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American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Aims and scope

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine publishes articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy. Original research is published on interventions aimed at the prevention of chronic and acute disease and the promotion of individual and community health. Of particular emphasis are papers that address the primary and secondary prevention of important clinical, behavioral and public health issues such as injury and violence, infectious disease, women's health, smoking, sedentary behaviors and physical activity, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and alcohol and drug abuse. For full aims and scope, please visit the journal website.


Responsiveness Very fast
Time from submission to first decision after peer review 2 weeks
Time to immediate reject Not Provided
Publication speed Slow
Time from acceptance to print 12 weeks
Total time to publication Not Provided
Time from submission to acceptance 16 weeks
Time from acceptance to online 6 weeks


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Coloring: use only black on white background, with bold patterns or distinct variations of gray shading. Exception: maps, photos, and graphs that are too confusing in black and white must be submitted in color.

Open Access Policy

Open access available Yes

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General information

Publisher Oxford University Press
  • American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
ISSN 0749-3797
eISSN 1873-2607
SNIP 1.700
Acceptance rate 20%
Publication Frequency Not provided
Publication Languages
  • English
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