Aim, scope and rigour

The CCDR provides practical and authoritative information on infectious diseases to clinicians and public health professionals as well as researchers, policy-makers, teachers, students and others who are interested in infectious diseases. CCDR publishes surveillance reports, outbreak reports, original research, rapid communications, advisory committee statements and more.

The journal ensures scientific rigour through a double-blind review process, participation of Guest and Associate Scientific Editors and an international expert advisory Editorial Board.

Open access

The Canada Communicable Disease Report is open access for readers and authors. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of all articles at no cost. Authors do not pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Submission Charges to publish with CCDR.

Articles are indexed in PubMed and PubMed Central as well as PubMed Central Canada.


The CCDR is funded solely by the Government of Canada. The journal has been in continuous publication since 1975. It was initially funded and published by Health Canada. Since 2004, CCDR has been funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.