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.

Exclusive Member Benefits
The online version of JA&WMA is available for FREE to all A&WMA members. Members can also opt to receive a printed version of JA&WMA for the minimal cost of shipping. Choose this option when you renew or join. All A&WMA members also receive a 30% discount on the modest publishing fee for published papers, as well as a 36% discount off the Open Access Article Processing Charge (APC) for those wishing to publish their JA&WMA papers as Open Access. Contact Lisa Bucher for the discount codes. 

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Journal Metrics:

1.4M annual downloads/views

2022 Impact Factor: 2.7
2022 5-year Impact Factor: 3.1
2022 CiteScore: 4.7
2022 SNIP: 0.908
2022 SJR: 0.66

45 days avg. from submission to first decision
48 days avg. from submission to first post-review decision
56 days avg. from acceptance to online publication
51% acceptance rate

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

Abstracted/Indexed in: Current Index to Statistics; CABI (listed in various services in CABI); IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes - und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur; Intenationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes - und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur; EBSCOhost (listed in various services in ProQuest); Elsevier BV (BIOBASE, Compendex, EnCompassLit, Scopus); International Civil Engineering Abstracts; TEMA - Technology and Management; Gale (listed in various services in Gale); INIS Collection Search; PubMed; ArticleFirst; GeoRef; Personal Alert; ProQuest (listed in various services in ProQuest); The Engineering Index Monthly; Thomson Reuters (Current Contents, Science Citation Index, Web of Science); MEDLINE; VINITI Ran (Referativnyi Zhurnal); WasteInfo; World Ceramics Abstracts; WTI-Frankfurt eG

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Technical Editor-in-Chief: 
Jeffrey L. Collett, Jr.
Associate Editors
Publications Committees

Remembering Dr. S. Trivikrama Rao


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If you are not a member of A&WMA, you can search papers online. All papers published more than a year ago are free to access. All papers published within the past 12 months can be viewed and/or downloaded for a nominal fee.
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Learn more about A&WMA's Annual Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper

2023 A&WMA Critical Review

Introduction to the 53rd Annual A&WMA Critical Review: "Environmental sampling for disease surveillance: Recent advances and recommendations for best practice" by Roya Mortazavi

53rd Annual A&WMA Critical Review Paper: "Environmental sampling for disease surveillance: Recent advances and recommendations for best practice" by Joshua L. Santarpia, Elizabeth Klug, Ashley Ravnholdt, and Sean M. Kinahan


Joshua L. Santarpia, Lead Author
Gary S. Casuccio, Discussant
John A. LednickyDiscussant
John G. WatsonDiscussant

A&WMA Critical Review Discussion Paper