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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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220 days (print)
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