ACS expands its environmental science portfolio by launching two new journals in 2020

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is pleased to announce the launch of two new journals in 2020: ACS ES&T Water and ACS ES&T Engineering. These titles will join the prestigious Environmental Science & Technology family of environmental journals published by the Society.

“Environmental science is among the fastest-growing areas of scientific research,” says James Milne, Ph.D., acting president, ACS Publications Division. “ACS ES&T Water and ACS ES&T Engineering will allow us to better serve the community’s need for the highest quality research in these areas, while maintaining Environmental Science & Technology as the leading publication in its field.”

The launch of these two journals reflects the growing role of environmental science and technology in the chemistry field and in our daily lives. With more scientific attention and public interest focused on the effects of Earth’s changing environment, significantly more research is being conducted around the world into the environmental challenges and opportunities impacting us now and in the future. The addition of these two journals to the Environmental Science & Technology family will allow ACS to publish more scientific breakthroughs that will lead to further understanding of our world and, ultimately, a better ability to respond to the challenges which threaten it.

ACS ES&T Engineering will publish experimental and theoretical research in the interdisciplinary areas of environmental technology, engineering and chemistry. This will include new insights and advances in environmental engineering research and technological innovation. The journal seeks original research on the development of sustainable engineering solutions to protect the environment and remediate the risks of hazardous materials and pollutants. Its primary focus is on all engineering-related systems in environmental chemistry and technology.

ACS ES&T Water will publish original, high-quality peer-reviewed research on the broad topic of water quality and anthropogenic and geogenic contaminants, as well as the environmental chemistry and technology for sustainable water management and reuse. Its multidisciplinary water-research focus will welcome all water-related environmental chemistry and technology papers. 

Both journals will begin to accept submissions in the spring of 2020.

Founded in 1967, Environmental Science & Technology is the most cited journal in its field. In 2014 the journal expanded to include Environmental Science & Technology Letters. By launching these two new journals in 2020, ACS aims to allow Environmental Science & Technology to continue its focus in a wide range of environmental disciplines, while giving the burgeoning fields of water research and environmental engineering dedicated journals to flourish.