About Communicable Diseases Intelligence

This page contains introductory information about the journal Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Page last updated: 08 March 2018

Aims and objectives

Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published quarterly 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. The objectives of CDI are to: report on surveillance of communicable diseases of relevance to Australia publish high quality original articles relevant to communicable disease epidemiology in Australia, and provide information on activities relevant to the surveillance, prevention and control of communicable disease in Australia.

Finding and accessing articles

CDI is listed on MEDLINE and indexed by PubMed, an online searchable index of published articles and authors. CDI is open access. All articles are published and made available free of charge. Subscribe to receive an email alert when new content is published. Subscription is open to anyone with an interest in public health. CDI is published electronically only and is available in two formats from this website; Adobe Acrobat - Portable Document Format (PDF) and HTML format. CDI has been published by the Department of Health 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. The journal has been published quarterly since 2001. Hard copy printing ceased in 2011. CDI does not mail out hard copies of articles.

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.

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.


Marcelle Noja
Cindy Toms

Deputy Editors

Katrina Knope
Phil Wright
Editorial and Production Staff
Leroy Trapani
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


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


ISSN 1445-4866 Online


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.