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Note that the journal only publishes content that covers areas of environmental science in which human health and well-being are involved and won’t consider other aspects of environmental sciences. 

Editors' Choice

As the world turns: scientific publishing in the digital era

A quarter of the way into the 21st Century the technology of encoding and transmitting information in digital form is in full flower. Today the speed of advance in digital technology is breathtaking. Digital devices like the smartphone have moved from expensive prototypes to ubiquitous and essential appliances in a little over a decade. Digital technology has also substantially affected scientific publishing.

Author: David Ozonoff
Content type: Editorial
Published on: 26 February 2024

A call from 40 public health scientists for an end to the continuing humanitarian and environmental catastrophe in Gaza

An under-recognised aspect of the current humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza is the impact of the war on the environment and the associated risks for human health. This commentary contextualises these impacts against the background of human suffering produced by the overwhelming violence associated with the use of military force against the general population of Gaza.

Authors: Leslie London et al.
Content type: Comment
Published on: 28 June 2024

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Philippe Grandjean, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Ruth Etzel, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, USA

Aims and scope

Environmental Health publishes manuscripts on important aspects of environmental and occupational medicine and related studies in toxicology and epidemiology that elucidate the human health implications of exposures to environmental hazards. Environmental Health articles are published with open access, and the journal operates a single-blind peer-review system.

The journal is aimed at scientists and practitioners in all areas of environmental science in which human health and well-being are involved, either directly or indirectly, and with a view to improving the prevention of environmentally-related risks to human health. Environmental Health is a public health journal serving the public health community and scientists working on matters of public health interest and importance pertaining to the environment.

Before submitting a manuscript, please see our submission guidelines for author guidance. 

Announcing the launch of In Review

Environmental Health, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Read more about the full range of benefits of In Review and how to opt in, or see the In Review platform for yourself here.

Peer Review policy

Environmental Health operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. For more information, see our peer-review policy.  

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 5.3
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 6.7
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.348
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.228

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 3
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 119

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 2,144,579
    Altmetric mentions: 5,304