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Epidemiologic Methods

Editor In Chief: Hélène Karcher
Managing Editor: Rita Moreira da Silva

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.

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


  • 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, Opinion Papers

> Information on submission process

Journal Metrics

Cite Score
SCImago Journal Rank
Source Normalized Impact per Paper

Abstracting & Indexing

Epidemiologic Methods is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Cabells Journalytics
  • Case
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Meta
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Reaxys
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Text Mining
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno Discover

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 our Instructions for Authors
  • 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!

Hélène Karcher, Novartis, Basel (Editor in Chief)
Rita Moreira da Silva, Medscape, Berlin (Executive Editor)

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

Editorial Board
Nilanjan Chatterje, John Hopkins University, Baltimore
Elizabeth Halloran, University of Washington, Seattle
Patrick Heagerty, University of Washington, Seattle
Thomas Hoffmann, University of California, San Francisco
Marshall Joffe, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Bhramar Mukherjee, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jan Vandenbroucke, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden
Mark van der Laan, University of California, Berkeley
Jacco Wallinga, University Medical Centre, Utrecht

Editorial Office
Katharina Appelt
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
T + 49 (0)30.260 05-325
E-mail: EM.Editorial@degruyter.com


Audience: researchers and professionals in the field of epidemiology