“International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health” (IJOMEH) is an English-language bimonthly (since 2013, earlier – a quarterly) founded in 1988 at the initiative of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Łódź and the Main Board of the Polish Society of Occupational Medicine. IJOMEH popularizes the achievements of Polish scientific centers of occupational medicine and environmental health at the international forum.
The journal has a distinguished Editorial Team and an international Editorial Board of outstanding experts in the field of a wide-grasp occupational and environmental health, ensuring that the journal maintains high academic standards and has a broad international coverage. The submitted articles are subjected to a rigorous peer-review prepared by reviewers chosen from among scientific authorities (in 2013 – http://www.editorialsystem.com/ijomeh/journal/about/#reviewers)
“International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health” is assigned for presenting the contemporary research in occupational and environmental health from all over the world , particularly those which could be later used in practice for preventive activities.
The journal publishes original papers, communications, review and discussion papers, case reports and letters to the Editor. Special preference is given to papers concerning industrial hygiene, toxicology, preventive medicine, diagnosis and treatment of occupational diseases, physiology and psychology of work, physical, biological and chemical hazards, carcinogenesis, environmental toxicology, environmental epidemiology and epidemiological studies devoted to occupational problems. The subject of the published works reflects the changing role of occupational medicine and environmental health in Poland and in the world.
Why subscribe and read
promotion of the world scientific achievements, including Polish accomplishments, on the international forum
high standard of contents and good publishing quality available in both forms, electronic and printed
fast peer review and publication, language-correction services for authors from non-English speaking regions
possible publication of more general and long articles about certain aspects of theory and technology, physical experiments and their application
prompt promotion of each article in numerous abstracting databases
Abstracting & Indexing
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health is covered by the following services:
AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
CABI - CAB Abstracts
CABI - Global Health
CABI - Tropical Diseases Bulletin
CABI - World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts (WAERSA)
CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
De Gruyter - IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
De Gruyter - IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
EBSCO (relevant databases)
Elsevier - EMBASE
Elsevier - EMCare
Elsevier - SCOPUS
ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
IBIDS (National Institutes of Health)
Polish Medical Bibliography/Polish Medical Library
The International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health has been published in English since February 1988. The journal was initiated by the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Łódź and the Polish Association of Occupational Medicine. Publishing the submitted papers, the Editors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals stipulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (formerly the Vancouver Group).
The International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health publishes in English editorials, original contributions, review papers, discussion papers, instructive case reports, communications on occupational and environmental health policy, letters to the Editor and book reviews. Special preference is given to papers concerning industrial hygiene, preventive medicine, diagnosis and treatment of occupational diseases, physiology and psychology of work, toxicological research, environmental toxicology, environmental epidemiology and epidemiological studies devoted to occupational and environmental problems. Manuscripts must be original and previously unpublished. Only manuscripts written in correct English will be accepted. The authors should submit the editable electronic copies of: 1) the original manuscript in Word file, 2) the title page in Word file, 3) files with editable tables, 4) files with editable figures (vector-based illustrations, in XLS, XLSX, Adobe Illustrator, PDF, CorelDRAW or EPS files). The manuscript should be typed in double-spacing on A4 paper. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the right bottom corner including references, tables and figure legends.
The manuscript should be supplied with the author(s)’ declaration that the paper submitted does not breach the copy rights of other persons, and has not been published or submitted for publication to any other journal or book. The authors should submit the Transfer of Copyrights Agreement (and optionally, if the manuscript contains photos, the Declaration of the Author of the photos) – a scan form should be sent by the Editorial System, the original version in the printed form by post. Ghostwriting and guest authorship are a sign of scientific misconduct, and as such will be publicized by the Editorial Board by notifying the institutions employing the authors, scholarly societies, etc.
Title page: 1) A running title of not more than 50 characters, including spaces; 2) the title of the paper (concise, but informative); 3) the author(s)’ full name(s), number of affiliation given in superscript; 4) the affiliations (institution name, city, country, department name); 5) corresponding author (the name and surname, institution name, address, e-mail address, telephone number of the author to whom correspondence is to be sent); 6) the number and title of the program/research/grant under which the study has been carried out and the sources of funding used for the publication, the name and degree of the manager of the program; 7) acknowledgements: one or more statements should specify: a) contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chair; b) acknowledgements of technical help; c) acknowledgements of financial and material support, which should specify the nature of the support; and d) relationships that may pose a conflict of interest.
