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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 is published quarterly and is supplemented by special issues. Each issue has a main theme to which contributions are invited. The Journal publishes original work, reviews, descriptive articles (such as project descriptions, conference proceedings) and guidelines. Published article types include Focus, Fact sheet, Concepts & Methods, Proceedings and Editorial. Articles (with the exception of Editorials) are subject to peer review and are made available in English and German.

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
Phone: +49 (0)30-18 754-3400
E-mail: [email protected]


Dr Thomas Ziese


Johanna Gutsche, Dr Birte Hintzpeter, Dr Franziska Prütz, Dr Martina Rabenberg, Dr Alexander Rommel, Dr Livia Ryl, Dr Anke-Christine Saß, Stefanie Seeling, Martin Thißen


Gisela Dugnus, Alexander Krönke, Kerstin Möllerke