Eurosurveillance remains in the updated list of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). It was first added to the DOAJ on 9 September 2004. Eurosurveillance is also listed in the Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access / Rights MEtadata for Open archiving (SHERPA/RoMEO) [2], a database which uses a colour‐coding scheme to classify publishers according to their self‐archiving policy and to show the copyright and open access self-archiving policies of academic journals. Eurosurveillance is listed there as a ‘green’ journal, which means that authors can archive pre-print (i.e. pre-refereeing), post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing) and archive the publisher's version/PDF.

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Note of concern published for 'Epidemiological investigation of MERS-CoV spread in a single hospital in South Korea, May to June 2015',

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According to recent data, health information seeking is now the third most popular activity for all users over 18 years old [1]. Health professionals, one of Eurosurveillance’s target audiences, are also increasingly finding their way online. In order to keep better in touch with our audience, Eurosurveillance has now entered the world of social media and set up a Twitter account.

Eurosurveillance hopes to use Twitter to:

  • inform and alert about articles published; 
  • reach out in a new format;
  • connect with communities as well as those with a general interest in public health;
  • enhance the rapid communication of information;
  • learn from our followers – and those we follow – through their tweets.

Find us @Eurosurveillanc (truncated name ending with c) – we hope many who enjoy this medium will sign up and join to get immediate information about new articles and a heads-up about issues to come.


  1. PewResearchCenter, PewInternet & American Life Project [Internet]. Health Topics. 80% of internet users look for health information online. Washington, D.C. 2011 [Accessed 19 Jan]. Available from:

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