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  1. Authors: Christiane Matuschek, Friedrich Moll, Heiner Fangerau, Johannes C. Fischer, Kurt Zänker, Martijn van Griensven, Marion Schneider, Detlef Kindgen-Milles, Wolfram Trudo Knoefel, Artur Lichtenberg, Balint Tamaskovics, Freddy Joel Djiepmo-Njanang, Wilfried Budach, Stefanie Corradini, Dieter Häussinger, Torsten Feldt…

Article of the Month: Herpesviruses reactivation following COVID-19 vaccination: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The reactivation of herpesviruses (HHV) in COVID-19 patients is evident in the literature. Several reports have been published regarding the reactivation of these viruses (HSV, VZV, EBV, and CMV) among those who got COVID-19 vaccines. This study aimed to review the current evidence to assess whether HHVs reactivation has any association with the prior administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

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European Journal of Medical Research publishes translational, preclinical and clinical research of international interest across all medical disciplines, enabling clinicians and other researchers to learn about developments and innovations within these disciplines and across the boundaries between disciplines. The journal also has a special focus on internal medicine, surgery, neurology, infectious diseases and intensive care medicine.

European Journal of Medical Research publishes high quality research and reviews and aims to ensure that the results of all well-conducted research are published, regardless of their outcome. 

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About the Editors-in-Chief

New Content ItemProf Edwin Bölke studied medicine at the University of Tübingen from 1983 to 1990, and finished his medical thesis in 1993. He completed the American national medical boards and has worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, Montefiore Hospital New York, Harbor UCLA, Los Angeles and at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. From 1998 to 2003, Prof Bölke was a specialist in the Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Ulm, and a specialist in radiation oncology at the University Hospital in Düsseldorf since 2003.

Prof Bölke is a specialist in surgery, visceral surgery, emergency medicine, and has further training in surgical intensive care medicine and sports medicine. He works as a full time specialist in radiation oncology at the University of Düsseldorf. Since 2010, Prof Bölke has been a senior physician at the Clinic for Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital in Düsseldorf. He has been a professor for radiation oncology at the University of Düsseldorf since 2012. He is an author of more than 185 papers in PubMed.

Prof Dr Martijn van Griensven is Full Professor of regenerative medicine and Chair of the Department Cell Biology-Inspired Tissue Engineering (cBITE) at the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine at Maastricht University, Netherlands. Martijn studied in Leiden, Netherlands and subsequently obtained his PhD in Hannover, Germany. In 2002, he was appointed as Professor for experimental trauma surgery and became co-director of the LBI for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology in Vienna, Austria in 2005. He was appointed as Head of experimental trauma surgery at the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 2011. 

He is a visiting Professor at Universidad Peruane Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru and Professor at the UNESCO Chair for biomaterials at Universidad de la Habana, Cuba. Furthermore, he is an official Associate Researcher at the Musculoskeletal Gene Research Group at the Department of Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, USA. His research areas are related to engineering methods for the musculoskeletal system.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.8
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.9
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.818
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.736

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 36
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 151

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,790,363
    Altmetric mentions: 5,415