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 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.679
2013 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 1.92
Cited half-life 5.20
Immediacy index 0.23
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 0.44
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

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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 regional variability of the probability of occurrence of high total trihalomethane (TTHM) levels was assessed using multilevel logistic regression models that incorporate environmental and infrastructure characteristics. The models were structured in a three-level hierarchical configuration: samples (first level), drinking water utilities (DWUs, second level) and natural regions, an ecological hierarchical division from the Quebec ecological framework of reference (third level). They considered six independent variables: precipitation, temperature, source type, seasons, treatment type and pH. The average probability of TTHM concentrations exceeding the targeted threshold was 18.1 %. The probability was influenced by seasons, treatment type, precipitations and temperature. The variance at all levels was significant, showing that the probability of TTHM concentrations exceeding the threshold is most likely to be similar if located within the same DWU and within the same natural region. However, most of the variance initially attributed to natural regions was explained by treatment types and clarified by spatial aggregation on treatment types. Nevertheless, even after controlling for treatment type, there was still significant regional variability of the probability of TTHM concentrations exceeding the threshold. Regional variability was particularly important for DWUs using chlorination alone since they lack the appropriate treatment required to reduce the amount of natural organic matter (NOM) in source water prior to disinfection. Results presented herein could be of interest to authorities in identifying regions with specific needs regarding drinking water quality and for epidemiological studies identifying geographical variations in population exposure to disinfection by-products (DBPs).
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4969-5

  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4953-0
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    ABSTRACT: A total of 79 topsoil samples (ranging from 0 to 20 cm in depth) were collected from a grape cultivation area of Zhangjiakou City, China. The total concentrations of As, Cd, Hg, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn in soil samples were determined to evaluate pollution levels and associated health risks in each sample. Pollution levels were calculated using enrichment factors (EF) and geoaccumulation index (I geo). Health risks for adults and children were quantified using hazard indexes (HI) and aggregate carcinogenic risks (ACR). The mean concentrations of measured heavy metals Cd, Hg, and Cu, only in the grape cultivation soil samples, were higher than the background values of heavy metals in Hebei Province. According to principal component analysis (PCA), the anthropogenic activities related to agronomic and fossil fuel combustion practices attributed to higher accumulations of Cd, Hg, and Cu, which have slightly polluted about 10-40 % of the sampled soils. However, the HI for all of the heavy metals were lower than 1 (within safe limits), and the ACR of As was in the 10(-6)-10(-4) range (a tolerable level). This suggests the absence of both non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic health risks for adults and children through oral ingestion and dermal absorption exposure pathways in the studied area. It should be also noted that the heightened vulnerability of children to health risks was accounted for higher HI and ACR values. Consequently, heavy metal concentrations (e.g., Cd, Hg, Cu) should be periodically monitored in these soils and improved soil management practices are required to minimize possible impacts on children's health.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4955-y

  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4928-1

  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4967-7
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    ABSTRACT: Airborne manganese (Mn) is considered the most hazardous route of exposure since Mn particles can enter into the body through the lung and may access the brain directly through olfactory uptake, thereby bypassing homeostatic excretory mechanisms. Environmental indoor and outdoor manganese concentrations in PM2.5 were monitored in ten rural households from two communities of Hidalgo, Mexico, from 2006 to 2007. Indoor and outdoor air samples of PM2.5 were collected using MiniVol samplers, and Mn concentrations in the filters were measured using proton-induced X-ray emission (PIXE). An adjusted generalized linear mixed model was applied and then used for estimating indoor concentrations in non-monitored households. Our monitoring results showed a higher daily average concentration of indoor PM2.5 vs. outdoor PM2.5 (46.4 vs. 36.2 μg/m(3), respectively); however, manganese concentration in PM2.5 indoor and outdoor was 0.09 μg/m(3) in both sceneries. Predictor variables of indoor Mn concentration were outdoor Mn concentration (64.5 % increase per 0.1 μg/m(3) change in Mn) and keeping the windows open (4.2 % increase). Using these predictors, the average estimated indoor Mn concentration in PM2.5 was 0.07 μg/m(3) (SD = 0.05). Our results confirm the direct effect of outdoor Mn levels, opening house windows, and the distance to the mining chimney in indoor Mn levels in houses.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4982-8

