JA&WMA Seeks Editor-in-Chief

Application Deadline Has Been Extended

We originally announced that review of applications will begin September 10, 2021 and will continue until a suitable applicant is found.  Update: Interested applicants now are encouraged to submit applications by the firm deadline of October 15. As stated previously, interviews of the short-listed candidates will be held in October/November 2021. A&WMA anticipates selecting the new TEIC by December 31, 2021.

After almost 10 years at the helm of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA), Dr. S.T. Rao is retiring as Technical Editor-in-Chief. JA&WMA is one of the oldest (since 1951) peer-reviewed journals covering the fields of air quality and waste management. JA&WMA seeks to be the leading technical communicator for applied and policy-relevant science and technology topics focused on protecting the environment and human health for air and waste management. During Dr. Rao’s tenure, JA&WMA has increased its size, reputation, and international profile by significantly increasing the journal’s Impact Factor; adding Associate Editors spanning three continents; increasing special issues and invited papers; expanding topic areas; and significantly reducing the time between manuscript submittal and publication. Dr. Rao’s tireless dedication to improving JA&WMA is greatly appreciated.
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is seeking candidates for Technical Editor-in-Chief to lead the journal to continued success. This is a part-time contractual position with the individual operating out of their permanent location. The position includes an honorarium and modest support for clerical staff and expenses. Anticipated time commitment is 10-15 hours per week.

View the complete job description, details of the application process, and timeline. Please contact A&WMA Managing Editor Lisa Bucher with questions; e-mail:; phone: +1-412-904-6023.

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! Take advantage of this exceptional resource to expand your knowledge.  

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

JA&WMA will be the leading technical communicator for applied and policy-relevant science and technology topics focused on protecting the environment and human health for air and waste management.

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. JA&WMA publishes a broad range of topics, consistent with the mission of the Air and Waste Management Association. JA&WMA publishes advances in science and technology that are relevant to making decisions for safeguarding human health and the environment with regards to air and waste management.


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Journal Metrics:

1.3M annual downloads/views

2020 Impact Factor: 2.235
2020 5-year Impact Factor: 2.906
2020 CiteScore: 4.3
2020 SNIP: 0.929
2020 SJR: 0.636

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Print ISSN: 1096-2247 Online ISSN: 2162-2906
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Technical Editor-in-Chief: 
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Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper

2021 Award Winner
"The Geographic Distribution and Economic Value of Climate Change-related Ozone Health Impacts in the United States in 2030" by
Neal Fann, Christopher G. Nolte, Patrick Dolwick, Tanya L. Spero, Amanda Curry Brown, Sharon Phillips , and Susan Anenberg, Vol 65 (5), 2015; DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2014.996270.

Nominations for the 2022 Award are due September 16, 2021.


2021 A&WMA Critical Review

Introduction to the 51st Annual A&WMA Critical Review: "PFOA and Cancer" by Michael T. Kleinman and Eric D. Stevenson

51st Annual A&WMA Critical Review paper: "PFOA, kidney cancer, and testicular cancer" by Scott M. Bartell and Verónica M. Vieira


Scott Bartell

Xuelian Bai
Michael Abraczinskas
Virginia Guidry
Morton Barlaz
Alex Lan

Click here to access the recorded session that aired live on June 17, 2021, as part of the 2021 A&WMA Annual Confernece & Exhibition.