“One of the primary goals of SPR is to create a scientific, multidisciplinary forum for prevention science, and a concerted effort is being made to invite investigators to join SPR whose research specialities are not represented in the current membership.”

Prevention Science – The Official Journal of the Society For Prevention Research

Overview and Editorial Board  Instructions for Authors  I  Online Access

Prevention Science serves as an interdisciplinary forum designed to disseminate new developments in the theory, research and practice of prevention. Prevention sciences encompassing etiology, epidemiology and intervention are represented through peer-reviewed original research articles on a variety of health and social problems, including but not limited to substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, violence, accidents, teenage pregnancy, suicide, delinquency, STD’s, obesity, diet/nutrition, exercise, and chronic illness. The journal also publishes literature reviews, theoretical articles, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and papers concerning new developments in methodology.

NEWS: Prevention Science Impact Factor for 2014

The Impact Factor for SPR’s journal, Prevention Science, increased from 2.827 in 2013 to 3.153 in 2014 (its 5-year impact factor is 3.724). The journal ranks 14 out of 145 journals in Springer’s Public, Environmental & Occupational Health category. For more information on the Impact Factor, click here. One of the most highly cited articles published by Springer in this category is published in Prevention Science, “Latent Class Analysis: An Alternative Perspective on Subgroup Analysis in Prevention and Treatment” (Lanza and Rhoades, 2013, pp 157-168) (Board member and ECPN member respectively). For access to this article and your online subscription to Prevention Science, please visit the SPR website members-only page. Many thanks go out to Catherine Bradshaw, editor, Bob McMahon, past editor, the associate editors, the editorial board, authors and reviewers of Prevention Science for their invaluable support and commitment to SPR and the journal.


Catherine Bradshaw, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Previous Editors
Gilbert J. Botvin, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY (2000-2006)
Robert J. McMahon, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, and
………..Child & Family Research Institute, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2007-2013)

Associate Editors:
J. Mark Eddy, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Abigail A. Fagan, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Stephanie Lanza, Pennsylvania University, University Park
Hanno Petras, American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC
Guillermo (“Willy”) Prado, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
Steven P. Schinke, Columbia University, New York, New York

Managing Editor:
Sandy Lahn, Seattle

Editorial Board:
Lew Bank, Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene
William R. Beardslee, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Peter Bentler, University of California, Los Angeles
Anthony Biglan, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene
Laurie Miller Brotman, New York University
Lisa Dierker, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Celene Domitrovich, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
John Eckenrode, Cornell University, New York
Brian R. Flay, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Kenneth W. Griffin, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York
Kevin Haggerty, University of Washington, Seattle
William Hansen, Tanglewood Research, Greensboro, North Carolina
Nancy Grant Harrington, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Karl Hill, University of Washington, Seattle
Keith Herman, University of Missouri, Columbia
Richard Jessor, University of Colorado, Boulder
Alison Kramer-Kuhn*,  Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia
Karol L. Kumpfer, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Bonnie Leadbeater, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Patty Leijten*, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Russell V. Luepker, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Charles Martinez, Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene
Lauren Menger*, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Carol Metzler, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene
Cheryl Perry, University of Texas, Austin
Ray DeV Peters, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Richard Price, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ron Prinz, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Nathaniel R. Riggs, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Sara St. George*, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
Beth Stormshak, University of Oregon, Eugene
Ralph E. Tarter, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Patrick H. Tolan, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Alexander C. Wagenaar, University of Florida, Gainesville
Helene White, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Yao Zheng*, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

*  Early-career Mentored Editorial Board Members