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Core Publications

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) is the official journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM). The AJPM has most recently culminated an impact factor of 5.043 (2020), which to date is the highest in the publication’s history. The designation signifies the expertise and credibility of the publication as the premier publication for preventive medicine research and a medical journal that is trusted by professionals around the world.

A Brief Overview

Articles focus on:

  • Prevention research

  • Teaching

  • Practice and policy

  • Reviews & editorials

  • Supplements and special issues

Each topic addressed strives to document:

  • Health promotion

  • Disease prevention

Papers address:

  • Modern clinical, behavioral, and public health issues

  • Educational initiatives

AJPM publication items are peer-reviewed and can be accessed online as an excellent source of information.

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AJPM Focus

AJPM Focus is the official open access journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. The aim of this journal is to serve as the academic open access repository for high-quality prevention evidence across the global spectrum of health. The journal's scope spans all aspects of public health and preventive medicine practice, teaching, and research, including:
  • Community medicine

  • Community health

  • Global health

  • Policy development

  • Health promotion

  • Disease prevention

  • Population medicine

  • Population health

  • Health systems and services delivery

  • Clinical preventive medicine

  • Integrative medicine and lifestyle medicine

Original papers, reviews, and editorials based on quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodologies, including all experimental and observational designs, are welcomed. The journal also encourages the submission of other scholarly articles such as case studies; articles that report pilot data analyses and preliminary results; studies with null or negative results; replication studies; primary or secondary research protocols; program evaluations, quality improvement findings, and policy analyses; and implementation, translation, and synthesis science studies. 

ACPM Direct Information


ACPM provides an on-going weekly newsletter that covers new developments in preventive medicine with topics important to our organization and membership. As an ACPM member, you receive access to a wide variety of information, including:

  • News and research

  • Educational opportunities

  • Upcoming events

  • Career resources and job postings

  • Public policy

  • Lifestyle medicine

  • Violence prevention

  • More!

Hear from membership and to stay up to date with events, news, and items to assist your career advancement.

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Not a member of ACPM or want to become more involved? We provide numerous resources and opportunities to join in the conversation to improve preventive medicine practices by halting disease and bettering health around the world.

Our organization relies on our membership to remain a thought leader in the preventive medicine industry. A great way to contribute is through donations! For questions or to contact our team, send us an email at or call (202) 466-2044.