Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Office of Health Protection, Department of Health. The journal aims to disseminate information on the epidemiology, surveillance, prevention and control of communicable diseases of relevance to Australia.

Page last updated: 20 September 2018

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Editorial

The Future of CDI

Cindy Toms || PII: S2209-6051(18)00007-6 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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Original Articles

Use of tuberculin skin test, chest radiograph and interferon-gamma release assay to select migrants for treatment of latent tuberculosis

Michael G Flynn, Megan A Rees, Ayesha Saqib || PII: S2209-6051(18)00001-5 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: varicella-zoster virus infections, 1998–2015

Meru Sheel, Frank Beard, Helen Quinn, Aditi Dey, Martyn Kirk, Ann Koehler, Peter Markey, Peter McIntyre, Kristine Macartney || PII: S2209-6051(18)00002-7 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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Distribution of Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) Vaccine in Victoria 2013-2015

N.X. Wong, N. Crawford, J. Lawrie, J. Hickman, S. Elia, J. Buttery || PII: S2209-6051(18)00003-9 || Published online: 12/09/2018
Full Text (Word 1.66 MB) (PDF 3.50 MB)

An Outbreak of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Tasmania

Laura J Edwards, Katrina Wilson, Mark GK Veitch || PII: S2209-6051(18)00004-0 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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Evaluation of Australia’s Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) Surveillance Program

Alexandra M Marmor, David Harley || PII: S2209-6051(18)00005-2 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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All 2018 Articles

Reports

Annual reports

Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit Annual Report, 2017

Suzy Teutsch, Yvonne Zurynski, Elizabeth Elliott, and all chief investigators of APSU surveillance studies || PII:S2209-6051(18)00006-4 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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All 2018 Articles

About Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Aims

Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Office of Health Protection, Department of Health. The journal aims to disseminate information on the epidemiology, surveillance, prevention and control of communicable diseases of relevance to Australia.

Correspondence

Correspondence should be sent to: cdi.editor@health.gov.au

Available file formats and accessibility

CDI is published electronically only and is available in two formats from this website; Adobe Acrobat - Portable Document Format (PDF) and – depending on publication date – accessible Microsoft® Word or HTML format.

Indexing

CDI is listed on MEDLINE and indexed by PubMed, an online searchable index of published articles and authors.

Access model

CDI is open access. All articles are published and made available free of charge. CDI does not mail out hard copies of articles.

ISSN

ISSN: 2209-6051 (Online)

Disclaimer

Opinions expressed in Communicable Diseases Intelligence are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Australian Government Department of Health or the Communicable Diseases Network Australia. Data may be subject to revision.

Editorial team

The Editorial team consists of the Editor, Deputy Editors, and two publication staff. The Editorial team is supported by an Editorial advisory board.

Editor: Cindy Toms
Deputy Editor:
Phil Wright
Editorial and Production Staff:
Leroy Trapani and Kasra Yousefi

Editorial advisory board

The role of the CDI Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) is to:

  • provide expert advice to the CDI editorial team; advocate for CDI in the broader community;
  • serve as a critical sounding board for the editorial team on editorial ideas and themes;
  • provide ideas for features and news and thoughts on current trends; and provide constructive feedback on published issues.
Peter McIntyre (Chair)
David Durrheim
Mark Ferson
John Kaldor
Martyn Kirk

Information for authors

Letters to the editor & invited editorials

The editorial team welcome comments on articles published in CDI in the form of letters to the Editor. Letters should normally be less than 500 words.

Submissions and article types

CDI encourages submissions consistent with the objectives from practitioners in all disciplines across the public health field. Advanced trainees and post graduate students are also encouraged to submit to CDI. CDI publishes original articles, short reports, annual reports and quarterly reports, letters to the editor and editorials. Original articles and short reports are peer-reviewed. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for CDI please email the CDI Editorial Team with your details and areas of expertise. More information about articles types is available on the Instructions for authors page.

Manuscripts for submission
Authorship
Types of manuscript
Peer review process
Document preparation
Tables
Figures and illustrations
Web accessibility requirements
References
Ethics
Copyright
Submission of manuscripts
Sample HTML text descriptors for web accessibility and metadata
Specifications for Excel figures for CDI
Vancouver reference style for Communicable Diseases Intelligence

History

The journal has been published quarterly since 2001. Hard copy printing ceased in 2011. CDI does not mail out hard copies of articles.

CDI has been published as a bulletin and later a journal since 1977,initially as a fortnightly typewritten bulletin. CDI became a professionally printed publication in 1991. In mid-1992 parts of CDI became available electronically. Online reproduction of the articles in HTML and PDF formats began in 1997. In 2018, CDI moved away from publishing 4 quarterly issues per year to an online-first, per-article publication model. Previous issues are freely available under the following existing structure.

This table is a guide for finding past CDI articles and their available file format(s) based on their publication timeframe. For articles that published before 1997 (i.e. pre online publication), please contact us using the email cdi.editor@health.gov.au for a scanned copy.
Timeframe Publication model File formats Access
Jan 2018-Present Yearly volumes containing individual articles Accessible PDF and MS-Word Online
1997-2017 Yearly volumes divided to 4 quarterly issues Accessible PDF and HTML Online – use sidebar to browse the volumes
1978-1997 (Pre-Internet) Yearly volumes divided to 4 quarterly issues, Bulletins Scanned Image Per request by email to cdi.editor@health.gov.au