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Aims and Content

The aim of the Journal is to promote research in the fields of occupational and environmental health and safety and to increase knowledge through the publication of original research articles, systematic reviews, and other information of high interest. Areas of interest include occupational and environmental epidemiology, occupational and environmental medicine, psychosocial factors at work, physical work load, physical activity work-related mental and musculoskeletal problems, aging, work ability and return to work, working hours and health, occupational hygiene and toxicology, work safety and injury epidemiology as well as occupational health services. In addition to observational studies, quasi-experimental and intervention studies are welcome as well as methodological papers, occupational cohort profiles, and studies associated with economic evaluation. The Journal also publishes short communications, case reports, commentaries, discussion papers, clinical questions, consensus reports, meeting reports, other reports, book reviews, news, and announcements (jobs, courses, events etc).

Open access

The aim of Scand J Work Environ Health has always been to promote high quality and impactful research in the field of occupational and environmental health and safety and increase knowledge through scientific publication. We strongly believe in the principle of open science. As of 1 January 2021Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health will only except open access content. Exception from the open access fee can be granted but only under very special conditions. All open access articles are published with a CC-BY 4.0 licence, which allows them to be shared and built on according to the restrictions of the licence. Click here for more details.

Origin

The Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health is an international scientific occupational safety and health (OSH) periodical that was formed from the fusion of the publications known formerly as Work-Environment-Health and Nordisk Hygienisk Tidskrift. It has been published in English since 1 January 1975.

Until January 2013, Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health was published by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, the Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment, and the Norwegian National Institute of Occupational Health.

Publisher

The Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health is published by the Nordic Association of Occupational Safety and Health (NOROSH).

The journal is unique among its occupational health competitors in that it retains its publishing independence and is not owned or overseen by any commercial publishing house.

Contact information

Address
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
P.O. Box 18
FI-00032 TYÖTERVEYSLAITOS
FINLAND

telephone: +358-30-474 2694
e-mail: see the editors for specific e-mail addresses

Schedule of appearance

As of 1 January 2021, the Journal will be published in print on the first of January, March, April, May, July, September, October and November.

Impact factor and ranking

For the latest available year, 2019, the impact factor of the Journal is 4.127. The journal is listed in the Journal Citation Report category of PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, where it ranks as number 28 out of 193 journals (top 15%).

Distribution

The circulation of the Journal is worldwide. At the end of 2018, it was distributed to approximately 31 countries on 6 continents. Most of the subscriptions came from the United States, Netherlands, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Spain, France, Australia, South Korea, Japan and Denmark.

Authors

The Journal is open to all authors without regard to nationality. In 2019, 447 manuscripts were submitted for publication from all over the world.

Acceptance rate

The acceptance rate of submitted manuscripts in 2019 was 13%. The Journal is increasing the number of papers it publishes per issue in order to accept a higher number of quality papers currently being submitted.

Peer review

In a peer-review process, one to four referees independently evaluate the scientific quality of the submitted manuscripts. The Journal uses a double-blind peer-review system.

Lag time

Overall, our aim is to speed up the processing of papers and we pledge to do our best to provide all authors with an initial response within two weeks of submission and a (post peer-review) reply within eight weeks.

Indexing

The Journal is indexed or abstracted in Thomson ISI (including Current Contents, the Science Citation Index, the Science Citation Index Expanded, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, and BIOSIS Previews), Excerpta Medica, OSH UPDATE (including CISDOC(E), HSELINE, and NIOSHTIC-2), PubMed, TZXLIRE, CAB Abstracts, Ebsco Host databases, ProQuest, CAS, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA/CIG), PASCAL database, National Archive Publishing Co, All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information (Viniti), Elsevier (Biographic Databases), SIIC Data Bases, Medworm, WorldCAT, Chemical Safety Newsbase, Global Health, PSYCINFO, CANCERLIT, Social Science, Pollution Abstracts, CNKI Global Academic Resources, Uncover and ToxFile.