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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.
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Acceptance rate: 10%
Speed Time to first decision: 20 days (mean) Time from acceptance to publication: 17 days (mean)
Impact Impact Factor category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health Impact Factor (JCR): 3.71 Impact Factor rank: 61/203 5 year Impact Factor: 4.922 Journal Citation Indicator: 1.3 Eigenfactor: 0.0156 Citescore: 6.3 Citescore rank: 50/526 Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.692
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