Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

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]

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

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. 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.
  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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