Aims & Scope

Environmental Justice is the essential peer-reviewed journal that explores the equitable treatment of all people, especially minority and low-income populations, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Published bimonthly, Environmental Justice covers the adverse and disparate health impact and environmental burden that affects marginalized populations all over the world. The Journal facilitates open dialogue among the many stakeholders involved in environmental justice struggles: communities, industry, academia, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Environmental Justice coverage includes:

  • Human health and the environment
  • Science, technology, and the environment
  • Land use and urban planning
  • Public policy
  • Environmental history
  • Legal history as it pertains to environmental justice
  • Sociology and anthropology of environmental health disparities
  • Grassroots initiatives

Environmental Justice is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Sylvia Hood Washington, PhD, MSE, MPH, Sustainability Director, Environmental Health Research Associates, LLC;  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

Indexed/Abstracted in:

Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI);


ProQuest databases;

CAB Abstracts;

Global Health;


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.