Aims and scope

Tobacco Control aims to study the nature and consequences of tobacco use worldwide; tobacco’s effects on population health, the economy, the environment, and society; efforts to prevent and control the global tobacco epidemic through population level education and policy changes; the ethical dimensions of tobacco control policies; and the activities of the tobacco industry and its allies.

Editorial Board

For information about the Tobacco Control Editor-in-Chief Ruth Malone and her editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


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Journal information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Bi-monthly
Launch date 1992
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Extended, Social Sciences Citation Index; Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Social and Behavioural Sciences, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Impact Factor 6.221 (2018). Rank: 11/185 (SCIE Occupational, Environmental & Occupational Health); 5/162 (SSCI Occupational, Environmental & Occupational Health) (2018 JCR)
CiteScore 4.15 (2018). Rank: 6/246 (Social Sciences: Health); 23/489 (Medicine: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health)
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 0964-4563
Online ISSN 1468-3318

Journal statistics (2019)

Acceptance Rate 31%
Time from Submission to First Decision 28 days
Time from Acceptance to Publication 36 days

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