Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment emphasizes technical developments and data arising from environmental monitoring and assessment the use of scientific principles in the design of monitoring systems at the local regional and global scales and the use of monitoring data in assessing the consequences of natural resource management actions and pollution risks to man and the environment. The journal covers a wide range of pollutants and examines monitoring systems designed to estimate exposure both at the individual and population levels. The journal also focuses on the development of monitoring systems related to the management of various renewable natural resources in for instance agriculture fisheries and forests. The scope of the journal extends to the use of monitoring in pollution assessment and particular emphasis is given to the synthesis of monitoring data with toxicological epidemiological and health data as well as with pre-market screening results. The journal also includes research and monitoring systems that help assess anthropogenic impacts on natural resources and the environment from numerous activities such as harvesting development and land use changes. Geographic information system analyses and remote sensing studies relating such activities to land cover changes that affect e.g. biodiversity and global climate change are also within the purview of the journal. Examples of specific areas of interest are: The design and development of single medium and multimedia monitoring systems sampling techniques optimization of monitoring networks data handling quality and assurance procedures operational costs. The scientific basis for monitoring: scaling methods the use of biological indicators dynamic and commitment models pollution indices etc. Exposure assessment: the development of monitoring systems which allow direct or indirect estimates of pollutant exposure to critical receptors. Methods and procedures of pollution risk assessment relating to sources pathways of exposure trends in time and space anticipatory systems evaluation of environmental quality and of management practice. Monitoring systems designed to detect changes in land use patterns.

Current impact factor: 1.68

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.679
2012 Impact Factor 1.592
2011 Impact Factor 1.4
2010 Impact Factor 1.436
2009 Impact Factor 1.356
2008 Impact Factor 1.035
2007 Impact Factor 0.885
2006 Impact Factor 0.793
2005 Impact Factor 0.687
2004 Impact Factor 0.608
2003 Impact Factor 0.651
2002 Impact Factor 0.503
2001 Impact Factor 0.388
2000 Impact Factor 0.839
1999 Impact Factor 0.485
1998 Impact Factor 0.498
1997 Impact Factor 0.519
1996 Impact Factor 0.526
1995 Impact Factor 0.497
1994 Impact Factor 0.366
1993 Impact Factor 0.384
1992 Impact Factor 0.325

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.79
Cited half-life 4.70
Immediacy index 0.28
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 0.43
Website Environmental Monitoring and Assessment website
Other titles Environmental monitoring and assessment (Online)
ISSN 0167-6369
OCLC 41559970
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Springer Verlag

