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Gorgi Z, Rezaeian M. A Review on Epidemiology Journals in 2016. JRUMS. 2016; 15 (7) :657-674
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-3536-en.html

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Background and Objectives: Medical journals are those journals which their articles present new research findings and science and technology development in the diverse fields of medical sciences. Due to the need of recognition of the scienctific journals in the health domain, the aim of the present article was to introduce and review the epidemiological journals.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in 2016. In order to extract the list of epidemiological journals, we referred to SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) and selected 33 journals which the “epidemiology” term has been used in their titles. Important information including name of the journal, country of publication, publisher, editor in chief, subject coverage, types of published articles, indexing, abstracting, duration of publication, Hirsch index, volume number, impact factor, number of published articles in last issue, and the journal website were determined.

Results: The results of the present study highlighted that the most prestigious epidemiological journals can be categorized into general epidemiological journals such as: American Journal of Epidemiology, Annals of Epidemiology, European Journal of Epidemiology,and International Journal of Epidemiology; plus specific epidemiologicl journals such as: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Infection,and Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Conclusion: The most prestigious journals in epidemiology are those general and specific journals which have high Hirsch index and impact factor plus long duration of publication.

Key words: Epidemiological journals, Hirsch index, Impact factor

Funding: No funding was received for this study.

Conflict of Interest: None declared.

How to cite this article: Gorgi Z, Rezaeian M. A Review of Epidemiology Journals in 2016. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2016; 15(7): 657-74. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Statistics& Epidemiology
Received: 2016/11/2 | Accepted: 2016/11/2 | Published: 2016/11/2

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