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.

The journal is the official publication of the Society for Prevention Research and publishes literature reviews, theoretical articles, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, brief reports, replication studies and papers concerning new developments in methodology.

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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
69 days
Submission to first decision
322 days
Submission to acceptance
323,813 (2020)
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1573-6695
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1389-4986
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