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

  • 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
  • Peter S. Ross
  • Christopher D. Metcalfe
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Choice – What is this?
Impact factor: 2.135 (2018)
Five year impact factor: 2.497 (2018)
Submission to first decision: 33 days
Acceptance to publication: 12 days
Downloads: 178,943 (2018)



Note this is only the net price. Taxes will be calculated during checkout.
  • Immediate online access
  • Full Journal access includes all articles
  • Downloadable in PDF
  • Subscription expires 12/31/2019


About this journal

Electronic ISSN
Print ISSN
Abstracted and indexed in
  3. Biological Abstracts
  4. CAB Abstracts
  5. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  6. Chimica
  7. Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  8. Current Contents/ Life Sciences
  9. EBSCO Discovery Service
  10. EMBASE
  11. EMBiology
  12. Elsevier Biobase
  13. EnCompassLit
  14. Gale
  15. Gale Academic OneFile
  16. GeoRef
  17. Geobase
  18. Google Scholar
  19. IFIS Publishing
  20. INIS Atomindex
  21. INSPEC
  22. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  23. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  24. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  25. Medline
  26. Naver
  27. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  28. ProQuest ABI/INFORM
  29. ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
  30. ProQuest Biological Science Database
  31. ProQuest Business Premium Collection
  32. ProQuest Central
  33. ProQuest Environmental Science
  34. ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
  35. ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  36. ProQuest Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A)
  37. ProQuest Medical Database
  38. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  39. ProQuest Pollution Abstracts
  40. ProQuest Public Health Database
  41. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  42. ProQuest Science Database
  43. ProQuest Toxicology Abstracts
  44. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  45. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  46. Reaxys
  47. SCImago
  48. SCOPUS
  49. Science Citation Index
  50. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  51. Semantic Scholar
  52. Zoological Record
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer Nature policies

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature