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Instructions for authors

Emerging Themes in Epidemiology is an Open Access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research papers to promote debate and discussion on practical and theoretical aspects of epidemiology. We welcome primary research and discursive articles. We particularly encourage submissions in the following areas:

    • New epidemiological concepts and methods
    • Novel ways of presenting and providing insights into existing epidemiological concepts and methods, including in a teaching environment
    • Use of epidemiological research methods in non-medical settings (e.g. criminology)
    • Causal inference in epidemiology
    • Applications of new technologies in field studies (e.g. mobile technologies, pattern recognition techniques, social networking tools)
    • Ethical issues in epidemiological research
    • New statistical methods, or novel uses of existing methods, in epidemiological studies
    • Methodological developments in molecular and genetic epidemiology and novel applications in these areas
    • Historical articles and re-assessments of classic papers

The journal considers the following types of article for publication: research papers, analytic perspectives, commentaries, debate articles, hypotheses, methodology articles, reviews.

Each article type published by Emerging Themes in Epidemiology follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

Emerging Themes in Epidemiology publishes the following article types:

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Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests.

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