Acceptance Rate:
Time to first decision:
6 days*
Time to first decision with review:
71 days*
Time from acceptance to publication:
21 days*
Impact Factor (JCR):

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. For information about Occupational and Environmental Medicine Editor-in-Chief Professor Hans Kromhout and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Plan S compliance

Occupational and Environmental Medicine is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and  Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal information

Occupational and Environmental Medicine is owned by BMJ. Occupational and Environmental Medicine is the official journal of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine, and the the Scientific Committee on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH).
Publication model
Subscription; with hybrid open access option
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Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Extended; BIOSIS Reviews, Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Life Sciences; MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Peer review model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
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Journal Statistics 2023

Acceptance rate: 17%
Speed Time to first decision without review: 6 days (median) Time to first decision with review: 71 days (median) Time from acceptance to publication: 21 days (median)
Impact Impact Factor category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health Impact Factor (JCR): 4.9 Impact Factor rank: 51/207 5 Year Impact Factor: 4.8 Journal Citation Indicator:1.24 Eigenfactor Score: 0.00802 Citescore: 7.6 Citescore rank: 57/577 SciMago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.149
Reach Total content views: 413,231 Total Altmetric mentions: 3,477
The impact that academic research has cannot be defined by one single metric. In 2013, BMJ signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We did this to show our support for using multiple measures and metrics to portray journals’ impact; moving away from the Impact Factor as a single measure. How we get these metrics

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