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Journal overview

The International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE) is a refereed interdisciplinary quarterly journal. Published since 1995, its paramount aim has always been to create a platform for presenting results of research in ergonomics and workplace health promotion relevant for the diverse, yet increasingly globalizing world. Whereas social and economic problems and researchers' modus operandi in various countries and climates are similar, legislation, safety and management culture are not. We are interested in showing how the same problems are studied and solved in different parts of the world and how the same methods can produce different results. Comparing those problems and views, in their diversity, helps perceive them in a wider context, in a global perspective.

Our mission involves both looking at each problem in its cultural, social and economic contexts and approaching it from the broad perspective of various fields. Greater awareness follows, with authors able to connect with fellow researchers in other fields, who work on the same problems.

Even though the principal objective of JOSE is to publish research, we do not perceive this aim as limited to significant original contributions to knowledge; we are also interested in contributions that prove well-known solutions can be used in practice. Everything that can make work easier and workplace health better is worthy of dissemination.

Subjects covered by this journal include: Accidents, Acoustical Engineering, Aerosol Science, Automation, Biological Hazards, Biomechanics, Chemical Hazards, Computer Modelling, Environmental Engineering, Ergonomics, Ergonomics & Human Factors, Health Management, Industrial Design, Occupational & Environmental Mechanical Hazards, Medicine, Microclimate, Physiology, Multidisciplinary Psychology, Protective Equipment, Risk Assessment, Safety of Machinery, Sociology & Social Policy, Testing, Health & Safety at Work and Work-Design – Ergonomics.

Peer Review Integrity

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to double-blind peer review by at least two independent expert referees. Please note that JOSE uses  CrossCheck™ software to screen manuscripts for unoriginal material.

Taylor & Francis is a signatory to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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