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International Journal of Prisoner Health

International Journal of Prisoner Health

ISSN: 1744-9200

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Prisoner Health (IJPH) has a unique interdisciplinary focus on the health of prisoners, facilitating international research and discussion on experiences from a range of expert authors.

IJPH provides a peer-reviewed platform for researchers, prison health experts, public policy makers and practitioners to share and learn from research and best practice.
The journal encompasses all stages of the criminal justice system to include police detention, migration detention centres, remand and sentenced prisons and initiatives that divert prisoners from custody.
IJPH stimulates wider research by providing an outlet for publication for those who have an interest in health in prisons and other criminal justice settings.
Topics include:
  • prisoner health and wellbeing
  • prisoner health care services
  • resettlement/throughcare for prisoners
  • public health
  • health and illness among prisoners (e.g. chronic disease, mental illness, drug and alcohol use, self-harm)
  • impact of the physical environment on the well-being of staff, prisoners and the community 
  • juveniles, women and other groups of prisoners
  • women prisoners who have been victims of violence and abuse
  • violence and abuse in detention contexts.
 Submissions can include:
  • quantitative or qualitative analyses
  • commentaries challenging practices and encouraging debate
  • interdisciplinary collaboration
  • professional insight.

This journal is abstracted and indexed in:

American Sociological Association Publishing Options Database, ASSIA (Online) (Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts), CINAHL Plus, Criminal Justice Abstracts, Current Abstracts, EBSCO Academic Search Alumni/Complete/Elite/Premier, EMBASE, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), ERIH PLUS, International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PubMed, ReadCube Discover, Scopus, SocINDEX, TOC Premier

This journal is ranked by:

Scopus and The Database for Statistics on Higher Education, Norway (Level 1)

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