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The Journal of Primary Prevention

The Journal of Primary Prevention

Editor-in-Chief: Christopher L. Ringwalt

ISSN: 0278-095X (print version)
ISSN: 1573-6547 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10935

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Special Issue: Opioid Overdose Prevention

Edited by Karin A. Mack, Christopher Jones, and Chris Ringwalt

The Journal of Primary Prevention (JOPP) is preparing a Special Issue on the prevention of misuse/abuse and overdose from prescription and illicit opioids. We are interested in soliciting papers that provide new knowledge, innovation solutions, and keen insights. Topics or approaches might include:
  • Research studies showing effect of national, state, or local prevention programs
  • Epidemiologic profiles of opioid misuse and/or overdose among key groups (e.g., older adults, adolescents, American Indians/Alaska Natives)
  • Programs demonstrating effective change in key levers of the opioid epidemic (e.g., prescribing behaviors, safe use of prescription opioids, availability of illicit opioids)
  • Programs that target high-risk populations or promote safe and healthy behaviors
  • Research describing efforts to enact population-level change to reduce opioid misuse or overdose
  • Behavioral and social science perspectives on preventing opioid misuse or overdose, including new theoretical models
  • Economic analyses of opioid misuse, use disorders, or overdose prevention programs
  • Manuscripts that demonstrate a system-level perspective in addressing the opioid epidemic
JOPP encourages various types of papers: original research, literature reviews, practice-oriented reports from the field, and brief reports. Prospective authors should contact Karin Mack (kmack@cdc.gov) in order to indicate interest and/or ask questions about the issue. No federal funds are being used to sponsor this issue.

Important Dates

Call Opens: Monday, May 15, 2017
Call Closes: Sunday, October 15, 2017

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    The Journal of Primary Prevention publishes manuscripts that address the prevention of high risk behaviors, the reduction of associated problems and harms, and the promotion and maintenance of healthy functioning and psychosocial wellness.  We publish a wide spectrum of studies that include the epidemiology and determinants of high risk behavior and environments, as well as the development, evaluation, translation, sustainability, and costs and benefits of preventive interventions.

    Specific types of papers published in the journal include original research, research methods and practice, brief reports, and literature reviews. The selection of articles for publication is based on their contribution to the field of prevention, clarity of presentation, adequacy of research methodology, and significance of research findings.

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