About the Journal

Mission

ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY’s mission is to publish high-quality epidemiologic research and methodologic innovations in 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.

Goal​s

Publish four issues of ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY’s per year, each with approximately eight original articles, brief reports, or review articles, approximately one insightful commentary or editorial pertaining to environmental epidemiologic research, and approximately two research letters or letters to the editor.

Contribute to the mission of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE; www.iseepi.org).

Maintain an editorial policy that encourages creativity and novelty, resists regimentation of research practices to the extent practicable, and invites challenges to current scientific habits and conventions through innovation in epidemiologic theory and practice. The editorial policy will also stimulate solicitation of manuscripts on studies of potential public health relevance from all parts of the world, in keeping with the ISEE mission.

Provide excellent service to authors who submit their papers to ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY by endeavoring to:
  • Solicit peer reviewers or reject submitted papers within two weeks of submission,
  • Obtain completed, high-quality peer review of reviewed papers within seven weeks of submission, and
  • Provide an initial decision on reviewed papers within eight weeks of submission.

Ensure that manuscripts receive careful and timely editing, copy-editing, compositing, and publication. Publish accepted papers no more than four months after they have been accepted for publication.

Maintain high standards of communication with authors, reviewers, editors, editorial assistants, the publisher, the editorial office of ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, other colleagues and the public.

Promote the mission of the journal by professional use of social media and other marketing opportunities.​​