Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Aims and Scope

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Public Health (EBPH) is a multidisciplinary journal that has two broad aims:

  • To support the international public health community with publications on health service research, health care management, health policy, and health economics.
  • To strengthen the evidences on effective preventive interventions.
  • To advance public health methods, including biostatistics and epidemiology.

EBPH welcomes submissions on all public health issues (including topics like eHealth, big data, personalized prevention, epidemiology and risk factors of chronic and infectious diseases); on basic and applied research in epidemiology; and in biostatistics methodology.

Primary studies, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses are all welcome, as are research protocols for observational and experimental studies.

EBPH aims to be a cross-discipline, international forum for scientific integration and evidence-based policymaking, combining the methodological aspects of epidemiology, biostatistics, and public health research with their practical applications. 

Digital Preservation Policy

EBPH is digitally preserved by National Bibliography Number (NBN). http://nbn.depositolegale.it/ 

Section Topics

Health Services Research

  • Secondary Data /Routine Data Analysis
  • Appropriateness of health care interventions
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Prioritization in Health Care
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses in health care

Health Care Management

  • Care Management
  • Quality improvement and management
  • Communication in Health Care
  • Decision-making in Health Care
  • Disease Management
  • Guidelines, Guidance, Clinical/Care Pathways
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Telemedicine
  • Education in health care


Observational designs and research

  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Outcome research/quality assessment.


Health Policy

  • Health Regulations
  • Health Systems
  • Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Management
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Health Information


Health Economics

  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Fees and Charges and Reimbursement
  • Financial Management of Health Care Services
  • Health Care Financing
  • Health Economic Evaluation
  • Health Care Market
  • Value based Assessment


Public health intervention trials

  • Evidence-based Public Health
  • Randomised, controlled trials of public health interventions (education, primary prevention, screening, among others)
  • Ethics in Public Health


Innovative designs and methods

  • Designs and methods for omics research
  • Methodological issues for big data analysis
  • Causal statistical modelling
  • Modern methods and designs for observational and experimental research


Teaching corner

  • Bias in observational data
  • Evidence-based communication
  • External validity in clinical research
  • Dissemination of methods and results


EBPH is the official journal of the Italian Society of Medical Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology (SISMEC, https://www.sismec.info/) 




Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Systematic reviews and meta- and pooled analyses

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Statistical Methods

In order to submit an article, authors are requested to download the LaTeX template from here.

We thank very much Dr Lucio De Capitani, from the University of Milan-Bicocca, for the help provided in preparing the template and related files.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

The Healing Power of the Media

  • Fabio Turone
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Public Health and Medical Humanities History Corner

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Reviewer selection for each article submitted is up to the editors and takes into account reviewers' experience, competence and a previous experience in reviewing papers for ebph.

Every proposal submitted for publication is read at least by the editors, for an initial review. If the paper agrees with editorial policies and with a minimum quality level, is sent to two external reviewers for evaluation. ebph uses a double blind peer review.

The review process aims to provide authors with a competent opinion on their paper. A review should give authors suggestions, if needed, on how to improve their papers.

The peer-review process is managed with the OJS platform.

Publication timeline

ebph respects the publication timeline shown below in managing editorial workflow:

  • First editorial review, by an editor at least, with consequent rejection or peer reviiew assignement between 1-3 days;
  • First round of peer review within 3 weeks after the assignement to the reviewers;
  • Communication to the author within 3-4 weeks after submission;
  • Author's modifications of the paper within 2-3 weeks after editor’s request;
  • Last editorial decision within 2 weeks after modifications received.



Author Fees (APCs)

This journal charges the following author fees: Article Publishing Charges (APCs) 244.00 (EUR).

This is an open access journal: all articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

To provide open access, this journal has an open access fee (also known as an article publishing charge APC) which needs to be paid by the authors or on their behalf (e.g., by their research funder or institution).

Permitted third-party (re)use is defined by the following Creative Commons user licenses:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivs (CC BY-NC- ND) For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article. 

The open access publication fee for this journal is Euro 244,00 (VAT included). Payment istructions will be provide to Corresponding Author once the article is accepted for pubblication.

For Euro 122,00 (VAT included) of extra charge Prex S.p.A. provide 100 paper offprints once the article is accepted for publication.

Both corresponding and co-authors may order offprints at any time.


FAQ about Author Fees

Who is responsible for making or arranging the payment?

As the corresponding author of the manuscript you are responsible for making or arranging the payment upon editorial acceptance of the manuscript. At which stage is the amount I will need to pay fixed? The APC payable for an article is agreed as part of the manuscript submission process. The agreed charge will not change, regardless of any change to the journal’s APC. 

When and how do I pay?

Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the corresponding author (you) will be notified that payment is due. We advise prompt payment as we are unable to publish accepted articles until payment has been received. Payments should be made by bank transfer to the current account indicated by Prex in the email.

Can charges be waived if I lack funds?

We consider individual waiver requests on a case-by- case basis and they may be granted in cases of lack of funds. To apply for a waiver please request one during the submission process. A decision on the waiver will normally be made within two working days. 

I am from a low-income country, do I have to pay an APC?

Ebph provides an automatic waiver to authors based in any of the following countries, which were classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies or Lower-middle- income economies as of September 2015, and which have a 2014 gross domestic product of less than 200 billion US dollars (reference - World Bank 1st September 2015).

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambogia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Dem Rep.
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao PDR
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Yemen, Rep.
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


Digital Preservation Policy

EBPH is digitally preserved by NBN (National Bibliography Number)




Open Access Policy

EBPH is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

With the licence CC-BY, authors retain the copyright, allowing anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy their contribution. The work must be properly attributed to its author.

It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author or journal board.

Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving

This summary is for the publisher's default policies and changes or exceptions can often be negotiated by authors.
All information is correct to the best of our knowledge but should not be relied upon for legal advice.

Publisher:  Prex S.r.l.
Author's Pre‑print: green tick author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author's Post‑print: green tick author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Publisher's Version/PDF: green tick author can archive publisher's version/PDF
General Conditions:
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used
  • CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0
Mandated OA: (Awaiting information)
Copyright:  Copyright notice
RoMEO: This is a RoMEO green publisher
Updated: 16-Jan-2017.



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