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The Stapp Car Crash Journal is published annually by The John Paul Stapp Association and is available through the Society of Automotive Engineers. All papers published in the Stapp Car Crash Journal are presented at the annual Stapp Car Crash Conference®.

The Stapp Association was founded in honor of John Paul Stapp, pioneer researcher of human tolerance to crash decelerations. Members of the Stapp Association are international leaders in impact biomechanics research and comprise the Stapp Advisory Committee. The Association is dedicated to the dissemination of research findings in impact biomechanics, human tolerance to impact trauma, and crash injury protection. This is achieved primarily through the annual Stapp Car Crash Journal and associated conference.

The scope of material contained in the Stapp Journal includes new data on the biomechanics of injury and human tolerance, new methods and tools to study the biomechanics of injury, new developments in occupant protection systems, and new concepts on the biomechanics of injury based on experimental and analytical studies. Stapp technical papers are peer reviewed by scientists in the field of injury biomechanics and vehicular safety engineering with members of the Stapp Advisory Committee serving as Associate Editors to identify appropriate peer reviewers. Results of the review will be decided by the Associate Editor and may go through a revision process, with a final recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief.

Publication of these papers does not constitute endorsement or agreement with their content by the reviewers, The Stapp Association, the publisher, or their members or staff. Opinions and data presented in these papers are the responsibility of the authors.

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Except for papers authored solely by one or more U.S. Government employees in the course of their employment, Stapp papers are protected by copyright. For authorization to photocopy for internal, personal, or educational use beyond that permitted by Sections 107 and 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act, contact the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 USA Phone (978) 750-8400 Fax (978) 750-4470. For further information, visit CCC online at

Authorization does not extend to systematic or multiple reproduction, to copying for promotional purposes, to electronic storage or distribution, or to republication in any form. In all such cases, specific written permission must be obtained from The Stapp Association, Contact the Editors.

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