International Journal of Prevention and Treatment

International Journal of Prevention and Treatment publishes the essential forum for new developments in the theory, research and practice of prevention. Prevention Science serves as a forum designed to disseminate new developments in the theory, research and practice of prevention.

ICV 2015: 76.04
Editor-in-chief: Majid Ghassemi
p-ISSN: 2167-728X
e-ISSN: 2167-7298

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