About the Journal

Aims and Scope

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

  • To provide the international public health community with evidence on public health interventions, health care management, health policy, and health economics.
  • 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. 


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

History of the journal

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

Started in 2007 as Biomedical Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology (BMSCE), from 2013 to 2020 has been run with OJS by a different publisher; after a one-year stop caused by pandemic situation, is now part of the Riviste UNIMI platform published by Milano University Press.

Milano University Press republished 2013-2020 issues, while the EBPH editorial team is in charge of the new issues.

Peer Review Process

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

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 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.

Article Processing and Submission Charge

You can publish free of charge: no payments are required from the authors, as this journal doesn’t have article submission charges nor article processing charges (APCs).


Open Access Policy

EBPH is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Share alike 4.0 International License.

With the licence CC-BY-SA, 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: Milano University Press
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:
Copyright:  Authors


Digital Preservation Policy

EBPH is digitally preserved by NBN (National Bibliography Number)



The journal has enabled the PKP PN (Preservation Network) plugin, in order to preserve digital contents through LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) project.

Artificial Intelligence

Declaration on Artificial Intelligence

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Public Health (EBPH) acknowledges the importance of artificial intelligence innovations understanding the challenges and opportunities they entail.

Authors who have used artificial intelligence tools in the editing of a manuscript, in the production of images or graphical elements of the article, or in the collection and analysis of data, are invited to explicitly declare their use, mentioning the AI tool, the field of application, the search queries used and the date of use, in order to allow reproducibility and verification.
The author will remain responsible for the accuracy and correctness of any published content and guarantees compliance with the code of ethics and anti-plagiarism rules.
Authors who have used AI, or AI-assisted tools, are required to include a paragraph at the end of their manuscript, entitled "Declaration on Generative AI and AI-Assisted Technologies in the Writing Process", with the following information:
"During the preparation of this paper the author(s) used [TOOL/SERVICE NAME] on [DD/MM/YYYYY] using the search terms: [SEARCH TERMS] in order to [REASON]. After using this tool/service, the author(s) have reviewed and edited the content as necessary and take full responsibility for the content of the publication."

Editors are not allowed to upload received manuscripts into artificial intelligence software, in order not to risk compromising privacy and copyright.

Reviewers undertake not to use artificial intelligence tools to evaluate manuscripts in order to guarantee the application of critical thinking and original assessment, as required for this work.