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Aims & Scope

Particle and Fibre Toxicology is a leading multi-disciplinary journal focused on understanding the physical and chemical properties of particles and fibres in relation to exposure and the resulting adverse human health effects (toxicity). Particle and Fibre Toxicology is fully open access and expertly peer-reviewed, functioning as a forum for debate and communication among scientists that produce and develop particle and fibre materials, including toxicology, material sciences, biomaterials, nanomedicine and other adjacent fields. The journal welcomes research on a diverse range of topics and provides a single, identifiable outlet for all these disciplines.

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Video abstract summarizing the research article "Slow lung clearance and limited translocation of four sizes of inhaled iridium nanoparticles” by Rachel Smith, et al.


Aaron Erdely*, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA
*Aaron Erdely is undertaking this role in a personal capacity and any actions or statements in this capacity do not necessarily represent the official position of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Editorial Board

Emerging considerations for micro- and nanoplastics research

Read the latest recommendations for particle and fibre toxicologists performing and disseminating research on micro- and nanoplastic particles, authored by the journal's Editor-in-Chief and other leading researchers in the field.

Micro- and nanoplastics concepts for particle and fibre toxicologists. Wright S, Cassee FR, Erdely A, Campen MJ. Part Fibre Toxicol (2024).

Best Paper of the Year Award

The ‘Best PNew Content Itemaper 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. 
This year's award was presented to Professor Ulrike Luderer and colleagues for their outstanding paper "Exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) depletes the ovarian follicle reserve and causes sex-dependent cardiovascular changes in apolipoprotein E null mice"

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 7.2
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 8.8
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.520
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.019

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 11
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 142

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 749,083
    Altmetric mentions: 1,528