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Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Editor-in-Chief: Peter S. Ross

ISSN: 0090-4341 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-0703 (electronic version)

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  • Publishes full-length, peer-reviewed scientific articles on contaminants in the environment
  • Reports new discoveries on contamination of air, water, soil and biota
  • Reports on both well-documented and emerging contaminants
  • Provides a multi-disciplinary forum which considers contributions from analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biology and toxicology
  • Provides ecosystem-level insight into the fate and behavior of contaminants
  • Considers humans as part of the environment
  • Considers climate as a factor in influencing the transport, fate and effects of contaminants in the environment
  • Editor-in-Chief: Peter Ross, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 95% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology provides a place for the publication of timely, detailed, and definitive scientific studies pertaining to the source, transport, fate and / or effects of contaminants in the environment.  The journal will consider submissions dealing with new analytical and toxicological techniques that advance our understanding of the source, transport, fate and / or effects of contaminants in the environment. AECT will now consider mini-reviews (where length including references is less than 5,000 words), which highlight case studies, a geographic topic of interest, or a timely subject of debate. AECT will also consider Special Issues on subjects of broad interest. The journal strongly encourages authors to ensure that their submission places a strong emphasis on ecosystem processes; submissions limited to technical aspects of such areas as toxicity testing for single chemicals, wastewater effluent characterization, human occupation exposure, or agricultural phytotoxicity are unlikely to be considered. The Editor-in-Chief is Peter S. Ross, Ocean Pollution Research Program, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Related subjects » Environmental Chemistry - Environmental Health & Public Health - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Pollution and Remediation - Soil Science

Impact Factor: 2.135 (2018) * 

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    Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology is a repository of significant, full-length articles pertaining to the source, transport, fate and / or effects of contaminants in the environment.  The journal provides a place for the publication of timely, detailed, and definitive scientific studies that provide insight into contaminants in the environment, with multidisciplinary contributions from the fields of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biology, ecology, molecular and cellular biology and toxicology. The journal attaches importance to manuscripts that advance our understanding of pollutants of concern in environmental matrices (air, water, sediments and biota), the fate and behavior of contaminants in the environment, and the effects of pollutants on the health of humans and wildlife. All manuscripts should advance our understanding of ecosystem processes or have strong contextual linkages to the environment.

    The journal does not typically consider submissions dealing with technical aspects of occupational exposure and effects in humans, agricultural toxicology, wastewater effluent characterization, remediation of contaminated sites, or controlled laboratory dosing experiments using single chemical exposures. However, submissions addressing one of these topic areas may be considered where there exists a strong link to the receiving environment, the development of new techniques, and/or the identification of emerging contaminants of concern.

    All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field. Reviewers will be asked to consider study design, quality assurance, statistics applied, novelty, relevance, and impact to the wider scientific community.  Authors writing in a second language are encouraged to have their manuscript corrected by a native English speaker or by a professional editing firm such as Edanz Group. Abstracts, short communications and notes will not be accepted. Where appropriate, such submissions may be referred to our companion journal, the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (BECT). While review manuscripts are typically the purview of Reviews of Environmental Contaminant and Toxicology (RECT), AECT will now consider mini-reviews (i.e. where length including references is less than 5,000 words), which may be suitable for case studies, a focused topic or an applied subject of debate or interest. Authors may directly contact the Editor-in-Chief if they wish to clarify which journal is most suited for their submission.  

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