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Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news published with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 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 peer-reviewed research and news of the field. With an impact factor of 7.26, EHP is the second-ranked journal in Public, Environmental, and Occupational Health and the fourth-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.

EHP receives more than 1,200 research manuscripts each year and has an acceptance rate of 15%. Research articles are published within 24 hours of acceptance as Advance Publication articles and are completely citable using the CrossRef DOI system. EHP‘s news content is prepared by science journalists and reviewed by subject matter experts.

All EHP content is 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).

Permissions and Copyright: Publication of EHP lies in the public domain and is therefore without copyright. All text from EHP may be reprinted freely. Use of materials published in EHP should be acknowledged (for example, “Reproduced with permission from Environmental Health Perspectives”); pertinent reference information should be provided for the article from which the material was reproduced. Articles from EHP, especially the News section, may contain photographs or illustrations copyrighted by other commercial organizations or individuals that may not be used without obtaining prior approval from the holder of the copyright.

EHP 2013 Overview (PDF, 2.5MB)

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Publication of articles in EHP does not mean that the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (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.

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