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• Eurosurveillance 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 has an impact factor for 2011 of 6.15.
• Approximately 11,700 active subscribers receive the weekly table of contents via email. In 2011, 95 peer-reviewed rapid communications and 94 peer-reviewed long articles were published in Eurosurveillance, by authors from some 40 countries.
• 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.
• Since March 2007, Eurosurveillance has been published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, Sweden.
• The editorial team is based in Stockholm, and supported by a board of 18 associate editors and currently 37 editorial 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. The editorial advisors serve as contacts in the 27 Member States as well as Norway and the European Union (EU) candidate and potential candidate countries.
1995 First issue of Eurosurveillance (online and print, a single issue published in 1995) – a pilot to assess the feasibility of producing a European communicable diseases bulletin.
Set up and jointly funded by the European Commission, the Réseau national de santé publique (later, Institut de Veille Sanitaire (InVS)) in Paris, France, and the Public Heath Laboratory Service (later, Health Protection Agency (HPA)) in London, United Kingdom.
1996 – 2007 Two complementary projects, Eurosurveillance monthly and Eurosurveillance weekly, with a shared board of national editorial advisors from the EU countries.
1996 First issue of Eurosurveillance monthly. • Peer-reviewed outbreak and surveillance reports, Euroroundups, dispatch reports, short reports.
• Bilingual (French–English) print edition (6,000 copies distributed throughout Europe) and online multilingual bulletin (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese) available on the Centre Européen pour la Surveillance Epidémiologique du Sida (CESES) website.
1997 First issue of Eurosurveillance weekly
• Short, timely and fast-tracked peer-reviewed articles (rapid communications).
• Available in English on the PHLS website.
2000 Official recognition of Eurosurveillance monthly as a scientific peer-reviewed journal: indexation in MEDLINE and Scopus.
Eurosurveillance becomes a single project combining timely and in-depth peer-reviewed reports on one website (www.eurosurveillance.org) and with two editorial offices in Paris and London that publish the monthly and weekly edition, respectively.
2004 New quarterly print compilation, including a selection of weekly articles (English only); end of the print issue of the monthly release
2005 Formal agreement with the newly established European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) – which was mandated to publish a weekly epidemiological bulletin – on a special working relationship: a member of the editorial team in London seconded to the ECDC offices in Stockholm, Sweden, and an ECDC associate editor appointed (Karl Ekdahl).
The monthly edition continues to be produced by the team at InVS in Paris.
2006 Establishment of the editorial office at ECDC in Stockholm.
2007 Officially transferred to and published by ECDC. The publisher grants editorial independence to the editorial team.
2008 Merging the two editions (weekly and monthly) into one weekly edition that includes both rapid communications (formerly in the weekly edition) and regular articles (formerly in the monthly edition).
2009 The journal was 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.
Major role played by Eurosurveillance during the influenza pandemic in disseminating scientific information rapidly, so as to enable public health action where needed.
2010 Eurosurveillance was accredited by the Health on the Net (HON) Foundation as adhering to the HON code of conduct.
The quarterly print compilations are replaced by printed special issues and topical compilations of selected material from the online issues. Indexed in Embase.
2011 A trademark for Eurosurveillance was recorded in the register of the Community Trade Marks by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.
Seminar to mark 15 years of Eurosurveillance held during the 2011 European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) conference.
2012 The journal’s first impact factor, 6.15 for 2011, was allocated.