The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (Int J Life Cycle Assess) is the first journal devoted entirely to Life Cycle Assessment and closely related methods. LCA has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and impacts throughout the consecutive and interlinked stages of a product system, from raw material acquisition or generation from natural resources, through production and use to final disposal. The Int J Life Cycle Assess is a forum for scientists developing LCA and LCM (Life Cycle Management); LCA and LCM practitioners; managers concerned with environmental aspects of products; governmental environmental agencies responsible for product quality; scientific and industrial societies involved in LCA development, and ecological institutions and bodies.

  • The first journal devoted entirely to Life Cycle Assessment
  • Includes papers on LCA methodology; social and political acceptance; governmental activities and examples from industrial applications
  • Also presents historical sketches, short version of actual LCAs and case studies
  • No page charges. No color illustration charges
  • 90% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Matthias Finkbeiner
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4.141 (2020)
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5.553 (2020)
Five year impact factor
89 days
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751,173 (2020)
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1614-7502
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0948-3349
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