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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


YearImpact FactorSi: ToxicologySi: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
20132.06852 out of 8756 out of 160
20122.15749 out of 158
20111.94951 out of 8362 out of 157
20102.01450 out of 8354 out of 140
20091.91446 out of 7752 out of 122
20081.78748 out of 7553 out of 105
20071.49351 out of 7355 out of 100
20061.91037 out of 7640 out of 98

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.

Abstracting and Indexing

The journal is covered by several major abstracting services including:

Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
Biological Abstracts
CAB Abstracts
Current Contents® /Life Sciences
Ergonomics Abstracts
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
Pollution Abstracts
Safety and Health at Work
Science Citation Index®
Toxicology Abstracts