Mission Statement

Mission
EPIDEMIOLOGY’s mission is to publish high-quality epidemiologic research and methodologic innovations that educate and inform readers, influence policy, and improve public health and health care.

Goals
Publish six issues of EPIDEMIOLOGY per year, each with approximately twenty original articles, brief reports, or review articles, approximately four insightful commentaries or editorials pertaining to epidemiologic research, and approximately four research letters or letters to the editor.

Provide special emphasis to environmental health research and methods that contribute to the mission of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.

Maintain an editorial policy that encourages creativity and novelty, resists regimentation of research practices to the extent practicable, and invites challenges to current scientific habits and conventions through innovation in epidemiologic theory and practice.

Provide excellent service to authors who submit their papers to EPIDEMIOLOGY by endeavoring to:
  • Solicit peer reviewers or reject submitted papers within two weeks of submission,
  • Obtain completed, high-quality peer review of reviewed papers within seven weeks of submission, and
  • Provide an initial decision on reviewed papers within eight weeks of submission.

Ensure that manuscripts receive careful and timely editing, copy-editing, compositing, and publication. Publish accepted papers ahead of print no more than four months after they have been accepted for publication.

Maintain high standards of communication with authors, reviewers, editors, editorial assistants, the publisher, other colleagues and the public.

Promote the mission of the journal by professional use of social media and other marketing opportunities.