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ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY publishes high-quality epidemiologic research and methodologic innovations in the topic area of environmental epidemiology, with emphasis on health effects related to the chemical, physical, biological and social environment, climate change, and the built environment. These papers should educate and inform readers, influence policy, and improve public health.
A major argument to establish a new journal is that the field of environmental epidemiology continues to grow. Hundreds of environmental epidemiology papers are published every year, yet there are only few journals specifically devoted to environmental epidemiology or environmental health. As a result, many environmental epidemiology papers appear in clinical journals or in environmental science journals; this is not necessarily a bad thing, but a significant fraction of these papers did not make it into the established environmental health journals not by lack quality, but simply by lack of journal space. We wish to emphasize that EPIDEMIOLOGY will continue its commitment to publishing research in environmental epidemiology. There is simply too much good work submitted to EPIDEMIOLOGY in this topic area, which largely motivated the decision to launch a companion journal. ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY will offer authors a new outlet for their work, with the same standards for quality as its companion journal, and with the assurance to authors that their papers will be handled by editors and reviewers who are current in the topic area, understand the importance of the research, and are well-qualified to evaluate the methodologic rigor.
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ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY provides an open-access venue for the publication of quality papers whereby authors retain their copyright to the materials published. All accepted articles will be made freely available for everyone to read upon publication. To learn more, visit the Open Access page.