Tobacco Prevention & Cessation, is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of tobacco use, prevention and cessation that can promote a tobacco free society. The aim of the journal is to foster, promote and disseminate research involving tobacco use, prevention, policy implementation at a regional, national or international level, disease development- progression related to tobacco use, and the treatment of tobacco attributable disease through smoking cessation. Tob Prev Cessation is the official journal of ENSP, the European Network For Smoking and Tobacco Prevention.

Full Journal Title: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
Abbreviated Title: Tob Prev Cessation
ISSN (electronic): 2459-3087
Society: European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP)
Publisher: EU European Publishing
Publisher Address: Science and Technological Park of Crete, Greece
Editors: See Editorial Board Page
Peer Review: Double Blind
Publication Frequency: Continuous
Publication Medium: Electronic Only
Publication website:
First Year Published: 2015
Article Processing Charges: None for 2015-2018. Waived by ENSP through an operating grant from the European Commission. 

How to submit

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Tobacco Prevention & Cessation uses an online manuscripts processing and peer review system (Editorial System). The system helps authors with a fast and easy manuscript submission process, reviewers with easy reviewing facilities and editors with managing the manuscripts workflow and peer review processes.

  1. Sign in or create a new account (Authors area): The first step of every author submitting a manuscript to the journal, is to create an account. If an author already has an account in the Editorial System as a reviewer or previous author, he/she simply signs in.

  2. Add a new manuscript (Authors area): Authors add a new manuscript and fill in all required fields (depending on what type of manuscript was chosen): title, type, authors (with institutions), abstract, keywords, author’s statement, cover letter, suggested reviewers, comment for Reviewers etc. Author also upload the manuscript file body (doc, docx, rtf, ppt, pptx) and optionally tables and figures (jpg, gif, tif, bmp).

  3. After filling in all article data the author may submit the manuscript to the Editors. If the manuscript does not meet the formal requirements of the journal, the submission is not possible. Subsequently the author is informed of which steps in the process should be amended (i.e. abstract word count).

Manuscript Types

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation considers the following types of articles:

Research Papers

Articles reporting research may be full length or brief reports. Papers should generally be a maximum of 4000 words in length, excluding tables, references, and abstract and key points of the article. Research Articles should be comprised of the following sections:

  • A short introduction which should end with the study’s aims. The introduction should state clearly the objective of the paper as well as the context of the research or analysis

  • A methods section which should describe the study design, setting, participants, measures, variables and statistical analyses performed. This section should also include information on the study’s ethics procedures.

  • A Results section, which should describe the study’s main findings and important aspects within the tables.

  • A discussion section, which should include a discussion of the study’s main findings, comparisons with other studies, potential policy implications, the study’s strengths and limitations.

  • A conclusion section, which should be short, concise and based on the results of the current study. Over general conclusions that do not stem from the manuscripts results should be avoided.

All manuscripts should include an acknowledgement section, a declaration of competing interests and declaration of funding sources.

Review Papers

Review articles provide a review of the literature, and preferably would be systematic reviews. Such articles should identify trends or gaps in literature, provide new synthesis, and outline future directions. Review manuscripts, should be generally less than 6000 words or less, excluding abstract, tables, figures and references. Reviews should include in the methods section details with regards to data sources used, keywords applied, time restrictions, study types selected and how the data were extracted. Guidelines used for abstracting data and assessing data quality and validity should be noted. Results should be based on the actual review and the discussion may in certain occasions be jointly written with the results section. Conclusions of the review should be specific and stem from the findings.

Short Reports

Short reports are shorter versions of original articles, should not exceed approximately 1500 words, and may include one table or figure.

Policy Case Studies

The objective of this type of brief research article is to foster regional tobacco control activities and to provide a forum for sharing ideas, examples of policy activities, tobacco prevention activities (such as media campaigns, educational campaigns etc.) for  people working in tobacco control policy to present their regional successes or challenges. Such brief articles should be accompanied by a high resolution picture or example of the material used or presented. The maximum word count for the text is 1500 words.

Study Protocols

This article type can be for proposed or for ongoing research and should contain the background, research hypothesis, rationale a detailed methodology of the study. Study Protocols submitted for Publication must have received ethics approval. Protocols of randomized controlled trials should follow the CONSORT guidelines and must have a trial registration number.

Industry Monitoring Letters

These brief letters describe, assess and comment on regional or international tobacco industry activities and strategies. Word count: Between 500-1000 words.

Letters to the Editor

Letters intended for publication should be a maximum of 500 words, contain 10 references, and up to one table or figure. These rules apply for research letters, and letters that respond to articles published in the journal.