ISSN 0036-4665 printed version
ISSN 1678-9946 online version



Basic information

The Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo (Journal of the Institute of Tropical Medicine of São Paulo) was created in 1959 by professor Luiz Rey, the editor until 1964 when he was succeeded by Prof. Carlos da Silva Lacaz. Professor Thales de Brito became the editor in September 1985, and in 1996, he was joined by professor Dr. Pedro Paulo Chieffi as an associate editor.

Published in English, the journal is devoted mainly to articles dealing with research on tropical diseases and related sciences. Published bimonthly since 1959 without interruption, the Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo is distributed to major Brazilian and international research centers and to Universities, Hospitals etc., representing one of the oldest Brazilian publications in this area.

Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. São Paulo is the abbreviated title of the journal that is to be used in references, bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical strips.

Past issues from 1959 (v.1) on can be accessed at:


Indexed in

The Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo is abstracted or indexed in Brazil and abroad by:

  • Bibliografia Brasileira de Medicina

  • Biological Abstracts

  • Bioresearch Index

  • Excerpta Medica

  • Hepatologie

  • Index Medicus Latino-Americano

  • Tropical Diseases Bulletin

  • Academia de Ciências da URSS

  • Instituto de Informação Científica

  • Bulletin Analytique d' Entomologie Médicale et Veterinaire

  • Periódica - Índice de Revistas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias

  • Science Citation Index

  • Helminthological Abstracts Series A

  • Protozoological Abstracts

  • Contenidos Corrientes Latinoamericanos, Ciencias de la Salud

  • Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology

  • Sumários Correntes Brasileiros.



The journal, with a printing run of 1500 issues, is published with the financial support of the following institutions:

  • Comissão de Credenciamento do Programa de Apoio às Publicações Científicas Periódicas da Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

  • Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

  • Programa de Apoio às Publicações Científicas do Ministério de Ciência e Tecnologia (MCT) and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)

  • Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)


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