Atlantis Press Acquires Journal from Saudi Ministry of Health

December 7th, 2018

Earlier this week, Atlantis Press concluded the acquisition of the Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health from the Saudi Ministry of Health. The journal will transfer from its current publisher Elsevier to Atlantis Press effective immediately. The acquisition marks the third addition of a medical journal to the Atlantis Press journals portfolio within the space of two months and is in line with the company's strategy to expand the scope of its current portfolio across all STM disciplines.

The Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health (JEGH) was founded by the Saudi Ministry of Health in 2011 and has been published by Elsevier since its launch. JEGH aims to impact global epidemiology and international health with articles focused on innovative scholarship and strategies to advance global health policy. The journal seeks to improve regional and global health by informing efforts to reduce the risk of communicable and non-communicable diseases and takes special interest in publishing rigorous assessments of policies which have been implemented based on epidemiological and public health research.

JEGH will remain a fully open access journal which is scheduled to appear quarterly. All remaining 2018 issues will be published under Atlantis Press and the online system for new submissions is expected to open shortly. The journal is currently indexed in Clarivate's Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Medline (PubMed), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Scopus with a 2017 CiteScore of 1.18.

Atlantis Press ( is a global open access publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content which was founded in Paris in 2006 and which currently has offices in Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Beijing. The company’s mission is to support the advancement of scientific, technical and medical research by contributing to a more efficient and effective dissemination and exchange of knowledge both for the research community and society at large. The Atlantis Press content platform currently contains more than 90,000 published articles which are all open access and hence freely accessible.