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Tilson HA - Environ. Health Perspect. (2008)

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On 2 January 2008, I began serving as editor-in-chief of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)... In 2007, EHP published 12 issues containing more than 300 peer-reviewed research articles (i.e., commentaries, reviews, mini-monographs, meeting and workshop reports, environmental medicine, children’s health), as well as numerous editorials and letters... Each issue also contained a news section, which included articles on emerging research themes; investigative articles on a wide range of national and international topics; analytical articles on legal, regulatory, public policy, and social aspects of environmental health science; and articles describing new discoveries or approaches in research, remediation, monitoring, and public health policy... EHP also supports numerous outreach activities, including the publication of a Chinese-language edition and a student edition... The cumulative result of the hard work of the previous editors of EHP is reflected in an impact factor of 5.86, which is the highest for journals publishing in the area of environmental sciences... Clearly, the challenge for the next editor-in-chief is to build on the successes of the previous editors... It is also important that the journal publish news and research about emerging themes in environmental health science... EHP also has a long history of publishing toxicologic studies... Looking forward, multidisciplinary research papers elucidating modes of action or critical steps in biologic pathways that result in toxicity would be consistent with this tradition... Approaches involving analysis of uncertainty in risk assessment and the application of alternative risk assessment models need to be aired in a public forum... Also important to the success of the journal will be its emphasis on outreach to developing countries and to young people interested in a career in environmental health science... Finally, it is clear that EHP’s continued success will depend on the innovative application of the Internet to facilitate communication of science news and results to diverse audiences... I believe that adhering to the principles of independence, transparency, balance, and recognition of emerging themes—in conjunction with a timely and efficient review process—will lead to a wider audience for the journal and an enhanced impact on the field... I look forward to working with the talented and committed staff at EHP to ensure the reality of this vision.

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Editorial: building on a firm foundation.

Tilson HA - Environ. Health Perspect. (2008)

Hugh A. Tilson
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On 2 January 2008, I began serving as editor-in-chief of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)... In 2007, EHP published 12 issues containing more than 300 peer-reviewed research articles (i.e., commentaries, reviews, mini-monographs, meeting and workshop reports, environmental medicine, children’s health), as well as numerous editorials and letters... Each issue also contained a news section, which included articles on emerging research themes; investigative articles on a wide range of national and international topics; analytical articles on legal, regulatory, public policy, and social aspects of environmental health science; and articles describing new discoveries or approaches in research, remediation, monitoring, and public health policy... EHP also supports numerous outreach activities, including the publication of a Chinese-language edition and a student edition... The cumulative result of the hard work of the previous editors of EHP is reflected in an impact factor of 5.86, which is the highest for journals publishing in the area of environmental sciences... Clearly, the challenge for the next editor-in-chief is to build on the successes of the previous editors... It is also important that the journal publish news and research about emerging themes in environmental health science... EHP also has a long history of publishing toxicologic studies... Looking forward, multidisciplinary research papers elucidating modes of action or critical steps in biologic pathways that result in toxicity would be consistent with this tradition... Approaches involving analysis of uncertainty in risk assessment and the application of alternative risk assessment models need to be aired in a public forum... Also important to the success of the journal will be its emphasis on outreach to developing countries and to young people interested in a career in environmental health science... Finally, it is clear that EHP’s continued success will depend on the innovative application of the Internet to facilitate communication of science news and results to diverse audiences... I believe that adhering to the principles of independence, transparency, balance, and recognition of emerging themes—in conjunction with a timely and efficient review process—will lead to a wider audience for the journal and an enhanced impact on the field... I look forward to working with the talented and committed staff at EHP to ensure the reality of this vision.

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