About ACE


  • Annals of Clinical Epidemiology (ACE) publishes peer-reviewed, open access articles in all areas of clinical epidemiology. Supported by the Society for Clinical Epidemiology(SCE), the journal aims to promote high-quality medical research, cultivate clinicians who have a researcher’s mindset, and contribute to addressing various challenges facing medicine today. To support its goal of publishing the most up-to-date clinical and epidemiological information, ACE provides authors worldwide with full peer-review services by subject experts.
  • ACE publishes Original Articles, Review Articles, Study Protocols, Short Reports, Letters to the Editor, and Seminars. The journal also welcomes original articles with nonsignificant results to avoid publication bias in epidemiological researchers, clinicians, and health professionals. The journal is published four times each year (January, April, July and October).

COMMENTS by Editor in Chief

December 1, 2018

Inaugural Message from the Editor-in-Chief

With profound pleasure and humility, I celebrate the launch of the new journal Annals of Clinical Epidemiology (ACE), published by the Society for Clinical Epidemiology. On behalf of the members of the Editorial Board, I thank all who have volunteered to contribute to the launch of the journal and extend a warm welcome to the readership of ACE.

ACE provides an international forum to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge on clinical epidemiology and exchange information on cutting-edge technology in multidisciplinary scientific fields relating to clinical studies. ACE also provides a great opportunity for clinicians to immerse themselves in clinical studies and to publish research that is expected to have a significant impact on clinical practice.

ACE is committed to publishing manuscripts that have received recommendations of high priority through the review process. Authors of manuscripts with medium priority will be requested to extensively revise their manuscripts according to the reviewers’ constructive and educational comments, and the acceptance of these manuscripts will be judged on a case-by-case basis. ACE will also periodically issue special educational papers to reinforce knowledge in areas of clinical epidemiology for young researchers.

ACE aims to be the leading journal for clinical epidemiology. ACE will publish high-quality, up-to-date, original contributions. We appreciate any papers that will substantially contribute to the success of ACE.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to ACE.

Dr. Hideo Yasunaga
Annals of Clinical Epidemiology

About the Society for Clinical Epidemiology

The SCE is a scientific and educational association of clinical researchers founded in 2017 to promote high-quality medical research, cultivate clinicians who have a researcher’s mindset, and contribute to addressing the various challenges facing medicine today, especially through the encouragement of big data-based studies. The SCE has approximately 1000 members, and the major activities of the SCE are as follows:

  1. Promotes clinical research that can contribute to clinical practice and healthcare policies, especially research based on real-world data.
  2. Provides various programs, such as education programs and certifications from “clinical epidemiology experts,” to help researchers keep up with the latest information on big data-based research.
  3. Cooperates with various large-scale database projects, such as the National Database (NDB), National Clinical Database (NCD), and Diagnostic Procedure Combination (DPC).
  4. Plans and conducts large-scale research along with other clinical societies.
  5. Builds the next generation of talent by providing opportunities for competition and commendation.
President: Shunichi Fukuhara
Address: Shin-kagurazaka Bldg. 2F, 43 Tansu-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 162-0833
E-mail: office@clinicalepi.org