is a European peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to the epidemiology, surveillance,
prevention and control of communicable diseases, with a focus on such topics that are of relevance to Europe.
It is a weekly online journal, with 50 issues per year published on Thursdays, and features short rapid communications,
longer in-depth research articles, surveillance and outbreak reports, reviews and perspective papers, as well as short news items.
Timely publication of short authoritative papers on ongoing outbreaks or other relevant public health events is one of the major assets of the journal.
Under special circumstances when current events need to be urgently communicated to readers for rapid public health action,
e-alerts can be released outside of the regular publishing schedule.
Topical compilations of selected articles and special issues are also published in print.
The entire content is open access, free of charge for both readers and authors.
All articles are indexed in the PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, EMBASE and EBSCO databases.
The journal has been selected for coverage by Thomson Reuters and is indexed and abstracted in the Science Citation Index Expanded
(also known as SciSearch) and in the Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition beginning with volume 14(1) 2009.
The current impact factor, for the year 2014, is 5.722 (Journal Citation Reports, Thomson Reuters, 2015).
This places Eurosurveillance
at rank 6 among the 78 journals in the category Infectious Diseases.
The Scopus-based SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) for 2014 ranks Eurosurveillance 92 of 1,775 journals in the category Medicine.
The journal is also in the first quarter (Q1) in the categories Epidemiology, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health and Virology.
Google Scholar metrics in mid-2014 listed Eurosurveillance
at ranks 4 and 10 among journals in the categories Epidemiology and
Approximately 11,700 active subscribers receive the weekly table of contents via email. In 2014, 68 peer-reviewed rapid communications and
137 peer-reviewed long articles were published in Eurosurveillance
, by authors from ca 60 countries worldwide,
as well as 83 editorials, news pieces, letters and meeting reports. The rejection rate was ca 80%. All articles since 1995 are
available on the Eurosurveillance
was founded in 1995 and jointly funded until March 2007 by the European Commission, the Institut de Veille Sanitaire (InVS) in Paris,
France and the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in London, United Kingdom. Eurosurveillance
is a registered trademark of the European Union (EU).
Since March 2007, Eurosurveillance
has been published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, Sweden.
ECDC funds this web site with its own resources; Eurosurveillance
does not have any other sources of funding. The publisher grants editorial
independence to the editorial team (http://www.eurosurveillance.eu/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19564
The views expressed in the journal are those of the authors and may not necessarily comply with ECDC policy.
As a non-profit publication, the journal has no financial conflicts of interest.
In January 2010, Eurosurveillance
was accredited by the Health on the Net (HON) Foundation
as adhering to the HON code of conduct (HONcode).
HON is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation with the purpose of supporting users to identify sound,
reliable and trustworthy health information on the Internet since 1995.
The editorial team is based in Stockholm, and supported by a board of 17 Associate editors and currently 39 country advisors.
The Associate editors consist of internationally renowned and active experts in the fields of public health and clinical medicine with expertise
in infectious diseases, laboratory research and diagnostics and mathematical modelling. Our editorial advisors serve as contacts in the
28 Member States as well as Norway and the EU candidate and potential candidate countries, and help us maintain close ties to our authors
and reviewers. The editorial board meets in person once a year but also provides ongoing advice through our extranet.
Board members serve for a period of three years which can be extended.
Dr Ines Steffens MD, MPH and DTM&PH
Kathrin Hagmaier, PhD
Karen Wilson, PhD
Williamina Wilson, DPhil
Alina Buzdugan, BA
Ingela Rumenius, BEc, MA
Sedki Alimam, Dragos Platon
ECDC ICT services
Contact the editorial team at:
Andrea Ammon, Stockholm, Sweden (resting associate editorship during tenure as acting Director of ECDC)
Tommi Asikainen, Frankfurt, Germany
Magnus Boman, Stockholm, Sweden
Mike Catchpole, Stockholm, Sweden
Denis Coulombier, Stockholm, Sweden
Natasha Crowcroft, Toronto, Canada
Christian Drosten, Bonn , Germany
Karl Ekdahl, Stockholm, Sweden
Johan Giesecke, Stockholm, Sweden
David Heymann, London, United Kingdom
Heath Kelly, Melbourne, Australia
Irena Klavs, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Karl Kristinsson, Reykjavik, Iceland
Daniel Lévy-Bruhl, Paris, France
Jacob Moran-Gilad, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Panayotis T. Tassios, Athens, Greece
Hélène Therre, Paris, France
Henriette de Valk, Paris, France
Sylvie van der Werf, Paris, France
Albania: Alban Ylli, Tirana
Austria: Reinhild Strauss, Vienna
Belgium: Koen De Schrijver, Antwerp
Belgium: Sophie Quoilin, Brussels
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sanjin Musa
Bulgaria: Iva Christova
Croatia: Sanja Music Milanovic, Zagreb
Cyprus: Maria Koliou, Nicosia
Czech Republic: Jan Kynčl
Denmark: Peter Henrik Andersen, Copenhagen
Estonia: Kuulo Kutsar, Tallinn
Finland: Outi Lyytikäinen, Helsinki
France: Judith Benrekassa, Paris
Germany: Jamela Seedat, Berlin
Greece: Rengina Vorou, Athens
Hungary: Ágnes Hajdu
Iceland: Thorolfur Gudnason
Ireland: Lelia Thornton, Dublin
Italy: Paola De Castro, Rome
Kosovo under UN Security Council Resolution 1244: Lul Raka, Pristina
Latvia: Dzintars Mozgis
Lithuania: Milda Zygutiene, Vilnius
Luxembourg: Thérèse Staub, Luxembourg
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Aziz Pollozhani
Malta: Tanya Melillo Fenech , Valletta
Montenegro: Dragan Laušević, Podgorica
Netherlands: Danielle Nijsten
Norway: Kathrine Borgen
Poland: Malgorzata Sadkowska-Todys, Warsaw
Portugal: Paulo Jorge Nogueira, Lisbon
Romania: Daniela Pitigoi, Bucharest
Serbia: Mijomir Pelemis
Slovakia: Lukáš Murajda, Martin
Slovenia: Maja Sočan
Spain: Elena Rodríguez Valín, Madrid
Sweden: Anders Wallensten
Turkey: Fehminaz Temel, Ankara
United Kingdom: Norman MacDonald, Glasgow
World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe: Robb Butler
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