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand (CBOD) and total suspended solids (TSS) are the major pollutants affecting the wastewater quality. Water treatment process such as aeration, nitrification, desalination are typically employed to the influent CBOD, and TSS to make sure that effluent CBOD, and TSS are within the acceptable limit. Moving and treating wastewater is energy intensive and often ignored during the design process due to the main emphasis on water quality. In this research, one the most energy intensive processes of wastewater, namely aeration process is optimized with due consideration of water quality and energy aspects. The computational models developed in the present research indicate with less energy consumption, still an acceptable water quality level can be achieved. Case studies depicting few energy saving scenarios’ are also investigated.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: The concentrations of As, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn in water and sediment samples from Trepça and Sitnica rivers were determined to assess the level of contamination. Six water and sediment samples were collected during the period from April to July 2014. Most of the water samples was found within the European and Kosovo permissible limits. The highest concentration of As, Cd, Pb, and Zn originates primarily from anthropogenic sources such discharge of industrial water from mining flotation and from the mine waste eroded from the river banks. Sediment contamination assessment was carried out using the pollution indicators such as contamination factor (CF), degree of contamination (Cd), modified degree of contamination (mCd), pollution load index (PLI), and geoaccumulation index (Igeo). The CF values for the investigated metals indicated a high contaminated nature of sediments, while the Cd values indicated a very high contamination degree of sediments. The mCd values indicate a high degree of contamination of Sitnica river sediment to ultrahigh degree of contamination of Trepça river sediment. The PLI values ranged from 1.89 to 14.1 which indicate that the heavy metal concentration levels in all investigated sites exceeded the background values and sediment quality guidelines. The average values of Igeo revealed the following ranking of intensity of heavy metal contamination of the Trepça and Sitnica river sediments: Cd>As>Pb>Zn>Cu>Co>Cr>Ni. Cluster analysis suggests that As, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn are derived from anthropogenic sources, particularly discharges from mining flotation and erosion form waste from a zinc mine plant. In order to protect the sediments from further contamination, the designing of a monitoring network and reducing the anthropogenic discharges are suggested.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 06/2015; 187(6). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4524-4
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    ABSTRACT: Otoliths of cultured sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) from two different fish farms of Sicily were collected and analyzed by using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy. Metal content (Ba, Cd, Fe, Mg, Mn, Sr, and Zn) was measured in order to test the potential use of biogenic carbonates as proxies of dissimilar environmental conditions since the fish farms are implanted in opposite coastal marine areas (Gulf of Castellammare and Gulf of Gela) characterized by different oceanographic features and human activities. Cluster analysis discriminates samples as different groups on the basis of metal content. Results show that concentrations of Sr in the otoliths have a similar range of distribution and not significantly different between the two farms. Otherwise, Fe, Mg, Mn, and Cd show higher concentrations in otoliths collected from fish reared in the farm in the southern coast (Gulf of Gela), an area subject to a great anthropogenic pressure. Zn is the only element with higher values in the otoliths from the farm in the northern coast (Gulf of Trappeto) probably due to industrial effluent. In this work, obtained data confirm the high potential of trace elements measurements in these biogenic carbonates as proxies of different environmental conditions.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 06/2015; 187(6). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4434-5
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 06/2015; 187(6). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4573-8
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    ABSTRACT: The prediction of water quality parameters plays an important role in water resources and environmental systems. The use of electrical conductivity (EC) as a water quality indicator is one of the important parameters for estimating the amount of mineralization. This study describes the application of artificial neural network (ANN) and wavelet-neural network hybrid (WANN) models to predict the monthly EC of the Asi River at the Demirköprü gauging station, Turkey. In the proposed hybrid WANN model, the discrete wavelet transform (DWT) was linked to the ANN model for EC prediction using a feed-forward back propagation (FFBP) training algorithm. For this purpose, the original time series of monthly EC and discharge (Q) values were decomposed to several sub-time series by DWT, and these sub-time series were then presented to the ANN model as an input dataset to predict the monthly EC. Comparing the values predicted by the models indicated that the performance of the proposed WANN model was better than the conventional ANN model. The correlation of determination (R (2)) were 0.949 and 0.381 for the WANN and ANN models, respectively. The results indicate that the peak EC values predicted by the WANN model are closer to the observed values, and this model simulates the hysteresis phenomena at an acceptable level as well.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 05/2015; 187(6). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4590-7
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    ABSTRACT: Characteristics of a cold-core eddy and its influence on the mesozooplankton community were studied along the central (87°E) Bay of Bengal during winter monsoon (November, 2008) based on in situ data. The thermo-haline structure and the satellite derived sea level anomaly maps showed the presence of a cyclonic eddy between 16°N and 20°N. The nutrient enhancement due to the eddy pumping in the euphotic column (~50 m) had resulted in high chlorophyll a concentration, a factor of 8 times higher than that outside the eddy, which led to higher mesozooplankton biomass (0.35 ± 0.36 ml m-3) and abundance (276 ± 184 ind.m-3). The northern cyclonic eddy (NCE) seems to exist for approximately 6 months between July and January. During summer, the NCE is forced by local wind stress curl and the resultant Ekman pumping, whereas during fall and early phase of the winter, it is sustained by westward propagating semi-annual Rossby waves. The longer existence of NCE in the study region, which originated six months prior to the present observation, provide favourable environment for the mesozooplankton community to grow and reproduce, resulting in noticeable increase in the biovolume. Hence, the persistent and longer existence of NCE significantly influences the biological production of the generally oligotrophic BoB, making it locally biologically ‘active’.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 05/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Environmental sustainability has become the focus of agricultural sustainability. This study is aimed at evaluating the environmental sustainability of farmers' land use decisions on saline-alkaline soil in China. Based on empirical and theoretical approaches, the decisions mainly include planting, crop distribution, irrigation, drainage, and fertilization. By surveying 22 administrative villages in typical ecologically fragile saline-alkaline areas of five regions (Shandong, Jiangsu, Jilin, Ningxia, and Xinjiang), the paper builds the evaluation criteria at village level, and obtains a comprehensive index. From the results, irrigation concerns are absent from decision-making. For other decisions, farmers in most villages can appropriately deal with planting, drainage, and fertilization according to the regional natural and social geography conditions. But the comprehensive index of crop distribution in the coastal areas is much stronger than in the northeast and northwest. It is found that the similarities of unsustainability lie in the planting of water-consuming crops, the arbitrary distribution of crops, lack of drainage planning, obsolete water conservancy facilities, excessive use of chemical fertilizers, etc. According to the research, on the one hand, it can guide farmers to rationally make use of saline-alkaline land; on the other hand, it can also provide the basis for government to make differentiated policies in different areas and enhance pertinence in the course of technological extension and application.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 04/2015; 187(4):4396. DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4396-7