After thoughtful discussion, the editors at ET&C have decided to expand the scope of the material published to include "remediation and restoration" and "human health from environmental exposure." These topics are frequent sessions at SETAC meetings, and submissions to the journal in both areas have been increasing, which indicates a growing interest in the SETAC community. Subsequently, the consensus was that this offers a new avenue for journal growth and development. Here are the full details and a reminder that ET&C no longer levies page or color charges, has high production standards, rapid turnaround and competitive open access options, and it has a high impact factor that is trending upward. Consider your society journal when submitting your best research.
Remediation and Restoration
Papers should deal with remediation and restoration of contaminated sites with a focus on the removal of chemical contaminant exposures in the environment. Ideally, studies would incorporate indirect and/or direct measures of biological exposures and improvement but may also include meeting a regulatory-driven contaminant level. Field-based investigations and monitoring studies are preferred, but laboratory mechanistic pilot studies may be acceptable if based on realistic scenarios that relate field exposures to adverse effects.
Human Health from Environmental Exposures
Papers should relate environmental exposures to chemicals with potential risks for adverse health effects in humans. Papers addressing human toxicology mechanisms and risks must encompass realistic environmental exposure. Ideally, studies would incorporate pathway-based approaches focused on integrated assessment of chemical risk (i.e., across human and non-human taxa). Occupational work place exposure and effects studies are inappropriate.