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American Journal of Preventive Medicine

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering research in preventive medicine and public health. It also occasionally produces topical supplements.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine  
DisciplinePreventive medicine
Public health
Edited byMatthew L. Boulton
Publication details
4.527 (2014)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Am. J. Prev. Med.
ISSN0749-3797 (print)
1873-2607 (web)
OCLC no.11120856


It was established in 1985 as a bimonthly journal and is the official journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.[1] The journal receives oversight from a standing Governing Board comprising members of APTR, ACPM, and the editorial team and the current editor-in-chief is Matthew L. Boulton of University of Michigan. The first editor-in-chief was Nemat O. Borhani in 1985, followed by Joseph Stokes, who took the job in 1986 and served until his death in 1989. After this Bob Lawrence took over temporarily,[2] until Charles Hennekens took the role in 1991.[3] Kevin Patrick then served in the position starting in 1994 and until Boulton took over in 2014, and now holds the position of Editor Emeritus.[4] The journal is published by Elsevier.[5] It is a print journal that also publishes its articles online.[6]


The Journal Guide describes the purpose of the journal as publishing original research, “on interventions aimed at the prevention of chronic and acute disease and the promotion of individual and community health.”[5] Topics that have been published in the journal have included obesity,[7][8] diabetes,[9] cancer,[10] smoking,[11] physical activity and sedentary behaviors (including related topics like the availability of public parks on exercise trends),[12][13] nutrition,[14] the financial relationship between junk food providers and national health organizations,[15] women’s health,[16] suicides and violence,[17] addiction and drug abuse,[18] and driving under the influence preventive methods.[19][20]

Abstracting and indexingEdit


  1. ^ "American Journal of Preventive Medicine. - NLM Catalog - NCBI".
  2. ^ Kenneth S. Warren & Frederick Mosteller (1993). Doing More Good Than Harm: The Evaluation of Health Care Interventions. The New York Acad. of Sciences. p. 167.
  3. ^ Medicine, Institute of; Board, Food and Nutrition; Intakes, Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference (17 October 1999). "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride". National Academies Press – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "New Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)". APTR Web.
  5. ^ a b "JournalGuide - American Journal of Preventive Medicine".
  6. ^ "More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes".
  7. ^ "Law Enforcement Is the Fattest Profession, Study Finds".
  8. ^ "Study predicts 42 percent of Americans will be obese in 2030".
  9. ^ Health, Latinos (13 December 2016). "Diabetes Prevention Needs Long-Term Exercise and Weight Loss [STUDY]".
  10. ^ "Public Grows More Wary of E-Cigarettes". 5 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Study Supports Smoking Cessation for Smokers of Any Age". 30 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Breaking back? - Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". 8 January 2017.
  13. ^ Lee, Bruce Y. "10 Health Problems That The Outdoors Can Help Prevent And Treat".
  14. ^ "How Obamacare could help end hunger - The Boston Globe".
  15. ^ "Should You Trust the New Research About Sugar?".
  16. ^ "Study: Prolonged sitting jeopardizes older women's health - Cornell Chronicle".
  17. ^ "American Journal of Preventive Medicine Supplement on National Violent Death Reporting System - Suicide Prevention Resource Center".
  18. ^ "Fact Sheets".
  19. ^ "'Breathalyzer' ignitions may cut fatal car crashes - Futurity". 9 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-01-07. Retrieved 2017-03-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "American Journal of Preventive Medicine". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016.

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