Taylor & Francis and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health announce new publishing agreement

    Taylor & Francis Group and The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) are delighted to announce a new publishing partnership. Taylor & Francis will publish IOSH’s academic and policy discourse journal – Policy and Practice in Health and Safety (PPHS) from 2016.

    PPHS is an important source of reference for anyone studying or working at a professional level in health and safety. The journal has recently covered comparisons of different regulatory and management frameworks, case studies of occupational safety and health in individual locations, and the impact of economic and political factors on health and safety.

    Leon Heward-Mills, Global Publishing Director of Taylor & Francis said, “We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with IOSH and to have the opportunity to work with them on their prestigious journal Policy and Practice in Health and Safety. IOSH’s position as the only chartered body for health and safety professionals in the world – coupled with the existing portfolio of Taylor & Francis books and journals within this growing field – will ensure a successful collaboration.”

    Shelley Frost, Executive Director of Policy at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), said: “We are looking forward to working with Taylor & Francis to secure Policy and Practice in Health and Safety as the natural home to the best health and safety research and policy, and to enhance the journal’s profile globally, providing a place for the most respected academic and policy discourse on health and safety.

    “Excellence in publishing key research, policy impact and practical guidance form the robust core of the journal and it is important that published work reflects the aims and objectives of IOSH. As such, IOSH will have significant oversight of the journal to ensure that the journal’s own aims and scopes evolve in step with line with our vision.”

    In anticipation of the new publishing arrangement and the first issue of 2016, recruitment for a new Editor-in-Chief for PPHS will begin shortly.