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  • Frequency increase to 6 issues per year in 2022!

Aims & Scope

The Journal of Correctional Health Care is the only national, peer-reviewed scientific journal to focus on this complex and evolving field. Targeting clinicians, allied health practitioners and administrators, it is the primary resource for the latest research and developments in clinical care for chronic and infectious disease, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, health services management, quality improvement, medical records, medical-legal issues, discharge planning, staffing, cost analysis and other topics as they relate to correctional health care. Coverage includes empirical research, case studies, best practices, literature reviews and letters, plus NCCHC position statements.

The Journal of Correctional Health Care is the Official Journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.


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  • Social Sciences Citation Index™
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • Scopus
  • CINAHL® database
  • PsycINFO
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
  • Global Health
  • Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series A
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • SafetyLit
  • BenchSci
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

Organization Affiliations

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