Arrangement of the manuscript
Abstract: Each paper must be preceded by a comprehensive structured abstract 1) for original papers and short communications of not more than 300 words (abstract consists of 4 sections: Objectives, Material and Methods, Results, Conclusions); 2) for review papers and case reports of not more than 250 words, without divisions into sections.
Key words: Not more than 6 key words, each one started with a capital letter.
Introduction: It should give a clear, concise account of the background of the problem and the rationale behind the investigation. Only references with a direct bearing on the work submitted should be cited.
Material and Methods: This section should be detailed so as to give the reader a clear idea of what has been done. Drugs, chemicals, etc. should be named fully, together with their sources of supply. A chemical’s full name should precede its trade, common-usage name, or its abbreviation. Non-metrical measurements units, if used during the investigation, must be accompanied by their metric (SI) equivalents. Sub-sections should be used wherever possible.
Ethics: When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of a responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983. Do not use patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council’s guidelines for, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals were followed.
Statistics: Describe statistical methods with enough detail to provide a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. When possible, quantify the findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as the use of p values, which fails to convey important quantitative information.
Results: These should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures. Do not repeat in the text all data given in tables or figures; emphasize or summarize only important observations.
Discussion: Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and a comprehensive interpretation of the results obtained against the background of the existing knowledge. Quotations should be restricted to those with immediate relevance to the author’s findings. A review-like approach should be avoided.
References: These should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in square brackets. References cited only in the tables or in legends to figures should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. Use the style of the examples below, which are the formats used by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (more sample references on http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html). The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the Construction of the National Library of Medicine Title Abbreviations (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/constructitle.html). Additionally, if the article/book has a DOI number, it should be included in the references.
■ Standard journal article
Śliwińska-Kowalska M. Exposure to organic solvent mixture and hearing loss: Literature overview. Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2007;20(4):309–14. doi: 10.2478/v10001-007-0032-2.
If more than 6 authors:
Jędrychowski W, Pac A, Choi H, Jacek R, Sochacka-Tatara E, Dumyahn TS, et al. Personal exposure to fine particles and benzo[a]pyrene. Relation with indoor and outdoor concentrations of these pollutants in Kraków. Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2007;20(4):339–48. doi: 10.2478/v10001-007-0035-z.
■ Article not in English (the title should be translated to English, written in square brackets, and the language of the original version should be given after the page numbers)
Wesołowski W, Czerski B. [Exposure to organic solvent vapors in the production of lacquers]. Med Pr. 1992;2:129–35. Polish.
■ Books and chapter in a book
Philips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management. 2nd ed. New York: Reven Press; 1995. p. 465–78.
■ Conference proceedings
Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15–19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.
Samarth RM, Gandhi P, Maudar KK. A retrospective review of cytogenetic studies on methyl isocyanate with special reference to the Bhopal gas tragedy: is the next generation also at risk? Int J Occup Med Environ Health. Forthcoming 2013.
■ Homepage/Web site
R Development Core Team [Internet]. Vienna: R Foundation for Statistical Computing; 2012 [cited 2012 May 15]. Available from: http://www.R-project.org.
Tables and figures: Should be typed on separate pages. The titles and numbering (with Arabic numerals) should be different for the tables and figures. The brief, but descriptive legends to the figures and the tables should make them comprehensible without reference to the text.
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health: Publishing Office – Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, św. Teresy 8, 91-348 Łódź, Poland phone: + 48 42 6314 584, fax: + 48 42 6314 719, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor-in-Chief Konrad Rydzyński, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź
Associate Editors Alicja Bortkiewicz, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland Marta Kieć-Świerczyńska, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland Dorota Merecz, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland Beata Pepłońska, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland Irena Szadkowska-Stańczyk, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland Wiesław Sułkowski, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland Mariola Śliwińska-Kowalska, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland Wojciech Wąsowicz, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
Statistical Editor Wojciech Sobala, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
Language Editors Magdalena Machcińska-Szczepaniak, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland Stefan Markiewicz, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland Joanna Wierzbowska, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
Technical Editor Katarzyna Rogowska, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź
Secretary of IJOMEH Tomasz Kuc, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland