Environmental Issues Topics

Environmental Justice (EJ) research seeks to document and address the disproportionate environmental health and risk burdens associated with multiple dimensions of social inequality. Although its initial focus was on anthropogenic pollution, the scope of EJ research has expanded to encompass other issues, such as resource depletion, energy use, consumption patterns, food systems, climate change, and government policies, which adversely affect the environment and health of particular social groups. Dimensions of social inequality examined have expanded beyond race and socioeconomic status to include ethnicity, immigration status, gender, and age. In a context of intensifying social inequalities, there is a growing need to further strengthen the EJ research framework and continue diversifying its themes.

This Special Issue provides a forum for conceptual, methodological, and empirical scholarship on EJ. We welcome original research articles, literature reviews, critical evaluations of methodologies, and discussions of future research needs that focus on any aspect of EJ. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to, the following issues: anthropogenic hazards (e.g., air pollution); natural disasters (e.g., flooding); environmental health outcomes (e.g., cancer, respiratory illnesses); environmental amenities (e.g., parks, greenspace); environmental policies; climate change; food and agriculture; mining and resource extraction; water pollution and scarcity; and transportation.

Dr. Jayajit Chakraborty
Dr. Sara E. Grineski
Dr. Timothy W. Collins
Guest Editors

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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