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.

Editorial Board

For information about Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health’s joint Editors-in-Chief, and their editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page. 


JECH is owned by BMJ.

Journal information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Monthly
Launch date 1947
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Extended, Social Sciences Citation Index; BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Life Sciences, Social and Behavioural Sciences; MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Impact Factor 3.342
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 0143-005X
Online ISSN 1470-2738

Journal statistics (2019)

Acceptance Rate 11%
Time from Submission to First Decision 20 days
Time from Acceptance to Publication (online) 15 days

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