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Injury Prevention is an international peer reviewed journal, offers the best in science, policy, and public health practice to reduce the burden of injury in all age groups around the world. The journal publishes original research, opinion, debate and special features on the prevention of unintentional, occupational and intentional (violence-related) injuries. It is the official journal of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR).
Global burden of injury
The Global Burden of Disease study covering 188 countries reports that the global toll of injuries on daily life is down by almost a third since 1990. However, although the world is becoming a safer place, injuries remain an important cause of ill health and death - almost a billion people worldwide sustained injuries in 2013.
We know that authors can find the manuscript submission process time-consuming, so we have implemented a streamlined submission process for original research articles. By asking fewer questions at initial submission we hope to minimise the time that authors spend uploading their manuscripts and responding to post-submission queries, resulting in a faster time to first decision.
NEW: Injury surveillance supplement
The digital age has resulted in an explosion of novel data related to injury, but can this be harnessed and integrated to support the needs of contemporary injury prevention practice? This supplement, guest edited by Roderick McClure and Karin Mack from the CDC, explores the critical role that new surveillance systems can play across a wide range of injury challenges, with a particular focus on the use of technological tools to improve public health and wellbeing.
In this podcast Dr Brian Johnston talks to Wendy Shields and Eileen McDonald co-authors of the paper "Structural housing elements associated with home injuries in children".