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Epidemiologic Methods

Edited by faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health

Ed. by Tchetgen Tchetgen, Eric J / VanderWeele, Tyler J. / Daniel, Rhian

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Your benefits:
  • Novel methodology
  • Useful forum for in-depth articles on epidemiologic methods
  • Digital repository of methodologic contributions
  • Close cooperation between epidemiologists and statisticians
  • High quality peer-review

Aims and Scope

Epidemiologic Methods (EM) seeks contributions comparable to those of the leading epidemiologic journals, but also invites papers that may be more technical or of greater length than what has traditionally been allowed by journals in epidemiology. Applications and examples with real data to illustrate methodology are strongly encouraged but not required.

  • genetic epidemiology
  • infectious disease
  • pharmaco-epidemiology
  • ecologic studies
  • environmental exposures
  • screening
  • surveillance
  • social networks
  • comparative effectiveness
  • statistical modeling
  • causal inference
  • measurement error
  • study design
  • meta-analysis

Article formats
Editorials, Articles, Comments, Rejoinders

> Information on submission process


Type of Publication:
researchers and professionals in the field of epidemiology

Submission of Manuscripts

Instructions for Authors

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to...
...and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Rapid online publication ahead-of-print with short turnaround times
  • High quality manuscript processing through ScholarOne Manuscripts®
  • Optional open access publication
  • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
  • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing support
Submission process
  • Before preparing your manuscript please have a look at EM Style Guide
  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
  • Publication online and in print
Please note
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Methodologic contributions should be clearly relevant to the theory and practice of epidemiology
  • The provision of sample code is strongly suggested. With more technical contributions, authors are also encouraged to include a section or appendix on "Epidemiologic Practice" which summarizes, in a broadly accessible manner, how the methodology proposed (or a special case thereof) may be used in practice
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract.
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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Abstracting & Indexing

Epidemiologic Methods is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Case
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Elsevier - Embase
  • Elsevier - Reaxys
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Meta (formerly Sciencescape)
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • ReadCube
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Editorial Information

Rhian Daniel, Cardiff University
Eric J. Tchetgen Tchetgen, Harvard University
Tyler J. VanderWeele, Harvard University

Founding Editors
Eric J. Tchetgen Tchetgen, Harvard University
Tyler J. VanderWeele, Harvard University

Editorial Board
Nilanjan Chatterje, National Cancer Institute
Stephen Cole, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
James Dai, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Bianca DeStavola, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Zhi Geng, Peking University
Sander Greenland, University of California, Los Angeles
Elizabeth Halloran, University of Washington
Sebastien Haneuse, Harvard University
Patrick Heagerty, University of Washington
Thomas Hoffmann, University of California, San Francisco
John W. Jackson, Harvard University
Nicholas Jewell, University of California, Berkeley
Marshall Joffe, University of Pennsylvania
Timothy Lash, Aarhus University
Judith Lok, Harvard University
Bhramar Mukherjee, University of Michigan
Elizabeth (Betsy) Ogburn, Johns Hopkins University
Maya Petersen, University of California, Berkeley
James Robins, Harvard University
Sherri Rose, Harvard Medical School
Michael Rosenblum, Johns Hopkins University
Alisa Stephens, University of Pennsylvania
Sonja Swanson, Erasmus Medical Center
Armando Teixeira-Pinto, University of Porto; Portugal
Jan Vandenbroucke, Leiden University Medical Center
Mark van der Laan, University of California, Berkeley
Jacco Wallinga, University Medical Centre, Utrecht
Kathleen Wirth, Harvard University

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