Acceptance rate


Time to first decision

6 days*

Time to first decision with review

71 days*

Acceptance to publication

17 days*

Impact Factor (JCR)




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 online only.

It is the official journal of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR).

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

Plan S compliance

Injury Prevention is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and  Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal information

Ownership Injury Prevention is owned by BMJ
Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Bi-monthly (online only)
Launch date 1995
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index; Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 1475-5785

Journal Statistics (2021)

Acceptance rate: 16%

Time to first decision without review (median): 6 days
Time to first decision with review (median): 71 days
Time from acceptance to publication (median): 17 days

Impact Factor category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Impact Factor (JCR): 2.399
Impact Factor rank: 90/176
5 year Impact Factor: 3.002
Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.86
Eigenfactor: 0.0052
Citescore: 4.2
Citescore rank: 154/562
Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.003

2021 total content views: 366,126
2021 total Altmetric mentions: 1,102

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