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Publication in IJPH

The International Journal of Prisoner Health (IJPH) invites the submission of papers for peer review.

Editorial objectives/criteria
The principal aim of the journal is to highlight research and practice that contributes to improving health care policy and practice in criminal justice settings.

Submissions should fit with the journal’s mission to encourage wider research into health issues of the whole prison population, including women, migrants and ethnic minorities. The impact of prison conditions on staff health should also be considered. Also of relevance is a holistic consideration of the prison setting in the context of public health, bringing together research and practice to inform the development of health policy and practical approaches within the prison, and other criminal justice environments, using evidence-based studies.

Current topics include (but are not limited to):
• experiences of violence and abuse both before and in detention contexts
• harm reduction in prison context
• offending as a result of violence and abuse.

Submissions can be made at the following link:

The journal’s author guidelines can be found here:

Journal audience
• Researchers (including academics, students, criminologists, and sociologists)
• Practitioners (including health workers such as medical and psychiatric physicians, nurses, health care managers, psychologists, social workers, security staff, and drug treatment workers)
• Policy makers (including public policy makers, public health professionals, prison health policy makers, and members of international health related bodies).