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- We are a highly accessed resource for scientists and practitioners working in environmental and occupational medicine. With more than one million direct article downloads per year, We are ranked in Q1 in the SCIE 2020 Journal Citation Reports for both the Public, Environmental and Occupational Sciences and Environmental Sciences categories.
- Supported by our highly-respected Editorial Board, we are committed to open research and transparency, encouraging preprint deposition, and operating open peer review.
- Open access publication ensures that your article can be easily discovered, accessed, used, and shared, maximising your impact and acting as a springboard for further discovery.
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 health implications of exposures to environmental hazards. Environmental Health articles are published with open access, and the journal practices open peer review.
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.
Why publish your article in Environmental Health?
All articles published by Environmental Health are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
As authors of articles published in Environmental Health you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BMC license agreement.
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Open access publishing is not without costs. Environmental Health therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1890.00/$2790.00/€2290.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.
If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
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The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.
Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.
Environmental Health operates an open peer-review system, where the reviewers' names are included on the peer review reports for authors. In addition, if the article is published, the named reviewer reports are published online alongside the article under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. Previous versions of the manuscript and all author responses to the reviewers are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The benefit of open peer review is that it increases transparency. The peer reviewers and Editors are fully accountable for the decisions made, bias is reduced as reviewer reports are named, published reports can serve an educational purpose in helping facilitate training and research into peer review, and reviewers can get credit for their work.
Publication of research articles by Environmental Health is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.
All manuscripts submitted to Environmental Health should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.
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Citing articles in Environmental Health
Articles in Environmental Health should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Environ Health [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Environ Health 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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Benefits of publishing with BMC
Environmental Health's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Environmental Health offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in Environmental Health gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Environmental Health are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Environmental Health’s pages and on the BMC homepage.
In addition, articles published in Environmental Health may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Environmental Health. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BMC is available here.
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Annual Journal Metrics
77 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
33 days to first decision for all manuscripts
152 days from submission to acceptance
22 days from acceptance to publication
5.984 - 2-year Impact Factor
6.581 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.820 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.623 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
2,082 Altmetric mentions