About Communicable Diseases Intelligence

This page contains introductory information about the journal Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Page last updated: 09 November 2022

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Aims and objectives

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


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

Editorial team

The editorial team consists of the editor, deputy editor, and a designer. The editorial team is supported by an Editorial Advisory Board (EAB).

Editor: Noel Lally
Deputy Editor: Simon Petrie
Design and Production: 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.

David Durrheim
Mark Ferson
John Kaldor
Martyn Kirk
Linda Selvey

Available file formats and accessibility

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


CDI is listed on MEDLINE and indexed by PubMed, an online searchable index of published articles and authors. CDI is also available full-text on the Global Health database (CABI) and on the Elsevier services EMBASE and Scopus.

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: 2209-6051 (Online)


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