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Editorial Board of the Bundesgesundheitsblatt

Members of the “Bundesgesundheitsblatt” Editorial Board. Source: © Bredow/Robert Koch-Institut

The public health journal “Bundesgesundheitsblatt – Gesundheitsforschung – Gesundheitsschutz” is published monthly by the federal institutes within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG). The journal addresses medical and scientific questions, which are relevant for the public health system and governmental health policies. The aim is to provide up-to-date information on significant developments and on specific measures for health protection, prevention concepts, risk prevention and health promotion. It covers a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from infection prevention, epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health protection, public health, health economics, care research and health telematics to questions regarding medical ethics and legal issues. Furthermore, relevant recommendations and notices from federal institutes operating in the health sector are published in this journal.

The “Bundesgesundheitsblatt” is published in collaboration with an interdisciplinary editorial board with 18 members. All of them are experts in different fields of public health and are being elected every four years. In this process, present members can be reelected or new members can be appointed. The members of the editorial board meet with the editors twice a year to discuss key topics for the following journal issues. The editorial office of the “Bundesgesundheitsblatt” is located at the Robert Koch Institute.

At present, the journal is ranked first place in Google Scholar’s category “Top publications – German”. Moreover, it is indexed in Medline, Science Citation Index Expanded and Scopus. In 2009, the journal received its first impact factor. Article abstracts are available in German and in English on the journal’s website. Full texts in German are accessible for subscribers. The “Bundesgesundheitsblatt” can be purchased from the “Springer Verlag” in Heidelberg.

Date: 14.06.2016