The Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA) is one of the oldest, continuously published peer-review technical environmental journals in the world.

First published in 1951 under the name Air Repair, JA&WMA is intended to serve those occupationally involved in air pollution control and waste management through the publication of timely and reliable information


To be the leading technical communicator for policy-relevant air and waste management science and technology.


To provide A&WMA and the general public with descriptions of timely, contemporary advances in air quality and waste management science and technology for use in improving environmental protection.

2019 Impact Factor: 2.245
2019 5-year Impact Factor: 2.594

2019 CiteScore: 3.70
Calculated by Scopus on May 6, 2020

Print ISSN: 1096-2247 Online ISSN: 2162-2906
12 printed issues per year

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Technical Editor-in-Chief: 
S. Trivikrama Rao
Associate Editors
Publications Committees

Introduction to the 2020 Annual A&WMA Critical Review
by Samuel L. Altshuler, A&WMA Critical Review Committee Chair

2020 Annual A&WMA Critical Review

"Wildfire and Prescribed Burning Impacts on Air Quality in the United States" by Daniel A. Jaffe, et al.
This year, A&WMA celebrates 50 years of its prestigiuos Annual Critical Review.

Slide presentations of the 50th Annual A&WMA Critical Review: “Wildfire and Prescribed Burning Impacts on Air Quality in the United States” by Daniel A. Jaffe, et al., July 2, 2020
Main Presentation

Presented by Dan Jaffe, University of Washington and Susan O’Neill, USDA Forest Service

Invited Discussants

Fernando Garcia Menendez, North Carolina State University 
Qi Zhang, University of California, Davis 
Merlyn Hough, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency 

A&WMA Critical Review Committee

Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper
2020 Award Winner
"Classification and comparison of municipal solid waste based on thermochemical characteristics" by Hui Zhou, et al., Vol 64 (5), 2014.

Nominations for the 2021 Award are due September 16, 2020.