Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries - ISSN 0950-4230
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.941 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.904 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 2.795 (2019) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 2.931 (2019) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 6
Issues: 6 issues
ISSN: 09504230

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The broad scope of the journal is process safety. Process safety is defined as the prevention and mitigation of process-related injuries and damage arising from process incidents involving fire, explosion and toxic release. Such undesired events occur in the process industries during the use, storage, manufacture, handling, and transportation of highly hazardous chemicals.

The focus of the journal is on loss prevention as practiced in the process industries with an emphasis on chemical and process plant safety. This emphasis will be readily identified in manuscripts that make extensive reference to the process safety literature. Regardless of the nature or origin of the manuscript, there must be a clearly defined and explicitly explained original research contribution to the field of process safety.

Topics eligible for consideration by the journal include:

  • Process safety management
  • Process safety culture
  • Process safety risk assessment
  • Incident investigation
  • Design and reliability of protective systems
  • Plant layout, maintenance and modification
  • Process alarm management
  • Emergency planning
  • Transportation of hazardous materials
  • Offshore oil and gas safety
  • Process fires
  • Gas explosions
  • Dust explosions
  • Dispersion of toxic materials
  • Runaway reactions
  • Inherently safer design
  • Human error/human factors
  • Process security
  • Process security management
  • Process security risk assessment
  • Process safety decision-making and economic issues
  • Process safety education and training
  • Other process safety topics not identified in the above list

Topics excluded from consideration by the journal include:

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Safety in non-process industry sectors such as construction and aviation
  • Environmental concerns where such issues are the only or primary focus of the research
  • Studies in the following areas, and in which there is no explicit consideration of the process safety implications of the research:

      <LI>Coal mine safety</LI> <LI>Fundamental combustion studies</LI> <LI>Fundamental corrosion studies</LI> <LI>General system reliability</LI> <LI>Maintenance schedule optimization</LI> <LI>Material characterization</LI> <LI>Process control and monitoring</LI>

  • Other non-process safety topics not identified in the above list

The journal upholds a stringent peer review policy. No submission made by the editors shall be handled, viewed, or visible by them upon peer review. Decision to publish will therefore be made on an entirely impartial basis.