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Journal of Adult Protection

Journal of Adult Protection

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults

ISSN: 1466-8203

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2018: 0.74
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Aims and Scope

The Journal of Adult Protection (JAP) uniquely bridges the gap between research and practice. It is the only journal to address developments in safeguarding across all adult service user groups.

JAP's multidisciplinary, international coverage reflects the broad community of researchers and professionals involved in the analysis and delivery of safeguarding vulnerable people from abuse.

The journal offers vital access to innovative research, considers implications for practice and presents viewpoints and commentary on current policy and practice in this important field.

JAP publishes peer-reviewed and vital evidence to inform future research and working for everyone involved in adult protection, safeguarding and related agendas.

Coverage includes:

  • elder abuse
  • learning, intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities
  • mental health
  • abuse, including: financial, psychological, physical and sexual abuse
  • neglect
  • dignity in care
  • best practice
  • learning lessons from previous inquiries and serious case reviews.

This journal is abstracted and indexed in:

American Sociological Association Publishing Options Database, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, CPA’s AgeInfo, CPA’s New Literature on Old Age, EBSCO Abstracts in Social Gerontology, EBSCO Academic Search Alumni/Complete/Elite/Premier, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Illustrata, ReadCube Discover, Scopus, Social Care Online, SocINDEX, ZETOC.

This journal is ranked by:

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

Journal of Adult Protection is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Health & Social Care eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Health & Social Care eJournals Collection page.

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