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Epidemiologic Methods

Editor In Chief: Hélène Karcher
Managing Editor: Rita Moreira da Silva
Special Issue: Covid-19 dynamics and containment: findings from epidemiologic modeling experts

Call for papers

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.

Submit your research here: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dgem

View the author guidelines here.

Please send enquiries to the Editor-in-Chief: Dr Hélène Karcher

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, Comments, Rejoinders

> Information on submission process

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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!

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
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
Marshall Joffe, University of Pennsylvania
Timothy Lash, Aarhus 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
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

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