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.

Editorial Board

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


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 information

Publication model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Monthly
Launch date 1944
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by 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, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Impact Factor 3.965 (2017)
CiteScore 3.01 (2017)
Peer review model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 1351-0711
Online ISSN 1470-7926

Journal statistics (2018)

Acceptance Rate 18% for original research
Instant Rejection Rate 69%
Time from Submission to First Decision 31 days
Time from Acceptance to Online Publication 18 days

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