Aims and scope

Occupational and Environmental Medicine is an international peer reviewed journal covering current developments in occupational and environmental health worldwide. Occupational and Environmental Medicine publishes high-quality research relating to the full range of chemical, physical, ergonomic, biological and psychosocial hazards in the workplace and to environmental contaminants and their health effects. The journal welcomes research aimed at improving the evidence-based practice of occupational and environmental research; including the development and application of novel biological and statistical techniques in addition to evaluation of interventions in controlling occupational and environmental risks.


Occupational and Environmental Medicine is owned by BMJ.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine is adopted as the official journal of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Journal statistics 2015

Acceptance rate

15% for Original Research

Instant Reject Rate

57% for all papers, receiving a decision within 1-3 days

Time from Submission to First Decision

42 days

Time from Submission to Final Decision

21 weeks

Time from Acceptance to Publication

12 days (online)
4 months (print)



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Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase), Scopus

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