“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, brief reports, 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 P. Bradshaw, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Previous Editors-in-Chief:
Gilbert J. Botvin, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York (2000-2006)
Robert J. McMahon, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia (2007-2013)

Associate Editors:
Abigail A. Fagan, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Frances Gardner,  University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Keith Herman, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
George Howe, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Hanno Petras, American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC
Nathaniel R. Riggs, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Justin Dean Smith, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

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, New York
Lisa Dierker, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Celene Domitrovich, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
John Eckenrode, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Brian R. Flay, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Kenneth W. Griffin, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York
Kevin Haggerty, University of Washington, Seattle
William Hansen, Tanglewood Research, Greensboro, North Carolina
Nancy Grant Harrington, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Nicholas Ialongo, John Hopkins University, Baltimore
Richard Jessor, University of Colorado, Boulder
Karol L. Kumpfer, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Bonnie Leadbeater, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Sarah Lindstrom Johnson, Arizona State University, Tempe
Weiwei Liu, NORC at the University of Chicago, Bethesda, Maryland
Russell V. Luepker, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Charles Martinez, Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene
Carol Metzler, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene
Mildred Maldonado-Molina, University of Florida, Gainesville
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
Beth Stormshak, University of Oregon, Eugene
Ralph E. Tarter, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania
Patrick H. Tolan, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Alexander C. Wagenaar, University of Florida, Gainesville
Helene White, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Jon-Patrick Allem*, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Erin Ayala*, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
Jessika Bottiani*, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Katrina Champion*, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Amanda Gilman*, Institute for Intergovernmental Research, Tallahassee
Stacy R. Johnson*, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
B. K. Elizabeth Kim*, University of California, Berkeley
Cara Rice*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Tasia Smith*, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Alana Vivolo-Kantor*, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

*Early-Career Mentored Editorial Board Members