Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AOEM) 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.

Authors based in the Republic of Korea can apply for a discounted article processing charge (APC) of €840 by mentioning the discount code KORAU on the payment page during submission.


  • Sang Baek Ko, Yonsei University

Society affiliations

AOEM is the official journal of the Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (KSOEM). The journal, formerly Korean Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, was founded in 1989 and re-launched as an open access publication in 2013.
Members of the society are entitled to a discounted article-processing charge when they publish in AOEM. Therefore, KSOEM members should contact the society before proceeding with submission. For enquires about society membership, please contact Ji-Hyun Kim.
This journal is supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) Grant funded by the Korean Ministry of Education and Science Technology (MEST).


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Editor's profile

Sang Baek Ko 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.


The Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (KSOEM) 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. KSOEM members are capable of diagnosing and treating job- or environment-related diseases, evaluating fitness for work, recognizing and resolving workplace hazards or environmental hazards outside the workplace, and providing periodic medical examinations and risk assessments.

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Upcoming conference

ICOH 2015

31st International Congress on Occupational Health

31 May - 5 June 2015 - COEX Convention Center, Seoul, South Korea

Organized by: Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA), The Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (KSOEM)

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ISSN: 2052-4374