Validation period: 12/7/2022, 11:07:50 AM - 12/14/2022, 11:07:50 AM
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Acceptance rate:
Time to first decision:
6 days*
Time to first decision with review:
71 days*
Acceptance to publication:
17 days*
Impact Factor (JCR):
*median number of days

Aims and scope

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

Injury Prevention is owned by BMJ
Publication Model
Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Bi-monthly (online only)
Launch date
Digital Archives
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 anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics (2021)

Acceptance rate: 16%
Speed 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 Impact Factor category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health Impact Factor (JCR): 3.775 Impact Factor rank: 91/201 5 year Impact Factor: 3.663 Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.94 Eigenfactor: 0.00504 Citescore: 4.2 Citescore rank: 154/562 Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.003
Reach 2021 total content views: 366,126 2021 total Altmetric mentions: 1,102
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