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Closure Notice

Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine will cease to be published by BioMed Central as of 30th April 2019. The journal will continue to be published on their new website:  Please contact the society administrator Ms Ji-Hyun Kim for information regarding the new publisher and submission process.

BioMed Central will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine during its time with BioMed Central will remain fully searchable via the BioMed Central website.


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Aims and scope

Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AOEM) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers original contributions relevant to occupational and environmental medicine and related fields in the form of original articles, review articles, short letters and case reports.

Featured Collection

Guidelines for recognition of occupational cancers in Korea

This collections aims to review occupational cancer related risks or working conditions and proposes occupational guidelines for South Korea.

Archival content

AOEM, formerly Korean Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, was founded in 1989 and re-launched at BioMed Central as an open access publication in 2013. A complete electronic archive of articles published between 1989 and 2012 can be found at the KSOEM website.

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About the Editor-in-Chief

Sang Baek Ko is a Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine. His research focuses on occupational epidemiology, job stress and work-related diseases.

Professor Ko also plays a major role in community- and industry-based job cohorts in South Korea.

About the Society

The Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (KSOEM) comprises more than 1,000 physicians and other health care professionals specializing in the field of occupational and environmental medicine. KSOEM is dedicated to promoting the health of workers by providing occupational medical examinations, fitness-for-work evaluations and assessing the degree to which workers' diseases are work-related, along with clinical care, research and education. KSOEM is also dedicated to improving the health of people exposed to environmental hazards by providing risk assessments, evaluating the links between environment and diseases, and supporting education. KSOEM holds scientific conferences twice a year and offers resident training in occupational and environmental medicine.


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