the
submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must
match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the
required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files
(including reporting guidelines where relevant).
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process
SAGE has become a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other
researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant
submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities
ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of
this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your
submission during the online submission process. If you do not already have an ORCID iD please
follow this link to create one.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any
illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further
information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our
Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the
contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been check for SAGE Production,
the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link.
Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online
within an average of 60 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the
APC has been received.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the
production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be
returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all
author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and
that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there
are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign
a form authorizing the change.
One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to
publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully
citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time
it will be completely free to view and download for all.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is
as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help
you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich,
share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact
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process should be sent to the Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care editorial
office as follows: