Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a monthly peer-reviewed journal of research and news published with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The mission of EHP is to serve as a forum for the discussion of the interrelationships between the environment and human health by publishing high-quality research and news of the field. With an impact factor of 7.03, EHP is the third-ranked journal in Public, Environmental, and Occupational Health, the fourth-ranked journal in Toxicology, and the fifth-ranked journal in Environmental Sciences.
The environmental health sciences include many fields of study and increasingly comprise a multidisciplinary research area. EHP publishes articles from a wide range of scientific disciplines encompassing basic research; epidemiologic studies; risk assessment; relevant ethical, legal, social, environmental justice, and policy topics; longitudinal human studies; in vitro and in vivo animal research with a clear relationship to human health; and environmental medicine case reports. Because children are uniquely sensitive to their environments, EHP devotes a research section specifically to issues surrounding children’s environmental health.
In 2013 EHP received nearly 2,000 submissions and had an acceptance rate of 13%. Research articles are published within 3 working days of acceptance as Advance Publication articles and are citable using the CrossRef DOI (Digital Object Identifier) system. EHP‘s news content is prepared by science journalists and reviewed by subject matter experts.
Published since 1972, EHP has been online-only since January 2013. EHP is open access, and all content is available for free online.
EHP has an International Program that includes a Chinese-language edition published bimonthly and distributed to 30,000 readers. Selected EHP content is also translated for republication in Salud Pública de México (published by the Mexican National Institute of Public Health), Ciencia y Trabajo (published by the Chilean Foundation of Science and Technology, Chilean Security Association), and Ciência & Saúde Coletiva (published by the Brazilian Association of Public Health). EHP hosts the online version of Mali Médical (published by the Mali Society of Medicine) and is teamed with Mali Médical and with Annales Africaines de Médecine (published by the University of Kinshasa Faculty of Medicine) as part of the African Journal Partnership Program.
Permissions and Copyright: Publication of EHP lies in the public domain and is therefore without copyright. All text from EHP may be reprinted freely. However, articles from EHP, especially the News section, may contain photographs or illustrations copyrighted by other commercial organizations or individuals, which may not be used without obtaining prior approval from the holder of the copyright.
Use of materials published in EHP should be acknowledged (for example, “Reproduced with permission from Environmental Health Perspectives”). Pertinent citation information should be provided for the article from which the material was reproduced, and a link to the original material on the EHP website included where possible.
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Publication of articles in EHP does not mean the NIEHS condones, endorses, approves, or recommends the use of any products, services, materials, methodology, or policies stated therein. Conclusions and opinions are those of the individual authors and advertisers only and do not reflect the policies or views of the NIEHS.