Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

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Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
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Publication details
4.245 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Clin. Epidemiol.
ISSN0895-4356 (print)
1878-5921 (web)
OCLC no.1011201451

The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology is a peer reviewed journal of epidemiology. The journal was originally established as the Journal of Chronic Diseases 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.[2]

Under the editorial leadership of Alvan Feinstein and Walter O. Spitzer, the title of the journal was changed to the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology with the January 1988 issue.[3] The current editors are André Knottnerus (Netherlands School of Primary Care Research) and Peter Tugwell (University of Ottawa).[4]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 Impact Factor of 5.478, ranking it 6th out of 160 journals in the category "Public, Environmental & Occupational Health" and 1st out of 85 journals in the category "Health Care Sciences & Services".[5]


  1. ^ [1] Journal of Clinical Epidemiology at NLM Database
  2. ^ Moore, Joseph Earle; Seegal, David (1955). "Announcement: The journal of chronic diseases". Journal of Chronic Diseases. 1 (1): 1–11. doi:10.1016/0021-9681(55)90017-5.
  3. ^ Feinstein, Alvan R; Spitzer, Walter O (1988). "The journal of clinical epidemiology: same wine, new label for the journal of chronic diseases". Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 41 (1): 1–7. doi:10.1016/0895-4356(88)90002-9. PMID 3275742.
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  5. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014.

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