International Journal of Environmental Impacts

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International Journal of Environmental Impacts

  • ISSN: 
    2398-2640 (Print); 2398-2659 (Online)
  • Indexing & Archiving: 
    Cabell's Directory
    British Library
    Library of Congress
    Google Scholar
    CAB Abstracts (CABI)
    Microsoft Academic
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  • Subject: 
    Biology & Life Sciences
    Environmental & Earth Sciences
    Business & Economics

International Journal of Environmental Impacts (IJEI) is an international, scholarly and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to discuss the numerous environmental problems present in modern society and their impacts, taking into account scientific, economic and social issues. One important consideration is the way in which they affect the search for sustainability.

The Journal encourages interdisciplinary communication on all issues related to environmental impacts. There is a need to bridge the gap between the broad spectrum of economic and socio-political disciplines and specialists in engineering and physical, biological, environmental and health sciences, amongst others.

The publication discusses whether some forms of development are compatible with environmental protection, particularly in cases of possible serious contamination and toxicity. The management of air, water and soil contamination is one of the most challenging issues facing the international community.

Waste Management is one of the key problems of modern society due to the ever-expanding volume and complexity of discarded domestic and industrial products. A major cause of concern is the impact of waste on health and the environment.

Contributions related to case studies allow learning from past failures, to avoid repeating similar mistakes, while attempting to prevent emerging threats to environmental and ecological systems.

The Journal provides a platform for researchers and professionals involved in Environmental Impact to exchange knowledge and gain an insight into the state of the art in the current technologies, methodologies and solutions in environmental impact management as they are being developed and applied in different regions around the world. Authors include a wide variety of stakeholders from research and academia, to professionals in the industry, as well as government organisations.

The IJEI is an open access journal. All contents are available for free, that is, users are entitled to read, download, duplicate, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without prior consent from the publisher or the author.

Focus and Scope

The IJEI welcomes original research papers, technical notes and review articles on the following disciplines:

  • Environmental policies and planning
  • Environmental assessment
  • Development issues
  • Sustainable development studies
  • Environmental economics
  • Social impact
  • Policies and legislation
  • Public engagement
  • Communications issues
  • Extreme events risk studies
  • Climate change impact
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Flood risk studies
  • Ecosystem modelling
  • GIS and remote sensing applications
  • Energy and the environment
  • Food production and policies
  • Solutions for nature
  • Soil contamination
  • Industrial waste management
  • Hazardous waste
  • Agricultural waste
  • Waste management
  • Water contamination
  • Fresh and marine water quality
  • Industrial water pollution
  • Safety and security
  • Air pollution
  • Air pollution mitigation
  • Industrial air pollution
  • Transportation impacts
  • Toxicity studies
  • Pollution and public health
  • Environmental health risk
  • Water, sanitation and health
  • Remediation
  • Recovery and resilience
  • Case studies

Publication Frequency

The IJEI is published regularly by the IIETA, with four regular issues (excluding special issues) and one volume per year.

Section Policies

Regular Papers

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The IIETA adopts a double blind review process. Once submitted, a paper dealing with suitable topics will be sent to the editor-in-chief or other members of the editorial board, and then be reviewed by at least two experts in the relevant field. The reviewers are either members of our editorial board or special external experts invited by the journal. In light of the reviewers’ comments, the editor-in-chief or other members of the editorial board will make the final decision over the publication, and return the decision to the author.

There are four possible decisions concerning the paper: acceptance, minor revision, major revision and rejection. Acceptances means the paper will be published directly without any revision. Minor revision means the author should make minor changes to the manuscript according to reviewers’ comments and submit the revised version to the IIETA. The revised version will be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the editor-in-chief or other members of the editorial board. Major revision means the author should modify the manuscript significantly according to reviewers’ comments and submit the revised version to the IIETA. The revised version will be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the editor-in-chief or other members of the editorial board. Rejection means the submitted paper will not be published.

If a paper is accepted, the editor-in-chief or managing editor will send an acceptance letter to the author, and ask the author to prepare the paper in MS Word using the template of IIETA. 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is committed when one author uses another work without permission, credit, or acknowledgment. Plagiarism takes different forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. The IIETA uses iThenticate to screen for unoriginal material. Authors submitting to an IIETA journal should be aware that their paper may be submitted to CrossRef at any point during the peer-review or production process. Any allegations of plagiarism made to a journal will be investigated by the editor-in-chief or managing editor. If the allegations appear to be founded, we will request all named authors of the paper to give an explanation of the overlapping material. If the explanation is not satisfactory, we will reject the submission, and may also reject future submissions.

For instructions on citing any of IIETA’s journals as well as our Ethics Statement, see Policies and Standards.

Indexing Information

  • Elsevier’s Scopus


  • DOAJ


  • ProQuest


  • British Library


  • Library of Congress


  • Dimensions


  • CAB Abstracts (CABI)


  • Zetoc


  • MIAR


  • Google Scholar


  • Microsoft Academic


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ISSN: 2398-2640 (print), 2398-2659 (online)

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