• Publishes full-length, peer-reviewed scientific articles describing new discoveries related to contamination of air, water, soil and biota
  • Reports on environmental contaminants of emerging interest, as well as advances in our understanding of established or legacy contaminants
  • Provides a multi-disciplinary forum for contributions from analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biology, ecology, environmental science and toxicology
  • Provides ecosystem-level insight into the fate and effects of environmental contaminants
  • Considers humans as part of the environment
  • Regards climate as a factor influencing the transport, fate and effects of environmental contaminants
  • Has no word or page limits for submissions

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (AECT) provides a forum for the publication of timely, detailed, and definitive scientific studies pertaining to the source, transport, fate and effects of environmental contaminants. Authors are encouraged to submit articles that place an emphasis on broad concepts related to the fate and effects of environmental contaminants that will be of interest to an international readership. Submissions that are limited to monitoring in a geographically small area, toxicity testing of chemicals that are well documented and regulated, removals of chemicals in wastewater or drinking water, dissipation studies in agricultural soils, or human occupational exposures and/or effects are unlikely to be considered. 

The journal will also consider submissions dealing with new analytical and toxicological techniques that advance our understanding of the source, transport, fate and effects of contaminants in the environment.  AECT will consider mini-reviews with a length including references of less than 5,000 words that highlight case studies, a topic of interest, or a timely subject of debate.

AECT will also consider Special Issues on subjects of broad interest.  Colleagues interested in organizing a Special Issue as a Guest Editor should contact the Editor in Chief and provide a short description of the proposed topic.


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