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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES RESEARCH GUIDE: Journals

Environmental studies journals available at UR

Links to selected journal titles available through Boatwright Library in environmental studies (use "Journal Titles" for an expanded list of environmental studies titles):

Review journals in environmental studies available at UR (listed by impact factor)

Critical reviews in environment science and technology  7.409

Annual review of environment and resources  4.667

 Journal of environmental science and health. Part C, Environmental carcinogenesis & ecotoxicology reviews  3.353

Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part B, Critical reviews  3.316

* These review journals are available online through:

Finding journals & journal articles in environmental studies

Journal Titles (also accessed from the tab on the library home page) helps you to: 

  • identify which journal titles are available at UR
  • identify which titles are in print or can be accessed as e-journals
  • access the e-journals through UR subscription links *
  • connect to the catalog to find "holdings" information for print titles (which volumes/years that UR owns)
  • find UR journals by subject 
       

* Most UR subscriptions must be accessed through the Journal Locator links and not by going directly to the journal's website.  Most subscriptions are also verified by IP identification - you must access UR e-journals from the campus network or through the proxy server.

Some publishers "embargo" their most recent issues so that you may only be able to electronically access articles published 1-2 years earlier.

Top 25 journals in environmental studies available at UR (listed by impact factor*)

   Environmental health perspectives  6.123
   Global change biology  5.876
   Frontiers in ecology and the environment  5.065
   Conservation biology  4.705
   Environmental science and technology  4.458
   Ecological applications  3.628
   Geobiology  3.596
   International journal of hydrogen energy  3.452
   Climatic change  3.202
   Biogeochemistry  2.961
   Aerosol science and technology  2.686
   Environmental science and pollution research international  2.492
   Environmental toxicology and chemistry  2.420
   Ecotoxicology  2.355
   Ecohealth  2.315
   Journal of exposure science and environmental epidemiology  2.196
   Environmental and molecular mutagenesis  2.181
   Journal of environmental quality  2.098
   Ambio  2.092
   
Environment and planning. D, Society and space  2.086
   International journal of biometerology  2.084
   Journal of industrial ecology  2.041
   Cultural geographies  2.00
   River research and applications  1.959
   Ecological economics  1.912
   
 

 

     
   
* Use the Web of Science's Journal Citation Reports to evaluate a journal's research importance by its citation impact factor.

Open access journals

Open access literature is defined as "digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions."  Advocates of open access believe that the results of research - especially funded by taxpayers - should be made freely available to the public.  Open access journals are predominantly scholarly journals (the research has gone through the peer-review process).

Open access journals in geography may be found through:

  • The Public Library of Science
  • BioMed Central
  • PubMed Central
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Open J-Gate
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