In this special issue of Epidemiological Methods, we welcome epidemiologic modeling experts to submit their research addressing Covid-19 dynamics and containment. As a science of public health action and risk assessment, epidemiology is at the very core of the fight against Covid-19 and as such, your contribution as a modelling expert is key to address and further contain the impact of this pandemic upon societies, economies, and politics across the globe.
Potential themes include, but are not limited to:
* Covid-19 dynamic behavior * Covid-19 containment * Modeling the impact of underlying comorbidities in disease outcomes * Risk factors * Quantifying the balance between disease control and economic impacts of containment measures * Impact of different types of vaccines and how they are taken up
This special issue will be made free to access upon publication.
Deadline and Submission Details:
The submission deadline for all papers is August 20th, 2020.
Objective 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.
Useful forum for in-depth articles on epidemiologic methods
Digital repository of methodologic contributions
Close cooperation between epidemiologists and statisticians
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
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
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.
Editors Hélène Karcher, Basel (Editor in Chief) Rita Moreira da Silva, Berlin (Executive Editor)
Founding Editors Eric J. Tchetgen Tchetgen, Harvard University Tyler J. VanderWeele, Harvard University
Editorial Board Nilanjan Chatterje, National Cancer Institute Elizabeth Halloran, University of Washington Sebastien Haneuse, Harvard University Patrick Heagerty, University of Washington Thomas Hoffmann, University of California, San Francisco Marshall Joffe, University of Pennsylvania Bhramar Mukherjee, University of Michigan Elizabeth (Betsy) Ogburn, Johns Hopkins University Alisa Stephens, University of Pennsylvania 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
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