Evolving Articles

The Elsevier’s Epidemics Journal invites submissions to its new section of evolving articles.

Very often a primary research article that analyses epidemiological data of an unfolding epidemic outbreak using epidemic modeling is submitted and published quickly. But as the outbreak progresses, the reported findings need to be updated and the primary article gets outdated.

The journal allows two types of article updates:

  • Data Update is a short communication that contains a maximum of three pieces of data (e.g., image or table).
  • Commentary Update is a short opinion piece.

Article Updates will appear through an application next to the primary article on ScienceDirect.

Evolving Articles for Epidemics Journal

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Epidemics

Instructions for Authors

Primary Article

The primary article structure is similar to a normal full length paper and should be submitted via the Epidemics Electronic Submission System: http://ees.elsevier.com/epidemics. When submitting the primary article please indicate that you’d like this manuscript to be handled by Dr. Gerardo Chowell (section editor).

Article Updates

Each update must be prepared as a single PDF file strictly following the corresponding update structure and submitted by email at epidemics@elsevier.com with the subject line “Article Update”.

Please specify in your email which article your update belongs to, e.g.:

Herewith, I’d like to submit the data/commentary update for the following article:

Vlad Novitsky, Denise K├╝hnert, Sikhulile Moyo, Erik Widenfelt, Lillian Okui, M. Essex, Phylodynamic analysis of HIV sub-epidemics in Mochudi, Botswana, Epidemics, Volume 13, December 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epidem.2015.07.002.

Data Updates

Your data update must be prepared as a single PDF file following the “Data Update structure” described below. This type of update can’t exceed the maximum allowed limit of 1500 words and 5 pages in total. Updates that do not adhere to these requirements will be returned back to the authors.

Data Update structure
  1. Update Title
  2. Authors
  3. Introduction

    1 paragraph

    Why this update is needed?

  4. Procedure

    1 paragraph

  5. Results

    1 paragraph

    Data Files (Please note: Maximum of 3; tables or figures must be embedded in the PDF file)

  6. Conclusion

    1 paragraph

    Value of addition

  7. References

    At least 3 references (First reference should be the primary paper)

Commentary Updates

Your commentary update must be prepared as a single PDF file following the “Commentary Update structure” described below. This type of update can’t exceed the maximum allowed limit of 750 words and 3 pages in total. Updates that do not adhere to these requirements will be returned back to the authors.

Commentary Update Stucture
  1. Update Title
  2. Authors
  3. Free text including the following elements
    • Introduction
    • Premise
    • Presentation of Evidence for the premise
    • Conclusion
  4. References

    At least 3 references (First reference should be the primary paper)

Feedback

If you have any questions please send your request by email to epidemics@elsevier.com