The Journal of Environmental Management is a peer reviewed journal for the publication of original research related to managing environmental systems and improving environmental quality. All papers submitted to the journal must show a distinctive link with environmental management applications. Specific area of interest for the journal include:

• Development of technologies intended for applications to environmental ecosystems (water, air, soil)
• Natural resource management
• Ecological applications or conservation
• Management and valorisation of waste (including industrial residues and effluents)
• Development of methods for environmental quality management (new procedures, characterization techniques, monitoring methods, governing standards, etc.)
• Environmental system modelling and optimization
• Environmental analysis and assessment (environmental impact assessment, risk assessment, life cycle analysis, material flow analysis, life cycle costing, emission accounting, etc.)
• Social, economic and policy aspects of environmental management

Case studies are welcome when the authors indicate the wider applications of their insights or techniques, emphasizing the global perspective of the problem they address.

As governments and the general public become more keenly aware of the critical issues arising from how humans use their environment, this journal provides a forum for the discussion of environmental problems around the world and for the presentation of management results. It is aimed not only at the environmental manager, but at anyone concerned with the sustainable use of environmental resources.

The journal does not accept manuscripts exclusively focused on any of the following aspects:

• Simulations/modelling when predominantly oriented to mathematical issues
• Reactions/process studies when predominantly oriented to chemistry issues without an environmental viewpoint
• Products/waste recycling research when broad environmental management aspects are not properly accounted
• Materials synthesis without clear environmental management applications

Authors will be asked to provide a novelty and relevance statement indicating how the results are deemed to be original with respect to the state-of-the-art in the field, relevant and essential to the advance of knowledge on environmental management and applicable to a wider audience and wider contexts.

Journal of Environmental Management is the companion title to the open access journal Environmental Challenges.

Editorial board


  • R. Dewil PhD
    KU Leuven Science and Technology Group Department of Chemical Engineering, Heverlee, Belgium
  • J.M. Evans PhD
    Stetson University, Deland, Florida, United States
  • Berrin Tansel
    Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States
  • L. Zhang PhD
    Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Associate Editors

  • S.M.S. Al-Salem PhD
    Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat, Kuwait
  • Y. Chang PhD
    Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
  • H. Fujii
    Kyushu University Faculty of Economics Graduate School of Economics, Fukuoka, Japan
  • P. Gikas
    Technical University of Crete School of Environmental Engineering, Chania, Greece
  • P. Hooda
    Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • G.L. Kyriakopoulos
    National Technical University of Athens School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ATHINA, Greece
  • A.P. Kyriazopoulos
    Democritus University of Thrace Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Orestiada, Greece
  • W.J. de Lange
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa
  • C. Lin
    Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • B. Ni PhD
    University of Technology Sydney School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
  • Avelino Nunez-Delgado PhD
    University of Santiago de Compostela Polytechnic School Superior, Lugo, Spain
  • I. Petrosillo
    University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
  • Y. Pico
    University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • A. Polettini
    University of Rome La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
  • J. Rhodes
    The University of Queensland School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, St Lucia, Australia
  • P. Roccaro
    University of Catania, Catania, Italy
  • M. Sun PhD
    Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), Deparment of Soil Ecology, Nanjing, China
  • Q. Tan
    Guangdong University of Technology - University Town Campus, Guangzhou, China
  • H. Zheng PhD
    Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Editorial Board

  • C. Allan
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • T. Aminabhavi
    Soniya Education Trust's College of Pharmacy, Dharwad, India
  • K. P Andersson
    University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • M. Arias-Estévez
    University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
  • J. Calabria
    The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States
  • N-B. Chang
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States
  • B. Chen
    Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • X. Chen
    Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China
  • M. Dicken
    South Africa
  • X. Dong
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • D Fernández-Calviño
    University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
  • L.G. Firbank
    Rothamsted at North Wyke, Okehampton, United Kingdom
  • A. Gilbert
    VU University Amsterdam Institute for Environmental Studies, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jianfeng Guo
    Chinese Academy of Sciences Institutes of Science and Development, Beijing, China
  • G. Huang
    University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • K. Kanemoto
    Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan
  • J. C Lin
    Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Y. Liu
    Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • X. Lu
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • A. Maity
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Natural Resources and the Environment, Pretoria, South Africa
  • G. Mallinis
    Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece
  • J. Marion
    Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • N.R. Moheimani
    Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia
  • R.K. Morgan
    University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • I. Oliver
    Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
  • W. Peng
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, United States
  • R.A. Preston-Whyte
    University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Agricultural Earth and Environmental Sciences, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • J.P. Richards
    University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • M. Ruth
    University of Alberta Department of Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • H. Saarenmaa
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • D. Schaad
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States
  • I. Vázquez-Rowe
    Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru
  • J.N. Wang
    Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning, Beijing, China
  • S. Wang
    Tsinghua University School of Environment, Beijing, China
  • Q. Ying
    Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, Texas, United States
  • B. Zhang
    Nanjing University, Nanjing, China