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.

Editorial Board

For information about the Injury Prevention Editor-in-Chief Roderick J. McClure and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


Injury Prevention is owned by BMJ.

Journal information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Bi-monthly
Launch date 1995
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index; Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Impact Factor 2.420 (2017)
CiteScore 1.56 (2017)
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 1353-8047
Online ISSN 1475-5785

Journal statistics

Acceptance Rate 20% for original research
Time to Submission to First Decision 34 days
Time to Acceptance to Publication 22 days online
8 months print

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