Occupational Medicine (journal)

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Occupational Medicine  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Occ. Med. (London)
Discipline Occupational medicine, industrial hygiene
Language English
Edited by John Hobson
Publication details
Oxford University press (United Kingdom)
Publication history
Frequency 8/year
ISSN 0962-7480

Occupational Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering occupational medicine, including occupational health psychology and organizational psychology that is published eight times per year by Oxford University Press. It covers "work-related injury and illness, accident and illness prevention, health promotion, occupational disease, health education, the establishment and implementation of health and safety standards, monitoring of the work environment, and the management of recognized hazards".[1] It was established in 1948.

Journal content[edit]

In addition to its peer-reviewed original research articles and accompanying commentaries, the journal regularly includes the following sections:

  • Editorials: Editorials present the view of the authors on a wide range of topics of interest to occupational physicians.
  • Case reports: Structured as a short format original paper.
  • Letters to the Editor: Letters which serve to clarify subjects published in previous issues of the journal or in response to original research.
  • Filler articles: Short articles of interest related to the practice of occupational medicine in less than 500 words.
  • Book Reviews

Impact ratings[edit]

Year Impact Factor
2013 1.472
2012 1.451
2011 1.136
2010 1.431
2009 1.124
2008 1.324
2007 1.141
2006 0.812

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is covered by several major indexing services including:

  • CAB Abstracts
  • Current Contents® /Clinical Medicine
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Management
  • Ergonomics Abstracts
  • Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
  • PubMed
  • Science Citation Index®


  1. ^ About The Journal web page (website visited Jan. 26, 2009)