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.
|Publication Model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|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, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
Journal statistics (2018)
|Instant Rejection Rate||84%|
|Time from Submission to First Decision||22 days|
|Time from Acceptance to Publication||15 days (online) and 4 months (print)|
Rights and permissions
BMJ 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.
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.
BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.