Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology

Description: 

Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology

http://www.occup-med.com/

Publisher: BioMed Central

Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology(JOMT) is an Open Access,
peer-reviewed, online journal that considers original research related to
the field of occupational medicine and toxicology.

JOMT is aimed at clinicians and researchers in the wide-ranging discipline
of occupational medicine and toxicology. The field is devoted to the
diagnosis, prevention, management and scientific analysis of occupational
diseases, injuries and disability; it also covers the promotion of health of
workers, their families, and communities.

In the era of heavy industries, occupational medicine was known as
"industrial medicine" with a focus on acute medical care for injured
employees. The complexity of modern industrial processes has changed the
field and today the areas covered by occupational medicine include effects
of atmospheric pollution, carcinogenesis, biological monitoring, ergonomics,
epidemiology, product safety, and health promotion.

The field of occupational medicine and toxicology is not static and the
demand for studies addressing the large variety of current issues continues
to grow. In view of this demand and the fact that the majority of
occupational medicine and toxicology studies are currently published by
journals of related fields such as pulmonary medicine, oncology or allergy,
there is a need for a high-quality journal in this field. JOMT aims to
provide this, with the important features of being an Open Access journal
with an open peer review policy, and rapid publication process without major
space limitations.

Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology considers the following
types of articles:

* Research: reports of data from original research.
* Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject within
the scope of JOMT. These articles are usually written by opinion leaders
that have been invited by the Editorial Board.
* Short reports: brief reports of data from original research.
* Methodology articles: present a new experimental method, test or
procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a
better version of an existing method.
* Case reports: reports of clinical cases that can be educational, describe
a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or present an
important adverse reaction.
* Commentaries: short, focused and opinionated articles on any subject
within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually related to a
contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and are often written
by opinion leaders invited by the Editorial Board. These should be limited
to 1000 words in length.
* Debate articles: present an argument that is not essentially based on
practical research. Debate articles can report on all aspects of the subject
including sociological and ethical aspects.
* Hypothesis: short articles presenting an untested original hypothesis
backed solely by previously published results rather than any new evidence.
They should outline significant progress in thinking that would also be
testable.
* Software articles: describe the source code for software applications,
tools or algorithm implementations.
* Study protocols: describe proposed or ongoing research, providing a
detailed account of the hypothesis, rationale, and methodology of the study.

ISSN: 1745-6673

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Journal of Occupational
Medicine and Toxicology using the online submission system.

Editors-in-Chief:

Axel Fischer
Head, Allergy Research Division
Charité - School of Medicine, Free University and
Humboldt University of Berlin
Berlin
Germany

Email: axel.fischer@charite.de

David A Groneberg
Director, Institute of Occupational Medicine
Charité - School of Medicine, Free University and
Humboldt University of Berlin
Berlin
Germany

Email: david.groneberg@charite.de

Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.

Current Issue: Volume 1:4 (17 February 2006)

Date: 22 March 2006

Publisher: 
Open Access: 
Yes
Original posting date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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