The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) is the official journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). We believe in the publishing of a professional preventive medicine journal that provides a comprehensive overview of our innovative field.

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

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A Distinguished, Innovative Resource

The most significant and reputable preventive medicine journal in the industry, AJPM publishes peer-reviewed articles and other thought-provoking pieces in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice, and policy.

Original research is published on interventions aimed at the prevention of chronic and acute disease, as well as the promotion of individual and community health. Papers also address educational initiatives aimed at improving the ability of health professionals to provide effective clinical prevention and public health services.

AJPM regularly publishes:
  • Peer-reviewed submissions
  • Policy statements
  • ACPM news and perspectives
  • Review articles
  • Media reviews
  • Editorials
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) also periodically publishes supplements and special theme issues devoted to cutting-edge and emerging topics.

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ACPM Members: Claim Your Subscription

ACPM members receive complimentary access to AJPM, 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 and click "Register"
  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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine Impact Factor and Ranking

AJPM has achieved an exceptional impact factor and overall ranking among the academic and medical communities.

The most recent ranking and impact statistics are as follows:
  • Impact Factor: 5.043
  • 5-year impact factor: 5.443
  • Source-Normalized Impact per Paper: 1.992
  • Category: Public, Environmental and Occupational Health


Become a full member, resident member, associate member, or subscriber to receive a complimentary subscription to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM).

Your membership is highly appreciated, as are continued donations that support AJPM and other publications, like our newsletters.

Our team looks forward to speaking with you and answering any questions you may have. Send us an email at or call (202) 466-2044 for more information.  

Policy Statement

The editors and staff of AJPM adhere to the ethical standards established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and are committed to providing the authors with a transparent process in the handling of the manuscripts. Any breach of scientific integrity will be adjudicated by COPE.

In addition, AJPM follows the guidance on editorial independence produced by the World Association of Medical Editors, subscribes to the tenets of reporting guidelines established by the EQUATOR Network, and supports the policies of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.