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, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
  • J.M. Evans
    Stetson University, Deland, Florida, United States
  • B. Tansel
    Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States

Associate Editors

  • S.M.S. Al-Salem PhD
    Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat, Kuwait
  • J.C. Bollinger
    Limoges University, Limoges, France
  • P. Gikas
    Technical University of Crete, School of Environmental Engineering, Chania - Crete, Greece
  • P. Hooda
    Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • A.P. Kyriazopoulos
    Democritus University of Thrace, Laboratory of Range Science, Orestiada, Greece
  • W.J. de Lange
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa
  • C. Lin
    University of Salford School of Environment and Life Sciences, Salford, United Kingdom
  • B. Ni
    University of Technology Sydney - City Campus, Ultimo, Australia
  • A. Núñez-Delgado
    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Dept. of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, 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
    University of Queensland School of Earth Sciences, St Lucia, Australia
  • P. Roccaro
    University of Catania, Catania, Italy
  • B. Rossi
    University of Oxford Department of Engineering Science, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Q. Tan
    China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
  • S. Wang
    Tsinghua University, School of Environment, Beijing, China
  • L. Zhang
    Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • H. Zheng
    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, State key Joint Laboratory of Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, Beijing, China
  • X. Chen
    Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • M. Dicken
    South Africa
  • X. Dong
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • D Fernández-Calviño
    University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
  • L.G. Firbank
    Institute of Grasslands and Environmental Research, North Wyke Research Station, Okehampton, United Kingdom
  • H. Fujii
    Kyushu University, Faculty of Economics, Fukuoka, Japan
  • A. Gilbert
    VU University Amsterdam Institute for Environmental Studies, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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
    United States Geological Survey (USGS), Dept. of Forestry - Virginia Tec/, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • N.R. Moheimani
    Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia
  • R.K. Morgan
    University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • I. Oliver
    Keele University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • W. Peng
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
  • R.A. Preston-Whyte
    School of Psychology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Durban, South Africa
  • Y. Qi
    Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, Texas, United States
  • J.P. Richards
    University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • M. Ruth
    University of Alberta, 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
  • N. Wang
    Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP), Beijing, China
  • L. Wu
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • B. Zhang
    Nanjing University, Nanjing, China