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Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

  • ISSN: 0950-4230

Next planned ship date: August 16, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 3.7
  • Impact factor: 3.5

The International Journal of Chemical and Process Plant Safety The broad scope of the journal is process safety. Process safety is defined as the prevention and mitigation of proc… Read more

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The International Journal of Chemical and Process Plant Safety



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:

Coal mine safety

Fundamental combustion studies

Fundamental corrosion studies

General system reliability

Maintenance schedule optimization

Material characterization

Process control and monitoring

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