  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4952-1

  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4956-x
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    ABSTRACT: The global environmental impact of urban areas has greatly increased over the years, due to the growth of urbanisation and the associated increase in management costs. There are several measures aimed at mitigating this impact that affect in different ways the environmental, economic and societal spheres. This article has analysed a selection of different mitigation measures, related to the built environment, according to the life cycle approach, aimed at identifying the procedural features chosen by the different authors and defining a common way to deal with this issue. In particular, all the individual single steps of a Life Cycle Assessment/Life Cycle Costing of the different studies are analysed and the results of the individual measures are highlighted. The analysis has shown how the scientific literature is mainly focused on the evaluation of the impact of technological solutions related to individual buildings (cool/green roof). Less interest is shown in the solutions for urban areas, while, as far as the impact on greenhouse gas emissions is concerned, some studies are shifting the target to a global scale. Due to the accuracy whereby the calculation of the impact indicators deals with and structures the life cycle methods, opportunities to compare studies developed by different authors are quite rare and hard to find. Hence the need to find a simple, intuitive and flexible scheme to combine some of the most useful results of the bibliographical studies, in a comparative outline of different technological solutions, which can support the decision-making phase through a rough assessment.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4960-1
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    ABSTRACT: Residue analysis of emamectin benzoate and lufenuron in cabbage matrices and soil was developed using a quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) method and ultra high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). The samples were extracted with 1 % acetic acid in acetonitrile (v/v) or 1 % acetic acid in acetonitrile/water (5:1, v/v) and cleaned up by dispersive solid-phase extraction. Mean recoveries and relative standard deviations (RSDs) in all samples ranged 87.8-100.0 % and 3.6-12.6 % for emamectin benzoate and 87.8-104.8 % and 6.2-11.5 % for lufenuron, respectively. The validated method was used to evaluate the dissipation rate of emamectin benzoate and lufenuron in cabbage and soil as well as the residual levels in harvested cabbage and soil at different preharvest intervals (PHI). The half-lives of emamectin benzoate and lufenuron were 1.08-2.70 and 1.74-5.04 days in cabbage, and 1.42-4.01 and 0.94-6.18 days in soil, respectively. The terminal residues were below the China maximum residue limits (MRLs) at 3 days for emamectin benzoate (0.1 mg kg(-1)) and European Union MRLs at 5 days for lufenuron (0.5 mg kg(-1)), which suggested that 5 days could be recommended as the PHI for the commercial formulation of emamectin benzoate and lufenuron application in the Chinese cabbage field.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4989-1
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    ABSTRACT: Understanding and quantification of geochemical processes in vadose zone of sewage-effluent-irrigated soils are helpful in predicting the transference of metals and other ions to food chain and groundwater. Hence, an attempt has been made to simulate various geochemical processes occurring in the flow path of infiltrating sewage water down the vadose zone with the help of Net Geochemical Reaction Along the Flow Path (NETPATH). This study area was located in Western Delhi, India, where sewage effluents originating from Keshopur Sewage Treatment plant have been used for irrigation since 1979. Agricultural lands receiving irrigation through sewage and tube well water were selected for this study. The results indicated that groundwater of 20- and 10-year sewage-irrigated lands was slightly oversaturated in respect of calcite and dolomite, and undersaturated in respect of gypsum. The shallow groundwater of 5-year sewage-irrigated field was undersaturated in case of calcite, dolomite, and gypsum. Among the metals, major focus was given on Fe and Mn as these two metals are redox prone and relatively more mobile than other metals under saturated conditions. There was reduction in concentration of Fe and Mn in groundwater samples of 20-year sewage-irrigated field as compared to that in sewage effluent. Such reduction in concentration of Fe and Mn could be ascribed to the formation of goethite and manganite in vadose zone, respectively, as revealed by simulation with NETPATH. Similarly, in case of 10- and 5-year sewage-irrigated fields, increase in Fe and Mn concentrations in groundwater was due to dissolution of siderite and pyrulusite, respectively. NETPATH software could explain the variation in diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA)-extractable Fe and Mn content in vadose zone to the extent of 94 and 65 %, respectively.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4962-z
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    ABSTRACT: Lead (Pb) is known to be highly poisonous, and the acute poisoning of Cd causes the abdominal pains, vomiting, and shock. The digestive and nervous symptom is observed in the chronic lead poisoning. It was also known that the defect in hemoglobin synthesis by Pb produce anemia. The release of Pb into the environment presents a source of exposure for wild animals. In this study, we examined the utility of a new Pb-monitoring index in mice administered Pb. A solution containing 0.02, 0.2, 2, or 4 ppm lead chloride (PbCl2) was administered intraperitoneally to mice, and the Pb contents of the kidney and liver were determined at designated time points. The mean Pb content of both organs increased depending on the administered Pb dosage. Although the results of control was near the detection limits, the administration of 4 ppm in 4 weeks resulted in Pb levels of 260 mg ppm/wet weight and 110 ppm wet weight in the kidney and liver, respectively. However, there were no significant relationships among administered dose, duration of Pb treatment, and liver or kidney Pb content. Then, values in all mice administered control or 0.02 mg Pb were located inside the ellipse, representing the confidence area of the new index, and values in all mice administered more than 2 mg Pb were located outside the ellipse. These results confirm that animals exposed to high concentrations of Pb would be detected by this new index.
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12/2015; 187(12). DOI:10.1007/s10661-015-4958-8