October 6, 2022 / Abby Roberts and Ed Rutkowski

JOEH Achieves New Record for Impact Factor

The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene has attained a 2021 “impact factor” of 3.359, according to JOEH publisher Taylor & Francis. The new impact factor surpasses the 2020 ranking of 2.155 and is JOEH’s highest ranking since it began publishing in 2004.

Impact factor is a measurement that attempts to quantify the influence of a scholarly journal by measuring the number of citations it receives in other journals over the previous two years. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of citations received by the total number of papers published by a journal over a period of time.

According to Taylor & Francis, the five most cited JOEH papers during 2019–2020 are “Relative Contributions of Transmission Routes for COVID-19 Among Healthcare Personnel Providing Patient Care,” July 2020 issue; “Personal Protective Equipment Doffing Practices of Healthcare Workers,” July 2019 issue; “Occupational Exposure to Gaseous and Particulate Contaminants Originating from Additive Manufacturing of Liquid, Powdered, and Filament Plastic Materials and Related Post-Processes,” March 2019 issue; “Modeling the Role of Fomites in a Norovirus Outbreak,” February 2019 issue; and “Particle and Vapor Emissions from Vat Polymerization Desktop-Scale 3-Dimensional Printers,” in the May 2019 issue.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the JOEH impact factor has increased. The journal’s impact factors since 2008 are:

YearImpact Factor

AIHA members can read JOEH articles online by logging in to their membership profiles on the AIHA website and clicking on the link to JOEH.

To receive email alerts when new JOEH papers or issues become available online, both AIHA members and nonmembers can select “new content alerts” from the “subscribe” menu on the JOEH website:


By clicking on “new content alerts,” you will be prompted to either log in to the Taylor & Francis website or create a free Taylor & Francis account. This account is completely separate from your AIHA.org account and your AIHA membership. If you need help creating an account or signing up for alerts, contact Taylor & Francis support staff.

Abby Roberts and Ed Rutkowski

Abby Roberts is The Synergist’s editorial assistant.

Ed Rutkowski is editor-in-chief of The Synergist.


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