Leprosy Review began as Leprosy Notes in 1928 and changed to become Leprosy Review in 1930. It is now a peer reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of leprosy and its management. The journal is owned and published by Lepra, which is a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy (www.lepra.org.uk).

The journal is freely available online. It is also provided in print to paying subscribers and provided free to health professionals in the field who would otherwise not be able to afford the subscription or who can't easily get access to foreign currency. Free copies are also available to selected libraries covering tropical medicine. Please note that in all cases, this service is at Lepra's discretion.

As part of Lepra we commit to being open and transparent in all we do. You can read Lepra's Open Information commitment here.

Open access

The journal has always made its online content freely available, but until July 2019 it required authors to assign copyright to Lepra and the journal was published under an All Rights Reserved Licence. From July 2019 all submitting authors will retain copyright in their articles and as these articles are published they will be made available under a Creative Commons CC BY licence.


The journal is published quaterly in March, June, September and December.


The printed journal accepts advertising but all adverts must be approved by the editor. Please contact the editorial office.


Publication is funded by grants from Lepra nad other members of ILEP - the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations. There is no charge for authors.


The journal is indexed in:

Science Citation Index

Science Citation Index Expanded

Current Contents - Clinical Medicine

Biological Abstracts

Biosis Previews


e-ISSN 2162-8807

p-ISSN 0305-7518

Editorial office and publisher

Lepra, 28 Middleborough, Colcheser, Essex, CO1 1TG, UK

E-mail: [email protected]


Copyright in the journal is owned by Lepra.

From January 2020 copyright in all articles will be retained by the authors and the journal will be publishing all articles under a Creative Commons CC BY licence to allow full reuse and dissemination of the articles without barriers. For all items published before this date, we are happy to allow non-commercial use of the content without requesting permission, but we require full attribution to be given to any reuse.

Editorial board

See the full list of the editorial board here.