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Aims & Scope

Environmental Justice is the essential peer-reviewed journal exploring the equitable treatment of all people, especially people of color, low-income populations, and indigenous peoples. The journal specifically explores the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies, as well as equitable and fair access to healthy housing, safe water, transportation, food resources, natural resources, health care, and economic opportunity. Published bimonthly, Environmental Justice covers the adverse and disparate environmental burdens, exposures, and health impacts that affect marginalized populations all over the world. The journal facilitates open dialogue among the many stakeholders involved in environmental justice struggles, including activists, communities, nonprofit organizations, academia, youth, government, and industry.

Environmental Justice coverage includes:

  • Impacts on the environment
  • Environmental public health
  • Environmental justice science
  • Health equity
  • Climate justice
  • Human rights
  • Science, technology, and the environment
  • Land use planning and management
  • Public policy
  • Environmental history
  • Legal history and current debates related to environmental justice
  • Sociology and anthropology of environmental health disparities
  • Community science
  • Grassroots initiatives
  • Social movements
  • Voices in the field

Environmental Justice is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS, Associate Professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park;  Senior Editor Kenneth Olden, PhD, ScD, LHD, School of Public Health at the City University of New York; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.


Audience: Social justice advocates, public health and public policy officials, industry leaders, environmental planners, ethicists, attorneys, and legislators, among others


  • Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI)
  • Scopus
  • ProQuest databases
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • GreenFILE
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.