About the Journal
The Annals of Occupational Hygiene is one of the world's leading research journals in the field of recognizing, quantifying, removing, or controlling hazards and risks to health from work.
We are interested in:
- recognition and quantification of exposure and risk and their relationship;
- management and communication of risks;
- control techniques, and development of standards of control;
- basic mechanisms, for example of hazards or control.
We expect papers to use up-to-date approaches to quantifying exposure and risk resulting from work, and we welcome papers that help develop research techniques on these. Exposures of interest are traditionally chemical, physical and biological agents, but may also include ergonomic risks, psychosocial or physiological stressors, or injury risks if they have lessons for the study of risk to health at work or its control.
There is heavy pressure on space in the journal, and the above interests mean that we do not usually publish papers which report local conditions without lessons that can be applied more generally, or on health effects without information on causative agents or exposure which could lead to better control, or on infection control unless the risk is mainly occupational. A key question we apply to submissions is, "Is this paper going to help readers better quantify and control risk to health resulting from work?"
The Annals of Occupational Hygiene is published by Oxford University Press for the British Occupational Hygiene Society
The BOHS Council has approved a change in the name of the Annals of Occupational Hygiene. Beginning with Volume 61, 2017, the new name will be:
Annals of Work Exposures and Health:
Addressing the cause and control of work-related injury and illness
Although the Annals will continue publishing work on traditional areas of occupational hygiene such as aerosol and chemical exposures in the workplace, this new title will be implemented with an expanded scope. This change is being made to reflect changes in the field of occupational hygiene and to attract a broader range of subject matter likely to have a higher impact on the health of workers.
You can read the full aims and scope here.
IMPACT FACTOR AND RANKING
|Year||Impact Factor||Si: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health||Si: Toxicology|
|2015||1.743||77 out of 172||64 out of 89|
|2014||2.101||60 out of 162||52 out of 87|
|2013||2.068||56 out of 160||52 out of 87|
|2012||2.157||49 out of 158||47 out of 85|
|2011||1.949||62 out of 157||51 out of 83|
|2010||2.014||54 out of 140||50 out of 83|
|2009||1.914||52 out of 122||46 out of 77|
|2008||1.787||53 out of 105||48 out of 75|
|2007||1.493||55 out of 100||51 out of 73|
|2006||1.910||40 out of 98||37 out of 76|
This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.
Abstracting and Indexing
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Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
Current Contents® /Life Sciences
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
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