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Journal History

2004 Inaugural issue released, initially published as a biannual journal in printed version
Sponsored the First International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research
2006 Changed to a quarterly publication schedule
2008 Indexed by PubMed
2009 Changed to a monthly online journal
Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
2012 Received its first Impact Factor of 1.605.
2013 IJERPH section of Health Economics is set up 
First Best Paper Award announced 
Sponsored Environment and Health Conference in Basel, Switzerland
2014 The Impact Factor increased to 2.063
2016 The Impact Factor increased to 2.101
IJERPH was indexed by Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)

2017 The Impact Factor increased to 2.145

IJERPH became an affiliated journal of
the International Society Doctors for the Environment (ISDE) and Italian Society of Environmental Medicine (SIMA)

IJERPH establishes the following topical sections:

Global Health
Health Services and Health Economics Research
Environmental Science and Engineering
Occupational Safety and Health
Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion
Climate Change and Health

IJERPH published 5000th paper
2018 IJERPH established the following topical sections:

Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Mental Health
Digital Health
Children Health
Women’s Health

The first International e-Conference on Environmental Health Sciences, sponsored by IJERPH, was held on Sciforum.
2019 The Impact Factor increased to 2.468

Changed to a semimonthly online journal

IJERPH established the following topical sections:

Health Communication
Toxicology and Public Health
Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment
Emerging Contaminants
Environmental Analysis and Methods
Environmental Microbiology
Environmental Remediation and Management
Ecology and the Environment
Industrial Ecology
Environmental Chemistry and Technology

Launched a new position—Topic Editor
IJERPH Reached 10,000 Articles Milestone
2020

The Impact Factor increased to 2.849

IJERPH established the following topical sections:

Exercise and Health
Traumas
Nursing
Adolescents
Skin Health
Disabilities
Reproductive Health
Sport and Health

The following topical sections are discontinued:

Emerging Contaminants
Environmental Analysis and Methods
Environmental Remediation and Management
Environment and Applied Ecology
Industrial Ecology
Environmental Chemistry and Technology
Health Informatics

2021  IJERPH established the following topical sections:

Aging
Air
Water
Anthropogen Circularity
Chemoenvironment
Earth

Editors-in-Chief

2004- Founding Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou
2013- Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Ulf-G. Gerdtham for Section "Health Economics"
2017 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland for Section "Global Health"
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. William A. Toscano for Section "Environmental Health"
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin for Section "Environmental Science and Engineering"
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Kristie L. Ebi for Section "Climate Change and Health"
2018

Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. David Berrigan for Section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion"
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Ivo Iavicoli for Section "Occupational Safety and Health”
Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jitse P. Van Dijk for Section "Children's Health"
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Kristie L. Ebi for section "Climate Change and Health"

2019

Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. U Rajendra Acharya for section "Digital Health"
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. William Douglas Evans for section "Health Communication"
Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pasquale Caponnetto for Section "Mental Health"
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Jimmy T. Efird for Section "Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment"

2020 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo for section "Oral Health”
Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Paul Turner for section "Toxicology and Public Health"
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Alessandra Casuccio for section "Women's Health"
Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Zahid Ahmad Butt for section "Infectious Disease Epidemiology"
Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pantelis T. Nikolaidis for section "Exercise and Health"
2021

Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jun Hou for section "Water”
Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Xianlai Zeng for section "Anthropogen Circularity"
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Xinbin Feng for section "Earth"

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