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Tobacco Induced Diseases encompasses all aspects of research related to the prevention and control of tobacco use at a global level. Preventing diseases attributable to tobacco is only one aspect of the journal, whose overall scope is to provide a forum for the publication of research articles that can contribute to reducing the burden of tobacco induced diseases globally. To address this epidemic we believe that there must be an avenue for the publication of research/policy activities on tobacco control initiatives that may be very important at a regional and national level. This approach provides a very important "hands on" service to the tobacco control community at a global scale - as common problems have common solutions. Hence, we see ourselves as "connectors" within this global community.

The journal hence encourages the submission of articles from all medical, biological and psychosocial disciplines, ranging from medical and dental clinicians, through health professionals to basic biomedical and clinical scientists.

Full Journal Title: Tobacco Induced Diseases
Abbreviated Title: Tob Induc Diseases
ISSN (electronic): 1617-9625
Society: International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases (ISPTID)
Publisher: European Publishing
Publisher Address: Science and Technological Park of Crete, Greece
Editors: See Editorial Board Page
Peer Review: Double Blind
Publication Frequency: Continuous
Publication Medium: Electronic Only
Publication website: www.tobaccoinduceddiseases.org
First Year Published: 2002
Article Processing Charges: Authors from LIC are automatically provided full waivers to publish free of charge. Waivers for manuscripts from Low Middle Income Countries are evaluated on a case by case basis. Should no waiver be applied the APC is 1750 Euro. No taxes are included in this charge. If you are based in the European Union, Value-Added Tax (VAT) at the rate applicable in the respective country will be added. VAT charge may also be recorded under the EU reverse charge method, in this case institutions are required to supply us with their VAT number. 

How to submit

Online Submission

TID uses the online system "Editorial System" for manuscript submission, double blind peer review and editorial handling. Submissions received by e-mail will not be considered. The journal does not have submission fees.


Receipt of a manuscript is acknowledged via automated email from the online submission system. This included a manuscript tracking number, which should be provided in all correspondence with the editorial office with regards to that manuscript. We kindly request that only the corresponding author be in contact with the editorial office, on behalf of all of the manuscripts authors.

Submission conditions

During submission, you will need to accept and confirm the following four conditions:

1) All authors of the manuscript meet the ICMJE criteria for authorship. All authors must have read and agreed to its content and are accountable for all aspects of the manuscript.The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
a) Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
b) Final approval of the version to be published.
c) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
d) In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors.

2) The article must be original, must not already been published in a journal, and is not currently under consideration by another journal.

3) You agree to the provision of a Creative Commons 4.0 License, unless another license is mandated by employers (for instance where Crown Copyright applies or researchers are US government employees).

4) You agree that an article-processing charge (APC) will apply for each article accepted for publication in Tobacco Induced Diseases. Authors from LIC are provided full waivers to publish free of charge. Waivers for manuscripts from Low Middle Income Countries are evaluated on a case by case basis. As tobacco use is a global public health issue our vision is that it is imperative to aid regional tobacco control research from developing countries and hence our belief is that Article Processing Charges from High and High Middle Income Countries are to be used to support the publication of research from Low and Low Middle Income countries.

Should no waiver be applied the APC is 1750 Euro. No taxes are included in this charge. If you are based in the European Union, Value-Added Tax (VAT) at the rate applicable in the respective country will be added. VAT charge may also be recorded under the EU reverse charge method, in this case institutions are required to supply us with their VAT number. 

Manuscript Types

Tobacco Induced Diseases considers the following types of articles: 

Research Papers 

Articles reporting research may be full length or brief reports. Papers should generally be a maximum of 4000 words in length, excluding tables, references, and abstract and key points of the article. Research Articles should comprise the following sections:
1. A short introduction which should end with the study’s aims. The introduction should state clearly the objective of the paper as well as the context of the research or analysis
2. A methods section which should describe the study design, setting, participants, measures, variables and statistical analysis performed. This section should also include information on the study’s ethics procedures.
3. A results section, which should describe the study’s main findings and important aspects within the tables.
4. A discussion section, which should include a discussion of the study’s main findings, comparisons with other studies, potential policy implications, the study’s strengths and limitations.
5. A conclusion section, which should be short, concise and based on the results of the current study. Over general conclusions that do not stem from the manuscripts results should be avoided.
6. All manuscripts should include an acknowledgement section, a declaration of competing interests and declaration of funding sources.

Review Papers 

Comprehensive, authoritative, reviews within the journal's scope. Review articles provide a review of the literature, and preferably would be systematic reviews. Such articles should identify trends or gaps in literature, provide new synthesis, and outline future directions. Review manuscripts, should be generally less than 6000 words or less, excluding abstract, tables, figures and references. 
Reviews should include in the methods section details with regards to data sources used, keywords applied, time restrictions, study types selected and how the data were extracted. Guidelines used for abstracting data and assessing data quality and validity should be noted. Results should be based on the actual review and the discussion may in certain occasions be jointly written with the results section. Conclusions of the review should be specific and stem from the findings.

Short Reports 

Brief reports of data from original research. Short reports are shorter versions of original articles, should not exceed approximately 1500 words, and may include one table or figure. Short reports are suitable for the presentation of research that extends previously published research, including the reporting of additional controls and confirmatory results in other settings, as well as negative results. Authors must clearly acknowledge any work upon which they are building, both published and unpublished.

Study Protocols 

Articles describing a research protocol of a study. This article type can be for proposed or for ongoing research and should contain the background, research hypothesis, rationale a detailed methodology of the study. The SPIRIT 2013 Checklist guidelines ideally should be applied. Study protocols submitted for publication must have received ethics approval. Protocols of randomized trials should follow the CONSORT guidelines and must have a trial registration number, while observational studies should follow STROBE guidelines.

Letters to the Editor 

A letter to the Editor is a brief report that is within the journal's scope and of particular interest to the community, but not suitable as a standard research article. A maximum of ten articles may be included in the references. Letters to the Editor may be edited for clarity or length and may be subject to peer review at the Editors' discretion. To contribute, please contact the Editors. Letters intended for publication should be a maximum of 500 words, contain 10 references, and up to one table or figure. These rules apply for research letters, and letters that respond to articles published in the journal. Letters to the editor are subject to editorial editing so as to streamline the article with the journal's style. Corrections to published articles are also published as a letter and linked to the corrected version of the article.


Editorials are written by members of the Editorial Board and may reflect current articles within TID or discuss significant national or international tobacco control projects or initiatives.