About Injury Prevention
Aims and scope
Since its inception in 1995 Injury Prevention has been the preeminent repository of original research and compelling commentary relevant to this increasingly important field. An international peer review journal, Injury Prevention 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.
The journal is indexed by the National Library of Medicine, Index Medicus and Embase. Its Impact Factor for 2009 was 1.504, ranking in the top half of all public health journals.
Injury Prevention is more than a collection of original articles, brief reports and methodological submissions. To ensure its appeal to both academics and front-line 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.
Injury Prevention is owned by BMJ.
|Acceptance rate||18% for original research submitted in 2012|
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|Indexed by||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|
|ISSN of IP||1353-8047|
|ISSN of IP Online||1475-5785|
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- International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention (ISCAIP)
- Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR)
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