J Epidemiol Community Health 65:561 doi:10.1136/jech.2011.141648
  • Editorial

Editorial changes at JECH

  1. Martin Bobak2
  1. 1Department of Health, Aging & Society, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL—Gower Street Campus, University College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to James R Dunn, Department of Health, Aging & Society, Kenneth Taylor Hall, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M4, Canada; jim.dunn{at}

We are delighted to take up the position of Co-Editors of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. JECH is the leading international journal for original, socially-relevant, methodologically sound epidemiological analyses of important public health problems, and we are proud to continue the rich tradition that previous editors have started, including John Ashton, Carlos Alvarez-Dardet and, most recently, Mauricio Barreto. Both of us have been fortunate to work under Mauricio Barreto as Deputy Editors and we look forward to continuing the trend of excellence that has been established by all of our predecessors.

As Co-Editors, we will continue publishing high quality research from all areas of epidemiology. We are excited to announce some new innovations for the journal. Most importantly, we would like to announce our aspiration to make JECH the leading journal for the publication of research on the impact of social interventions on population health and health inequities. JECH has long been interested in social determinants of health and, as the new editors, we would like to extend the focus on social determinants of health …