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Public Health Journal for Germany. Quelle: RKI

About the Journal

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Health Monitoring is an online journal that focuses on important public health issues. The Journal is published by the Robert Koch Institute as part of the Federal Health Reporting in Germany and uses an open access format aimed at a broad (professional) public. The target groups primarily include stakeholders in health care, politics and research.

The Journal aims to present scientific information in a way that is readily comprehensible. It focuses on the health and health-related behaviour of the population as well as disease prevention and the utilisation of health care services in Germany. One of the central data sources for published articles is the nationwide health monitoring at the Robert Koch Institute.

The Journal of Health Monitoring will follow a continuous publication schedule from the second quarter of 2024. Articles will be published online as soon as they are ready. Published articles will be collected in four issues per year. Original articles are subject to peer review. All articles are made available in English and German. The English articles are indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), that has awarded the DOAJ Seal for best practice in open access publishing to the Journal, and archived at PubMed Central (accessible via PubMed search).

Articles published in the Journal can be accessed free of charge on the Robert Koch Institute’s website. Information about new issues is available in the newsletter provided by Federal Health Reporting.


Robert Koch Institute
Nordufer 20
13353 Berlin

Editorial Office

Department of Epidemiology and Health Monitoring
Unit: Health Reporting
General-Pape-Str. 62–66
12101 Berlin


Dr Livia Ryl
E-mail: healthmonitoring[at]
Phone.: +49 (0)30-18 754-0


Dr Thomas Ziese
Deputy: Dr Anke-Christine Saß


Dr Martina Groth, Johanna Gutsche, Dr Birte Hintzpeter, Dr Livia Ryl


Alexander Krönke, Kerstin Möllerke




External contributions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Robert Koch Institute.