About Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aims and scope

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health is a truly international journal that encompasses all aspects of epidemiology and public health. It publishes original research, opinions and materials concerned with the study and improvement of communities worldwide.


JECH is owned by BMJ.

Journal statistics

Acceptance rate 12% for original research 
Average time from submission to first decision

20 days for original research

Average time from acceptance to online publication

16 days 

Frequency Monthly
Impact factor 3.865
Indexed by ISI Current Contents and MedLine/Index Medicus
Launch date 1947
ISSN of JECH 0143-005X
ISSN of JECH Online 1470-2738

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COPEBMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.

Equator The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

AllTrials logoBMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.

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