Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes  
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Former name(s) Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology
Abbreviated title (ISO 4) J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr.
Discipline AIDS
Language English
Publication details
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication history 1988-present
Frequency 15/year
Open access After 12 months
Impact factor
OCLC number 41519710
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The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering all aspects of research in HIV/AIDS, including basic science, clinical science, and epidemiology. It is currently published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


The journal was established in 1988 (ISSN 0894-9255).[1] It was retitled Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology (ISSN 1077-9450) in 1995, returning to the title Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes in 1999.[2][3] It was originally published by Raven Press.[1]

The journal was an official publication of the International Retrovirology Association until 2000.

Modern journal

Fifteen issues are published annually, in three volumes. Articles from 1996 are available online in HTML format, with PDF format additionally from 2000. Contents over a year old are available freely from 1999 onwards.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal haS a 2009 impact factor of 4.570, ranking it ninth out of 57 journals in the category "infectious diseases" and 26th out of 128 journals in the category "immunology".[4] It is abstracted and indexed by BIOSIS, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Current Contents/Life Sciences, Excerpta Medica, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PsycINFO, and the Science Citation Index.

As of 2007, 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).

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