An injective coloring of a graph is a vertex coloring where two vertices with common neighbor receive distinct colors. The minimum integer $k$ such that $G$ has a $k$-injective coloring is called injective chromatic number of $G$ and denoted by $\chi_i(G)$. In this paper, the injective chromatic number of outerplanar graphs with maximum degree $\Delta$ and girth $g$ is studied. It is shown that every outerplanar graph $G$ has $\chi_i(G) \leq \Delta+2$, and this bound is tight. Then, it is proved that for an outerplanar graph $G$ with $\Delta = 3$, $\chi_i(G) \leq \Delta+1$ and the bound is tight for outerplanar graphs of girth $3$ and $4$. Finally, it is proved that, the injective chromatic number of $2$-connected outerplanar graphs with $\Delta = 3$, $g \geq 6$ and $\Delta \geq 4$, $g \geq 4$ is equal to $\Delta$.
"Injective Chromatic Number of Outerplanar Graphs." Taiwanese J. Math. 22 (6) 1309 - 1320, December, 2018. https://doi.org/10.11650/tjm/180807