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.

2017 Impact Factor: 1.742
Ranking: 32/50 (Environmental Engineering), 53/86 (Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences), 140/225 (Environmental Sciences)

2017 CiteScore: 1.78  
Calculated by Scopus on April 30, 2018

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

2019 Annual A&WMA Critical Review

"Advances in science and applications of air pollution monitoring: A case study on oil sands monitoring targeting ecosystem protection" by Dr. Jeffrey R. Brook, University of Toronto

Complete list of past Critical Reviews

Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper

2019 Stern Award Winner
A&WMA is pleased to announce that the JA&WMA paper, "Winter and Summer PM2.5 Chemical Compositions in Fourteen Chinese Cities" by Jun-Ji Cao, et al., Vol 62 (10), 2012, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper.

Nominations for the 2020 Award are due September 15, 2019.