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, and global health; assessment, policy development, and assurance; health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention; population medicine, population health, and population health management, such as health systems and services delivery; and 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. Lastly, the journal publishes AJPM papers devoted to areas of interest to public health and preventive medicine when funders mandate publication in a fully open access journal.

ACPM members receive complimentary access to the Journal with their membership! Learn how to claim your AJPM Focus subscription below.

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ACPM Members: Claim Your Subscription

Eligible ACPM members receive complimentary access to AJPM Focus, but must first claim their subcription in order to connect it to their member account. Please follow the steps outlined below to take advantage of this significant member benefit.

  1. Visit ajpmfocus.org and click "Register" in the top right corner.
  2. Enter the email on file with your ACPM membership (log-in to ACPM and check your profile if unsure).
  3. After successful registration, click on "Claim subscription" in right corner.
  4. Check the box " I receive my subscription through a society membership" and select Society/Group as American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM).
  5. Enter your Member ID number and Last Name (you can find your Member ID in your ACPM profile).
  6. Click on Activate Claim.