Environmental Chemistry publishes manuscripts addressing the chemistry of the natural and engineered environment (including indoor and outdoor air, water, soil, sediments, space, and biota). The scope encompasses atmospheric chemistry, (bio)geochemistry, climate change, marine chemistry, water chemistry, polar chemistry, fire chemistry, astrochemistry, earth and geochemistry, soil and sediment chemistry and chemical toxicology. Manuscripts will be published which address environmental remediation and treatment but only if there is environmental chemistry relevance; submissions on waste treatment or laboratory studies of no environmental relevance will not be accepted. The journal aims to facilitate links between these aspects of environmental science, and thus papers that are multidisciplinary, and papers that view the environment as an integrated earth system, are particularly encouraged.
While focussing on the publication of important new original research and timely reviews, the journal also publishes essays and opinion pieces on issues of importance to environmental scientists, such as policy and funding.
Papers should be written in a style that is accessible to those outside the field, as the readership will include - in addition to chemists - biologists, toxicologists, soil scientists, and workers from government and industrial institutions. All manuscripts are rigorously peer-reviewed and professionally copy-edited.
The journal is published online eight times per year.
The publishing policy of Environmental Chemistry is to accept only those papers reporting important new chemistry that enhances our understanding of the environment (air, water, soil, sediments, space, and biota). Papers that are multidisciplinary and/or that view the environment as an integrated earth system, are particularly encouraged. Papers that report incremental results, which do not have sufficient originality and significance, will not be recommended for acceptance. Papers that investigate pollutant removal are considered for peer review only when they do so under conditions which are relevant to the environments of interest to the journal and when they consider relevant environmental processes and mechanisms.