Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


The development of ecotoxicology in Brazil deserves not only scientific but also educational and economical consideration. Actually the development of this scientific areas depends not only on investments but also on the availability of qualified personal mainly now, when the scientific knowledge is showing an improvement in Latin America. In Brazil, the number of scientific papers published has exponentially increased in the last decades and the projects number in the ecotoxicology area presents the same tendency. This trend is expected to continue in the future and is reflected by the creation of specialized journals. Thus, the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Contamination - EEC (former Journal of the Brazilian Society of Ecotoxicology - JBSE), published by ECOTOX-Brasil, is a scientific journal committed to work as a forum for discussion of several aspects related to the development of ecotoxicology, covering all fields of environmental chemistry, environmental toxicology and risk assessment. Through peer-reviewed research papers, short communications, and review articles, the EEC publishes original research in English (only), furthering scientific knowledge and disseminating valuable information that can be used for the development of ecologically acceptable practices and principles, enhancing the ecological health and human welfare in the region.

Editorial, publishing, subscription and advertising offices: www.univali.br/jsbe and www.univali.br/eec

Brazilian Society of Ecotoxicology (ECOTOX-Brasil): www.ecotoxbrasil.org.br

For publication in the EEC is charged the revision of the English language by professionals from the University of Vale do Itajaí (UNIVALI). If the first author is a member of ECOTOX-Brasil and is current on the annuity, this fee will be waived.


Section Policies



Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The manuscript should be submitted through the online system, after which the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board will conduct a preliminary assessment on the capability of publishing the paper. If the work is approved in this instance, the manuscript will be available for two members of the Editorial Board in the online system.

After review, the manuscript will be sent to authors with the opinion. If approved and corrections are necessary, suggestions will be sent to the authors by online system. This process involves the acceptance of change or its justification when not heeded. The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board are responsible for the final decision on the approval of the article.

Finally, if approved, authors will be asked to submit the corrected version through the online system.



Open Access Policy

This Journal offers immediate free access to its content, following the principle that the free access to scientific knowledge provides greater world-wide democratization of the knowledge.



B3 Engenharias I

B4 Ciências Ambientais

B4 Interdisciplinar

B4 Materiais