The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) is the official journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. It publishes articles 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 and 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. The journal also publishes policy statements, review articles, media reviews and editorials. The journal also periodically publishes supplements and special theme issues devoted to cutting-edge and emerging topics.

Ranking and Impact

  • Impact Factor: 4.127
  • 5-year impact factor: 5.168
  • ® Clarivate Analytics, 2018 Ranking: 20 out of 154
  • Medicine, General and Internal category Ranking: 23 out of 180
  • Category: Public, Environmental and Occupational Health

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.