Expanded Focus in ET&C

After thoughtful discussion, the editors at ET&C have decided to expand the scope of the material published to include "remediation and restoration" and "human health from environmental exposure." These topics are frequent sessions at SETAC meetings, and submissions to the journal in both areas have been increasing, which indicates a growing interest in the SETAC community. Subsequently, the consensus was that this offers a new avenue for journal growth and development. Visit for details about the expansion.

Attending theEditorial and Ed Board meetings in Vancouver?

Are you planning on attending the ET&C and IEAM editorial meetings at the SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting? If so, please respond to the poll or email the editorial offices with your reservation so we can have an accurate headcount. For more details about the 35th annual SETAC North America meeting please visit We look forward to seeing you there.

The latest IEAM Podcast is here!

It's Sedimentary, my dear Watson. Pasive sampling methods and sediment remediation with Marc Greenberg.


Wiley is proud to announce the launch of the Anywhere Article.

Today, more than ever, we need access to information that is immediate, clear and communicable. You will know how important it is to have access to that data, whenever you need it, and wherever you are. For years, readers have relied on PDFs as the primary means of reading journal research articles, despite the fact that HTML offers so much more interaction and discoverability.The Anywhere Article focuses on improving the reading experience of articles on Wiley Online Library in any format, any device, any time.

You can view an article in the new ‘Anywhere Article’ format wherever you see the Enhanced Article link. You’ll be able to view it easily on the device of your choice, at your convenience.

The IEAM Blog is here!


Check out the latest on the IEAM Blog! With hot topics like the proposed mine at Bristol Bay under debate, IEAM Blog is your source for timely news and thoughts covering the latest in environmental science.

Don’t Miss the Publishing Session at SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

Wednesday, 19 November 2:00 – 3:30 (Hermitage D)

Getting Published: Allen Burton, Editor in Chief, ET&C and Rick Wenning, Editor in Chief, IEAM

Effective Peer Review: Larry Kapustka, Editor SETAC books program

Future of Publishing: Jen Lynch, SETAC Publications Manager

Search Engine Optimization: Hannah Smith, Editor, Wiley-Blackwell

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in the News

 The ET&C article Pesticides in blood from spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) downstream of banana plantations in Costa Rica, has been covered by several news sources, including The Guardian and Nature World News.



IEAM wants to congratulate Editor Bryan Brooks on his Fulbright Award!


ET&C in the News

The following articles have been covered in Smithsonian, Science World Report, and more! Read the original research:

Enzymatic biomarkers as tools to assess environmental quality: A case study of exposure of the honey bee Apis mellifera to insecticides

Accumulation of pesticides in Pacific chorus frogs (Pseudacris regilla) from California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, USA

Brain region distribution and patterns of bioaccumulative perfluoroalkyl carobxylates and suflonates in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus)

ET&C Seeking New Editors and New Editorial Board Members


Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (ET&C) is seeking new editors due to increased submissions and evolving focus areas. Editors manage the peer review process of manuscripts submitted to ET&C. Excellent organizational skills, timeliness, and considerable tact are required. Editors are sought for the following:

1. Nanomaterials
2. Environmental Toxicology (Aquatic and Plant)

Nominees should have previous service on the ET&C editorial board, service on a similar board, or extensive reviewing and editing experience. Editors should be willing to serve three years, with possible renewal. Send resumes/CVs and the completed nomination form to the ET&C editorial office by September 1, 2013.

Editorial Board Members
Nominations for the 2014–2016 Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (ET&C) editorial board will also be accepted through September 1, 2013. The primary duty of editorial board members is the review of manuscripts submitted to ET&C. Candidates should be experienced reviewers able to respond promptly to requests for peer reviews. Please ascertain that your candidate is willing to undertake this obligation. All candidates should be members of SETAC or willing to join. Send resumes/CVs and the completed nomination form to the ET&C editorial office by September 1, 2013.
For additional information on the duties involved and time commitment, or to nominate an individual, please contact the ET&C editorial office at

SETAC in the News

Research presented at the SETAC Annual Meeting in Long Beach last year has made the news! Read about how Prozac is making fish aggressive, anxious and anti-social in Scientific American, Environmental Health Perspectives, and more!

