Journal of Environmental Monitoring (J ENVIRON MONITOR)

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain), Royal Society of Chemistry

Journal description

Modern instrumentation has allowed us to push back the frontiers of detection such that we are able to determine incredibly small amounts of natural and anthropogenic pollutants and contaminants in our environment, whether they are in our homes, workplaces, cities, the countryside or the oceans. The fact that we can detect these pollutants in minuscule amounts does not necessarily mean that the levels present in the environment are harmful to our health or well being, but it does drive world-wide legislation on these substances. Therefore, there is a requirement to monitor, ascertain the sources, prevent the release, develop better detection methods and make properly assessed scientific judgements on the toxicity, exposure and risk assessment of the pollutants to which we are exposed in our daily lives. The Royal Society of Chemistry has recognised the importance of these 21st century requirements and that it is essential to promote and disseminate the knowledge of newly developed technologies for monitoring our various environments. Therefore, they have launched the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (JEM) which is dedicated to assessing exposure and health risks through the latest developments in measurement science. The first issue of the journal was published in February 1999 and subsequent issues will be published bimonthly thereafter. JEM is unique in that it aims to publish all the relevant information on this subject area in one source. This journal is intended for environmental and health professionals in industry and officials from governmental and regulatory agencies as well as research scientists interested in the environment.

Journal Impact: 2.45*

*This value is calculated using ResearchGate data and is based on average citation counts from work published in this journal. The data used in the calculation may not be exhaustive.

Journal impact history

2016 Journal impact Available summer 2017
2010 Journal impact 2.45
2009 Journal impact 2.69
2008 Journal impact 2.34
2007 Journal impact 1.82
2006 Journal impact 1.57
2005 Journal impact 1.66
2004 Journal impact 1.22
2003 Journal impact 1.03
2002 Journal impact 0.94
2001 Journal impact 0.79
2000 Journal impact 0.78

Journal impact over time

Journal impact

Additional details

Cited half-life 5.50
Immediacy index 0.32
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.71
Website Journal of Environmental Monitoring website
Other titles Journal of environmental monitoring, JEM
ISSN 1464-0325
OCLC 41043780
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Nitrate pollution in aquatic systems caused by intensive agricultural activities is a serious problem in the Sanjiang Plain. In this study, a dual isotope approach (δ15N–NO3− and δ18O–NO3−) was employed to identify potential nitrate sources (atmospheric deposition, AD; NO3− derived from soil organic matter nitrification, NS; NO3− derived from chemical fertilizer nitrification, NF; and manure and sewage, M&S) and transformation processes occurring in the Abujiao River watershed located in the Sanjiang Plain. The Bayesian model (stable isotope analysis in R, SIAR) was utilized to apportion the contribution of the potential sources. In this watershed, the nitrate concentrations in the surface water were low (mean ± SD = 1.15 ± 0.84 mg L−1), and were greatly influenced by precipitation and land use conditions during the two sampling periods (the high flow period, September; the low flow period, November). On the contrary, in the ground water, high NO3− concentrations were observed (7.84 ± 5.83 mg L−1) and no significant temporal variation in NO3− was found during the sampling periods. The sampled water δ18O–NO3− values suggest that the nitrification process was not the main N cycling process, because most of the measured δ18O–NO3− values were above the expected δ18O–NO3− from nitrification throughout the sampling periods. Both the chemical and isotopic characteristics indicated that the signs of de-nitrification were absent in the surface water. However, significant de-nitrification processes were observed in the ground water for all sample periods. Results from the SIAR model showed that source contributions differed significantly during the two sampling periods. During the high flow period, chemical fertilizers and soil N fertilizer equally contributed to the major sources of nitrate in the surface water. In contrast, manure and sewage sources dominated the source contribution during the low flow period (November). This study suggested that with the assessment of the behaviors and sources of NO3−, effective nitrate reduction strategies and better management practices can be implemented to protect water quality.
    Article · Oct 2014 · Journal of Environmental Monitoring
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    Article · Jan 2011 · Journal of Environmental Monitoring