The Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS, the National Institute of Health in Italy) has been publishing since its foundation in 1934 and has been the publisher of its own journal since 1938. Over the years, numerous institutional journals have developed in parallel with the publication of articles and monographs in international and national literature.

To ensure the quality and integrity of its publications, the ISS complies with international publishing standards such as the "Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals" of the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors).

The ISS is a member of the EASE (European Association of Science Editors) and actively participates in the international debate on science communication, also contributing to the creation of editorial guidelines, such as the EASE Guidelines, the Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) Guidelines.

All documents published by the ISS have been open access and free of charge since 2000. From 2021, the new "Policy on the management of research results (scientific publications and data) produced by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità" is in force,  also taken up in the document "Promotion of research integrity: guidelines of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità".

The entire editorial production of ISS staff is accessible through the open institutional archive PublISS

which contains over 45,000 records and provides access to the full text to publications, in compliance with the Open Access communication model, according to the ISS editorial policy.



Annali dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Annali dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità is a peer reviewed quarterly science journal which publishes research articles in biomedicine, translational research and in many other disciplines of the health sciences. It is indexed by the main bibliographic databases like MEDLINE, ProQuest, SCOPUS, WEB OF SCIENCE and others. Impact Factor (2021): 2,210.
For article submission, register on the website

Bollettino epidemiologico nazionale

The Bollettino epidemiologico nazionale (National epidemiological bulletin)  is a quarterly online science journal. It publishes original articles in Italian (with abstracts in English) in the field of epidemiology with a particular interest in epidemiological studies, surveillances, health promotion and prevention, good practice, citizens’ empowerment for health choices and clinical governance. The journal follows a double-blind peer review process.
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Notiziario dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Monthly newsletter dedicated to current information on institutional activities: research and study developments, conference reports, services offered by the Institute. The publication is reserved for ISS staff, also in collaboration with external researchers.

Rapporti ISTISAN

They publish studies, research and technical protocols relevant nationally and/or internationally, reports, activities carried out by the Institute, conference proceedings, technical standards. The publication is reserved for ISS staff, also in collaboration with external researchers.

Rapporti ISS Sorveglianza

Technical documents containing surveillance data on specific topics, maily produced in the field of infectious diseases

ISTISAN Congressi

They publish summaries of communications and posters presented at events organized by the Institute. The publication is reserved for ISS staff, also in collaboration with external researchers.

Strumenti di riferimento

They publish information and data for quick consultation concerning the activities of the Institute: catalogues, bibliographies, address lists, repertoires, etc.

Rapporti ISS COVID-19

These reports are addressed to healthcare professionals and deal with the different aspects of the pandemic. They provide essential and urgent guidance for emergency management and are subject to updates. They are produced by the COVID-19 ISS Working Groups composed of researchers from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, who can also work in collaboration with other institutions.

I beni storico-scientifici dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità

They contain personal memories, archival documents and photographs to preserve the history of the Institute in particularly significant areas, such as therapeutic chemistry, organic elemental microanalysis, electron microscopy, malariology and physics.

Dispense per la scuola

They contain useful ideas for teachers to develop educational itineraries at school on specific scientific topics, of interest to young people, as part of the Institute's research activities.

Leaflets, brochures and other publications

They contain information of general interest about the Institute and public health topics. All publications are available online in full-text.

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