Check out the articles Here;

Mail Online News

Tree Hugger

Celebrity Cafe

ET&C Best Paper Award:

CONGRATULATIONS to M. Alisa Mast, David A. Alvarez, and Steven D. Zaugg for “Deposition and Accumulation of Airborne Organic Contaminants in Yosemite National Park, California;” the result of an intensive sampling campaign in Yosemite from 2008 to 2009. This research contributes significantly to the understanding of spatial and temporal distributions of pesticides in the Sierra Nevada. It documents the presence of current-use as well as legacy pesticides in snow, lichens, zooplankton, passive samplers and lake sediments. The experimental approach Mast used for measuring the aqueous concentrations was cited for excellence by the awards review panel, as was the scientific impact and public and professional interest in protecting a national resource. The full article is freely accessible and available on the ET&C website.

IEAM Best Paper Award:

CONGRATULATIONS to Mark Borsuk, Steffen Schweizer, and Peter Reichert for “A Bayesian Network Model for Integrative River Rehabilitation Planning and Management,” which integrates state-of-the-science mathematical analysis into decision making critical to solving river ecosystem impairment problems around the world. The paper exemplifies the application of complex environmental models and information addressing morphological, hydraulic, economic, and ecological consequences of different river rehabilitation strategies. Borsuk et al. describe the successful application of the work to a large river rehabilitation project in Switzerland. The approach has significant potential to support environmental decision making worldwide. The full article is freely accessible and available on the IEAM website.

ET&C February Top 100 Articles:

The occurrence, causes, and consequences of estrogens in the aquatic environment by John P Sumpter and Susan Jobling; Development of practical methods for assessing the chronic toxicity of effluents by Donald I Mount and David R Mount. Authors of these influential papers give updates on the field, assess the original challenges and how these were met, and detail remaining uncertainties.

IEAM article selected by Society of Toxicology as top paper in advancing risk assessment

Sappington et al. 2011 (IEAM Vol 7, Issue 1) was recently selected by the Society of Toxicology as a top paper for advancing the science of risk assessment. The article presents a critical review of the application of the tissue residue approach (TRA) and develops a framework for integrating TRA into ecological assessments along with traditional, exposure concentration-based approaches. Access the article now, free for a limited time. 

Global Climate Change Special Series in ET&C

Available NOW! An open access special series explores the impacts of global climate change on human and ecological risk assessment. The papers were a result of the SETAC workshop “The Influence of Global Climate Change on the Scientific Foundations and Applications of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.”

ET&C Receives Widespread Media Coverage

Quantification of perchloroethylene residues in dry-cleaned fabrics featured in Science News and The Washington Post.

Occurence and fate of the herbicide glyphosate and its degradate aminomethylphosphonic acid in the atmosphere highlighted on and

ET&C Virtual Issue

Nuclear Accidents: Chernobyl Revisited
This virtual issue on the ecological effects of radiation and hazardous materials in the environment focused on the Chernobyl accident is being published by SETAC as a freely accessible resource to inform public and private sectors on the potential impacts of the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan. Read the virtual issue today.

ET&C Media Attention

ET&C article Acute toxicity, histopathology, and coagulopathy in American kestrels (Falco sparverius) following administration of the rodenticide diphacinone, has been receiving widespread media attention.

Read the full ET&C article and some of the coverage:

ET&C article, 'Persistent organic pollutants in blood plasma of satellite-tracked adult male loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta),' also received widespread media attention, including coverage by The New York Times.

ET&C among Heavy Hitters in Oil Spill Citations and Papers

In a recent issue of Thomson Reuters’ ScienceWatch newsletter, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is cited as one of Top 20 journals in the special topic of Oil Spills. Read all about it at

IEAM Special Issue: Environmental Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals (ERAPharm)

The widespread detection of pharmaceuticals in the environment has raised concern about the potential impact of these bioactive substances. During the past few years, our understanding of the effects of pharmaceuticals in the environment has progressed significantly. However, there are a number of uncertainties concerning the assessment of potential exposure and the effects of pharmaceuticals on the environment that must be addressed before risks can be fully evaluated.

To further explore these uncertainties, in a special supplement to the July 2010 issue of IEAM, participants in the ERAPharm program published papers on the potential risks that drugs pose to the environment.

Click here to read the Special Supplement from IEAM on ERAPharm’s research

New Research Reveals Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Ecological and Human Health

Scientists studying the environmental impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans have revealed the ecological impact and human health risks from exposure to chemical contaminants. The findings, published in a special issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, demonstrate how Hurricane Katrina caused significant ecological damage by altering coastal chemistry and habitat.
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Wildlife Still Exposed To Exxon Valdez Oil 20 Years After Disaster

Scientists in Alaska have discovered that lingering oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill is still being ingested by wildlife more than 20 years after the disaster. The research, published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, uses biomarkers to reveal long-term exposure to oil in harlequin ducks and demonstrates how the consequences of oil spills are measured in decades rather than years.
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