The Australasian Epidemiologist (AE) is a publication of the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) that is distributed to all members of the AEA. Articles are intended to inform members of the most recent epidemiological research being done in Australasia and to stimulate thought, discussion and comment, particularly with respect to the relationship between epidemiology and public health practice and policy. AE is published three times a year in April, September and December. The September issue is devoted to the proceedings of the AEA Annual Scientific Meeting. The journal is split into two sections: a Round Table section, and a Peer Review section.
The Round Table section of the AE is a forum for dissemination without peer review of research findings, discussion and debate around current topics. Articles may present original research, opinions and perspectives, personal experiences, new methodologies, a review of the literature or a discussion of policy and its impact on research and public health practice. Contributions in this category must be consistent with the theme of a forthcoming Round Table. The Round Table is an excellent forum for students and new investigators to publish their research and for experienced epidemiologists to provide insight into current hot topics or controversies in epidemiology. A call for papers on coming themes for the Round Table is made through the AEA Email Bulletin and on the AEA website.
The Peer Review section of AE is for submissions of reports of original research findings including studies of statistical or methodological issues. This section offers an opportunity to publish research in AE with peer‐review. These articles do not have to relate to the theme or the deadline for submission of the Round Table. Submissions for the peer‐review section are welcome at any time.
Contributions appearing in the Australasian Epidemiologist do not necessarily reflect the views of the AEA but are intended to inform and stimulate discussion and comment. We will consider written contributions that do not essentially duplicate already published material and are not being simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere.
All contributions should be emailed to:
The Editors, Australasian Epidemiologist