As with any discussion of academic journals, there will always be disagreements regarding whether certain titles should or should not have been included. The current article is intended to help EOH professionals decide which international journals feature most prominently, while at the same time, offering comprehensive coverage in a practically manageable amount of reading each month. As a result, Part 1 highlights journal titles that have repeatedly appeared in scientific articles published by other authors. It may or may not be considered the definitive list. Part 2 of this series will propose a ‘core’ list identified by way of bibliometric measures, such as citation counts and impact factors.