Information for JCE Authors and Readers

Peer Review:
The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology operates a single blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. More information on types of peer review.

Researcher Academy
Researcher Academy is a free e-learning platform designed to support early and mid-career researchers throughout their research journey. The "Learn" environment at Researcher Academy offers several interactive modules, webinars, downloadable guides and resources to guide you through the process of writing for research and going through peer review. Feel free to use these free resources to improve your submission and navigate the publication process with ease.

Visit the page on “Becoming a peer reviewer” for tutorials on how to (and how not to) review a manuscript:

How to Share Your JCE Article
Published Article: Corresponding authors of JCE articles receive a customized Share Link providing 50 days free access to the final published version of the article on ScienceDirect. The Share Link can be used for sharing the article via any communication channel, including email and social media.

Published Gold Open Access Article: Corresponding authors who have published their article gold open access do not receive a Share Link as their final published version of the article is available open access on ScienceDirect and can be shared through the article DOI link.

Preprints, the version of the article that was submitted to the journal, may be shared anytime, anywhere.

Accepted Manuscripts may be shared immediately in limited cases, and more widely after a 12-month embargo period. For more details, please visit

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