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.

Editorial board


  • R. Dewil
    KU Leuven, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
  • J.M. Evans
    Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, USA
  • B. Tansel
    Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA

Associate Editors

  • S.M.S. Al-Salem PhD
    Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, Safat, Kuwait
  • J.C. Bollinger
    Université de Limoges
  • W.J. de Lange
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa
  • P. Gikas
    Technical University of Crete, Chania - Crete, Greece
  • P. Hooda
    Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, England, UK
  • J. Johnson
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • A.P. Kyriazopoulos
    Democritus University of Thrace, Orestiada, Greece
  • H. Li
    Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
  • C. Lin
    University of Salford, Manchester, UK
  • A. Núñez-Delgado
    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Spain
  • I. Petrosillo
    University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
  • A. Polettini
    Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
  • J. Rhodes
    University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
  • S. Sengor
    Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • S. Wang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Z. Wang
    Yunnan University, Kunming, China
  • L. Zhang
    Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Editorial Board

  • C. Allan
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
  • K. P Andersson PhD
    University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • N-B. Chang
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • B. Chen PhD
    Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • M. Dicken
    South Africa
  • X. Dong
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • L.G. Firbank
    Institute of Grasslands and Environmental Research, Okehampton, UK
  • A. Gilbert
    IVM/VU, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • G. Huang
    University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • J. Marion
    United States Geological Survey (USGS), Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
  • R.K. Morgan
    University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • R.A. Preston-Whyte
    School of Psychology, Durban, South Africa
  • J.P. Richards
    Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK
  • M. Ruth
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • H. Saarenmaa
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • D. Schaad
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • B. Zhang
    Nanjing University, Nanjing, China