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Since its inception in 1995, Injury Prevention has been the pre-eminent repository of original research and compelling commentary relevant to this increasingly important field. An international peer reviewed journal, it 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.

Injury Prevention is more than a collection of original articles, brief reports and methodological submissions. To ensure its appeal to both academics and frontline workers, Injury Prevention regularly includes a News and Notes section and other special features: program reports, guest editorials, commentaries, book reviews, and letters.

Above all, the papers reflect the journal’s international orientation. Its large and distinguished editorial board represents 20 different countries. with a growing number of contributions from researchers and program planners in low and middle income countries.

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For guidelines on submission and editorial policies for Injury Prevention please refer to the BMJ Author Hub. Here you will find information on planning your research through to submitting and promoting your research.

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Acceptance rate

22% for original research

Time from submission to first decision

34 days for original articles

Time from acceptance to publication

22 days (online)
8 months (print)



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MEDLINE (National Library of Medicine), CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) 1995 -, Current Contents 2002 -, CSA,TOXLINE 1999, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management 2002 -, Health and Safety Science Abstracts (Online Edition), Health STAR/Ovid Healthstar 1995 -, Index Medicus 1995 -, Physical Education Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus

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