The MDPI Magazine conducted an interview with Professor Paul Tchounwou, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). Professor Tchounwou will be presented the AAAS Mentor Award during the AAAS annual meeting in Chicago, 13-17 February 2014.
Paul Tchounwou to Receive the 2013 AAAS Mentor Award
MDPI Magazine, 2013
Every year the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) presents a Mentor Award to individuals who during their careers demonstrated extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields. Prof. Dr. Paul Tchounwou, the Editor-in-Chief of the Internation Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, has been selected by the AAAS Board as the 2013 AAAS Mentor Award recipient. The award will be presented at the AAAS annual meeting in Chicago, 13-17 February 2014.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Prof. Dr. Peter Ndumbe, an editorial board member of the IJERPH, after a sudden stroke in May 2013. He has served the journal for eight years and made important contributions to the journal's success. On behalf of the Editorial Board and the MDPI Editorial Team we offer our deepest condolences to his family.
Prof. Dr. Paul Tchounwou
Editor-in-Chief of the IJERPH
We are pleased to report an increased Impact Factor for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) for 2012. According to the newly released 2012 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2013), the new Impact Factor for the IJERPH is 1.998. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.197. The IJERPH now ranks 90/209 (Q2) in the category 'Environmental Sciences'.
Evolution of the IJERPH Impact Factor since 2011:
Evolution of citations to the IJERPH since 2006:
With the start of 2013, the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is instituting an annual award to recognize outstanding papers related to environmental health sciences and public health that meet the high standards of this journal. We are pleased to announce the first “International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Best Paper Award” for 2013. Nominations were solicited from the Editorial Board members, with all papers published in 2009 eligible for consideration.
1st prize: Patricia A. Richter, Ellen E. Bishop, Jiantong Wang and Monica H. Swahn
Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Levels of Urinary Metals in the U.S. Youth and Adult Population: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999–2004
2nd prize: Athanasios Valavanidis, Thomais Vlachogianni and Konstantinos Fiotakis
Tobacco Smoke: Involvement of Reactive Oxygen Species and Stable Free Radicals in Mechanisms of Oxidative Damage, Carcinogenesis and Synergistic Effects with Other Respirable Particles
1st prize: Jong-Su Seo, Young-Soo Keum and Qing X. Li
Bacterial Degradation of Aromatic Compounds
2nd prize: Johanna Brinkel, Mobarak H. Khan and Alexander Kraemer
A Systematic Review of Arsenic Exposure and Its Social and Mental Health Effects with Special Reference to Bangladesh
For more details, please refer to Editorial by Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou, Editor-in-Chief of the IJERPH.