As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
Featured Article: Acute effect of ambient fine particulate matter on heart rate variability: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of panel studies
Decreased heart rate variability (HRV) is a predictor of autonomic system dysfunction, and is considered as a potential mechanism of increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) induced by exposure to particulate matter less than 2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5). Previous studies have suggested that exposure to PM2.5 may lead to decreased HRV levels, but the results remain inconsistent.
Aims and scope
The official journal of the Japanese Society for Hygiene, Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine (EHPM) brings a comprehensive approach to prevention and environmental health related to medical, biological, molecular biological, genetic, physical, psychosocial, chemical, and other environmental factors. EHPM features definitive studies on human health sciences and provides comprehensive and unique information to a worldwide readership.
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine APC discount offer
If you are an author from outside of Japan or a member of the Japanese Society for Hygiene and wish to submit your article to Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, please contact the office of the Japanese Society for Hygiene (firstname.lastname@example.org). The office will give you the code to input during the APC Agreement stage to receive a discount.
Please note that the code must be used on submission, rather than after acceptance of your manuscript.
Best Reviewer Award
The editors of Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal.
Most downloaded article award
A. Kapinova, P. Kubatka, O. Golubnitschaja, M. Kello, P. Zubor, P. Solar, M. Pec. Environ Health Prev Med (2018) 23:36
Dietary phytochemicals in breast cancer research: anticancer effects and potential utility for effective chemoprevention
This Award has been given to the original article appearing in the journal downloaded most frequently within 12 months from the date of publication.
Yoshihiro Kokubo, Editor-in-Chief, serves as a Director of Preventive Cardiology Department, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan. He is also a Visiting Professor, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K., as well as Guest Professor, Osaka University School of Medicine Faculty of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
His research interests focus on preventive medicine (especially stroke, hypertension, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and valvular disease), epidemiology, public health, hygiene, and risk factors (lifestyle, genetic, and environmental factors).
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine was previously published as a Springer subscription journal. Past content, from 1997 to 2016, is available on Springer Link.
About the Society
The Japanese Society for Hygiene (JSH) aims to promote human health through integration of diverse factors associated with human life and the social and natural environment. We are very proud of the fact that our society has contributed to eliminating health problems, not just in Japan but around the world. Examples of these are beriberi disease and four major environmental diseases: Minamata disease (methylmercury poisoning); Itai-itai disease (cadmium poisoning); Yokkaichi asthma; and Toroku arsenic disease). Our members have made significant achievements in preventive medicine, and they have uncovered new findings in environmental health, thereby stimulating the development of young researchers in social medicine.
Official journal of The Japanese Society for Hygiene
Annual Journal Metrics
53 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
37 days to first decision for all manuscripts
118 days from submission to acceptance
25 days from acceptance to publication
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