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, accidents, teenage pregnancy, suicide, delinquency, STD's, obesity, diet/nutrition, exercise, and chronic illness. The journal also publishes literature reviews, theoretical articles, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, brief reports, replication studies, and papers concerning new developments in methodology.

Prevention Science is the official publication of the Society for Prevention Research.

  • 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 Bradshaw
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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2.851 (2018)
Impact factor
3.624 (2018)
Five year impact factor
82 days
Submission to first decision
316 days
Submission to acceptance
273,260 (2019)
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1573-6695
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1389-4986
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