Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

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Journal of Clinical Epidemiology  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Clin. Epidemiol.
Discipline Medicine
Language English
Publication details
Frequency monthly[1]
ISSN 0895-4356

The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology is a peer reviewed journal of Epidemiology that promotes the quality of clinical and patient-oriented health services research through the advancement and application of innovative methods of :

  • Conducting and presenting primary research;
  • Synthesizing research results;
  • Disseminating results; and
  • Translating results into optimal clinical practice;
  • With special attention to the training of new generations of scientists and clinical practice leaders.

The journal was first published in 1955 as a follow-up to Harry S. Truman's 1951 Presidential Task Force on national health concerns and the subsequently written Magnuson Report. This journal aimed to discuss chronic diseases and how they affected all ages, rather than merely the elderly. Furthermore, consistent with the epidemiological transition model, the landscape of the United States' healthcare woes transformed from primarily infectious disease mortality to mortality induced by chronic diseases.

It was previously published as the Journal of Chronic Diseases until circa 1989. Alvan Feinstein and Walter O. Spitzer successfully convinced Elsevier to make the transition.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 5.332, ranking it 6th out of 158 journals in the category "Public, Environmental & Occupational Health".[2]


  1. ^ [1] Journal of Clinical Epidemiology at NLM Database
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014. 

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