Each quarter, we publish Leprosy Review – the only printed English language journal on leprosy.

Leprosy Review is an academic journal including original papers on all aspects of leprosy.  Topics published include research into the medical, physical and social aspects of leprosy and information relevant to leprosy control.

Leprosy Review is an open access journal in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative. All content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. 

Issues from 2002 onwards are available online. PDF versions of older issues are also now available - please email us for details. You can also now access an archive of older issues at http://leprev.ilsl.br (thanks to Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima for creating this facilty).

Be notified by email when the latest issue is available

Would you like to be notified when the new issue of Leprosy Review is available online? We can alert you by email when the new issue is online and share any new research which may interest you. 


You can also subscribe to receive a printed copy of the journal by post.

  • One year's subscription is £45.00
  • Individual issues can be ordered at £12.00 per issue

These prices include postage and packing to all areas, and also covers any supplements that are published.

We can send Leprosy Review 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. This service is also available to selected libraries covering tropical medicine. Please note that in all cases, this service is at Lepra’s discretion.


For all enquiries related to Leprosy Review please contact Irene Allen. 

E. [email protected] 
T. +44 (0)1206 216 700

If you are interested in contributing your article to Leprosy Review then read our submission advice.

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