As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
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Best Paper of the Year Award
The ‘Best Paper of the Year’ award represents the best cutting-edge research published in the journal. The paper is selected by the journal's Editorial Board and is scored by its citations, downloads, and impact in the year.
The 2019 award was presented to Dr Stapleton and colleagues for their outstanding research paper "Maternal engineered nanomaterial inhalation during gestation alters the fetal transcriptome."Read more
Aims and scope
Particle and Fibre Toxicology is a multi-disciplinary journal focused on understanding the physical properties and the chemistry of particles and fibres in relation to exposure in general and workplace environments and the resulting adverse human health effects (toxicity).
Particle and Fibre Toxicology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal functioning as a forum for debate and communication among toxicologists, as well as scientists from other disciplines that produce and develop particle and fibre materials, including material sciences, biomaterials, and nanomedicine. In addition, there are diverse scenarios where particles may pose a toxicological threat due to new applications of old materials or introduction of new materials. The journal provides a single, identifiable outlet for all these disciplines.Read more
Flemming R. Cassee, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands
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Flemming R. Cassee, Editor-in-Chief
Flemming R. Cassee works at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands and also has a position as professor in inhalation toxicology at the Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences of the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. He has been active in toxicology for more than 20 years with a prime interest in the adverse health effects of air pollutants and inhaled nanomaterials.
"The impact of toxicology is highly variable. In air pollution, standards are mostly based on epidemiology, whereas at the workplace or for specific substances, regulations are directed by toxicological information. I think that it remains a challenge to interact with each other. We also need to communicate our findings to those who use them. This requires a different language."
Annual Journal Metrics
69 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
37 days to first decision for all manuscripts
150 days from submission to acceptance
18 days from acceptance to publication
6.561 - 2-year Impact Factor
8.397 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.408 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.661 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
297 Altmetric mentions