February/March 2012 (vol. 08/5)

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Assessing the impact of journals

A review of journals in the field of respiratory research, in the context of industrial occupational health


Many occupational health practitioners have only limited access to the huge range of potentially relevant peer-reviewed journals. Using occupational respiratory health as the reference point, Garry Dix explores the factors that determine how successful a journal is in getting the key findings of research to those working in the field.

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Garry Dix is a chemicals and health effects advisor, based in the UK, at the international fragrance house CPL Aromas. This article was completed as part of the author’s work towards a professional doctorate in Health Science from the University of Portsmouth.

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2012 (vol. 08/5) pp30-33

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