Prevention sciences encompassing etiology, epidemiology and intervention are represented through peer-reviewed original research articles on a variety of health and social problems, including but not limited to substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, violence, bullying, accidents, teenage pregnancy, suicide, delinquency, STD's, obesity, diet/nutrition, exercise, and chronic illness.

  • Coverage includes substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, accidents, teenage pregnancy, suicide, delinquency, STD's and more
  • The journal also publishes literature reviews, theoretical articles, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, book reports, and papers concerning new developments in methodology.
  • Official publication of the Society for Prevention Research

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  • Catherine P. Bradshaw
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3.103 (2019)
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3.361 (2019)
Five year impact factor
82 days
Submission to first decision
302 days
Submission to acceptance
273,260 (2019)

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Volume 22

Issue 1, January 2021

Special Section: Promoting a Culture of Prevention: An International Perspective

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