Environmental Health Perspectives: Quick facts and tips for submitting to this journal
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (United States)
Aims and Scope
Contact info: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/contact-ehp/
Further Editorial info: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/editorial-board/
CRITERIA FOR PUBLICATION
- Must be one of the following manuscript types: corrspondence, commentaries, research articles, substansive reviews, quantitative reviews and meta-analyses, or reviews based on meetings or conferences
- Originality, scientific quality, environmental health significance, clarity of presentation, and conciseness (Scientific quality and environmental significance have a higher weight than the other criteria.)
EDITORIAL POLICIES AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
- Submissions to Environmental Health Perspectives are only taken online and must be submitted with a cover letter that includes specific points: (1) originality of work, previous publication in whole or part, dual submission (2) humane treatment of animals according to institutional guidelines (3) consent of human subjects (4) competing interests (5) copyrights and permissions to reproduce (if applicable) (6) authors' permission and acceptance of responsibility for contents (7) preferred and nonpreferred reviewers and (8) if applicable, a statement of redundant or duplicative work.
- Contributions must be original works of the author and not have been previously published in print/online or simultaeneously submitted to another publication.
- Environmental Health Perspectives follows rigid protocols for plagiarism and allegations of data fabrication. Documented plagiarism and allegations of data fabrication is relayed to the authors’ host institutions and could result in: a 3‑year ban on future publication in EHP, a published Expression of Concern, and/or retraction of the paper.
- Papers will not be processed until the Competing Financial Interests Declaration (CFID) form is submitted on behalf of all authors. Authors must disclose all actual and potential competing financial interests occurring in the last 3 years.
- Authors must certify that the freedom to design, conduct, interpret, and publish research is not hindered by any sponsor.
- Acknowledgements section of the manuscript must include statement of disclosure that is consistent with the information given in the CFID form.
- Manuscript must be prepared according to guidelines. 2013 version can be found here: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ita.pdf (Be sure to check for later versions).
MANUSCRIPT REVIEW PROCESS
GOOD PUBLISHING PRACTICES
- If animals were used in the study, the author must provide assurances for their humane treatment.
- If humans were involved in the study, the author must follow the Common Rule, be approved by the appropriate institutional review board, and comply with all relevant national, state, and local regulations
- If research involves humans and is conducted outside of the US, research must be performed in accordance with principles of the Declaration of Helsinki .
- Methods section must include approval and compliance of research requirements and description of consent procedures.
- If involving animals, EHP encourages authors to follow ARRIVE guidelines when designing their studies. (Editors and reviewers are advised to use ARRIVE when assessing manuscripts.)
- Authors of review articles are advised to follow transparent reporting of systematic reviews suggestions as explained in the PRISMA Statement.
- Authors performing microarray experiments should follow the Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment (MIAME) guidelines by the Microarray Gene Expression Data (MGED).
- Author is responsible to make a statement to the editor concerning materials in the manuscript that are duplicated and advised to see the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
ADDITIONAL LINKS FOR AUTHORS
- As an open access journal, all content of Environmental Health Perspectives is accessible for free here: http://www.ehponline.org/ & http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/253/
- For Chinese, Spanish, and French translation of select journal articles, see http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/international/#trans
INDEXING AND METRICS
- Indexed in Thomson Reuters + Scimago
- Impact factor: 7.26
- Ranked #4 out of 209 journals in Environmental Sciences and #2 out of 158 journals in Public, Environmental, and Occupational Health
(Source: Journal Information, EHP website)