Science of the Total Environment Q1 Unclaimed

Elsevier Netherlands
Unfortunately this journal has not been claimed yet. For this reason, some information may be unavailable.

Science of the Total Environment is an international multi-disciplinary journal for publication of novel, hypothesis-driven and high-impact research on the total environment, which interfaces the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and anthroposphere.Field studies have preference, while papers describing laboratory experiments must demonstrate significant advances in methodology or mechanistic understanding with a clear connection to the environment. Descriptive, repetitive, incremental or regional-scale studies with limited novelty will not be considered. It has an SJR impact factor of 1,946.

Science of the Total Environment focuses its scope in these topics and keywords: soil, environmental, exposure, organic, assessment, effects, water, risk, study, matter, ...

Type: Journal

Type of Copyright:

Languages: English

Open Access Policy:

Type of publications:

Publication frecuency: -


3400 €

Inmediate OA

0 €

Embargoed OA

0 €

Non OA


Science of the Total Environment


SJR Impact factor


H Index


Total Docs (Last Year)


Total Docs (3 years)


Total Refs


Total Cites (3 years)


Citable Docs (3 years)


Cites/Doc (2 years)




User Image Validated user Validated user
Sep 2, 2021

The Journal is open to a wide range of ecological disciplines and appropiate for works related to biotic interactions as well as many other ecological perspectives. The EC and HE were very fast considering the manuscript and looking for reviewers, both reviewers gave feedback in few weeks and the article was available online as soon as it was accepted. I do recommend this journal for ecological research.

Publication speed
Review quality
Edition and editorial team

Aims and Scope

soil, environmental, exposure, organic, assessment, effects, water, risk, study, matter, source, cadmium, emerging, oil, concentrations, health, river, soils, metals, pollutants, distribution, atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, anthroposphere

Best articles by citations

A review on the occurrence of micropollutants in the aquatic environment and their fate and removal during wastewater treatment

Yunlong Luo Wenshan Guo Huu Hao Ngo
1888 Citations View more

Removal of nutrients in various types of constructed wetlands

Jan Vymazal
1506 Citations View more

Combination of Advanced Oxidation Processes and biological treatments for wastewater decontamination—A review

I. Oller S. Malato J.A. Sánchez-Pérez
1458 Citations View more

Occurrence of antibiotics in the aquatic environment

Roman Hirsch Thomas Ternes Klaus Haberer
1398 Citations View more

A review of soil heavy metal pollution from mines in China: Pollution and health risk assessment

Zhiyuan Li Zongwei Ma Tsering Jan van der Kuijp
1256 Citations View more

Use of iron oxide nanomaterials in wastewater treatment: A review

Piao Xu Guang Ming Zeng Dan Lian Huang
1252 Citations View more

Acid mine drainage remediation options: a review

D. Barrie Johnson Kevin B. Hallberg
1208 Citations View more

Occurrence of pharmaceutical compounds in urban wastewater: Removal, mass load and environmental risk after a secondary treatment—A review

P. Verlicchi M. Al Aukidy E. Zambello
1197 Citations View more

Urban wastewater treatment plants as hotspots for antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes spread into the environment: A review

L. Rizzo C. Manaia C. Merlin
1156 Citations View more

E-waste: An assessment of global production and environmental impacts

Brett H. Robinson
984 Citations View more

Behavior and occurrence of estrogens in municipal sewage treatment plants — I. Investigations in Germany, Canada and Brazil

T.A Ternes M Stumpf J Mueller
918 Citations View more

Accumulation of Pb, Cu, and Zn in native plants growing on a contaminated Florida site

Joonki Yoon Xinde Cao Qixing Zhou
889 Citations View more

Toxicity of nanoparticles of CuO, ZnO and TiO2 to microalgae Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata

Villem Aruoja Henri-Charles Dubourguier Kaja Kasemets
868 Citations View more

Sources and properties of non-exhaust particulate matter from road traffic: A review

Alistair Thorpe Roy M. Harrison
844 Citations View more

Microplastics in freshwater and terrestrial environments: Evaluating the current understanding to identify the knowledge gaps and future research priorities

Alice A. Horton Alexander Walton David J. Spurgeon
824 Citations View more

Application of factor analysis in the assessment of groundwater quality in a blackfoot disease area in Taiwan

Chen-Wuing Liu Kao-Hung Lin Yi-Ming Kuo
807 Citations View more

Multivariate analysis of heavy metal contamination in urban dusts of Xi'an, Central China

803 Citations View more

Particulate matter in the atmosphere: which particle properties are important for its effects on health?

Roy M. Harrison Jianxin Yin
733 Citations View more

The occurrence of antibiotics in an urban watershed: From wastewater to drinking water

A.J. Watkinson E.J. Murby D.W. Kolpin
710 Citations View more

Trace metal behaviour in estuarine and riverine floodplain soils and sediments: A review

G. Du Laing J. Rinklebe B. Vandecasteele
709 Citations View more

An inventory of heavy metals inputs to agricultural soils in England and Wales

F.A. Nicholson S.R. Smith B.J. Alloway
707 Citations View more

The aethalometer — An instrument for the real-time measurement of optical absorption by aerosol particles

A.D.A. Hansen H. Rosen T. Novakov
705 Citations View more

Health risk from heavy metals via consumption of food crops in the vicinity of Dabaoshan mine, South China

Ping Zhuang Murray B. McBride Hanping Xia
703 Citations View more

Estimation of cumulative aquatic exposure and risk due to silver: Contribution of nano-functionalized plastics and textiles

Sabine A. Blaser Martin Scheringer Matthew MacLeod
683 Citations View more