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About the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR ) series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Often called “the voice of CDC,” the MMWR  series is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.

MMWR  readership predominantly consists of physicians, nurses, public health practitioners, epidemiologists and other scientists, researchers, educators, and laboratorians.

The data in the weekly MMWR  are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments. Questions or comments about the MMWR Series can be sent to or to the following:

MMWR  Series
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, N.E.
Mailstop E-90
Atlanta, GA 30333

Reports submitted for publication consideration can be sent to the address above or to


MMWR  Weekly: 2016 Journal Impact Factor (Journal Citation Reports, 2017)

    • 11.483
    • Ranked 2nd in the subject category of PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH in the Science Citation Index Expanded edition of JCR

MMWR  Weekly: Google Scholar h-Index (July 2016)


  • More than 250,000 electronic subscribers through GovDelivery
  • The journal site receives more than 23.0 million page views (CDC Web Statistics).


The MMWR  series of publications is identifiable by the following ISSN numbers:

Publication ISSN eISSN*
MMWR  Weekly 0149-2195 1545-861X
MMWR  Recommendations and Reports 1057-5987 1545-8601
MMWR  Surveillance Summaries 1546-0738 1545-8636
MMWR  Supplements 2380-8950 2380-8942

*Electronic version of the publication

All material in the MMWR  series is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without special permission; citation as to source, however, is appreciated.