Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: Putting a spotlight ‘On Research’

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I’m one of those people who, when looking at a magazine, flips to the back page first. Results of a quick internet search indicate a psychological reason behind the habit, but I didn’t read any further about it because my Spidey sense tells me it’s probably better not to know.

But if you’re a back-page reader like I am, you’ll notice right away this month the kickoff of a new column. “On Research” will feature contributors to the Journal of Safety Research, which operates under the day-to-day direction of my National Safety Council colleague, JSR Managing Editor Katie Porretta. If you’re not familiar with the journal, here’s a little about it:

The Journal of Safety Research is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering all aspects of safety and health research. It was established in 1969 and is published jointly by Elsevier and NSC. It seeks to engage the global scientific community, including academic researchers, engineers, government agencies, policymakers, corporate decision-makers, safety professionals and practitioners, psychologists, social scientists, and public health professionals.

With the help of the Safety+Health associate editors, “On Research” will give safety and health researchers a chance to talk about their work in a quick, easy-to-read Q&A format. For readers who want to dig in deeper, the full version of the studies featured will be made available for free. Please check it out and tell us what you think.

For fans of My Story, fear not: The column will alternate with “On Research” throughout 2022, so please keep sharing your safety journeys with us. We love reading them.

Melissa J. Ruminski The opinions expressed in “Editor’s Note” do not necessarily reflect those of the National Safety Council or affiliated local Chapters.

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