PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Article Type Descriptions


Debate articles highlight controversial issues in the field of NTDs.

Expert Commentary

In an Expert Commentary, authors discuss the clinical, policy, public-health, or research implications of a freely available research article.

From Innovation to Application

From Innovation to Application articles allow authors to discuss new technologies, including drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.

Historical Profiles and Perspectives

Historical Profiles and Perspectives look back in history to discuss a notable figure or a control program.


Interviews highlight the work of someone who has made a notable contribution to controlling NTDs.

Photo Quiz

The Photo Quiz presents a clinical image and brief case discussion followed by questions, learning points, and key references.

Policy Platform

The Policy Platform is for authors to discuss policies that could improve the lives of those at risk of, or affected by, the NTDs.


Review articles summarize the best available evidence on a topic relevant to the NTD community.


In Symposium articles, authors discuss a real-world problem, from the clinic, laboratory, or community, and how best it can be tackled.


Viewpoints are opinion pieces grounded in evidence on topics of broad interest to the journal's readership.