EMCR is an open journal published by Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry.
Article processing charge (APC) is free until 2024 by the support of the society. After 2025, authors will bear APC.


About EMCR

Environmental Monitoring and Contaminants Research (EMCR) is an international Open Access journal focusing on the environmental distribution and fate of pollutants as well as their biological impacts. The journal publishes original, scientifically and technically rigorous articles, letters, technical notes, reviews, and status reports. Articles can be relevant to local, regional, and global scales and all environments. EMCR aims to build a vital store of knowledge that contributes to progress in the field and is important to its global audience of researchers.

Quick Note for Authors


The journal welcomes five manuscript types, all of which are subject to peer review.


Full and comprehensive reports describing original research presented in a standard format. The main text (excluding references, tables, and figure legends) should not exceed 6000 words.


Letters are short, topical reports that deserve rapid publication. They can also be used to comment on articles published in the journal. In general, they should follow the format of full Articles, but it’s main text should be no longer than 3000 words.

Technical Notes

Short articles that report new or significant advances or developments in the techniques, technology or related aspects of the field. EMCR encourages descriptions of methods that accompany new or newly developed techniques. They should follow the format of full Articles, but their main text should be no longer than 3000 words.


Full Reviews present novel or unique overviews of recent or important developments in the field. Reviews must be insightful and must address the question(s) of interest using appropriate and fully presented evidence; exhaustive general summaries will not be published. Reviews are generally 5000-10000 words and can explore several aspects of importance in a broader subject area. Reviews are occasionally commissioned by the editorial board members, and the journal welcomes proposals from interested authors.

Status Reports

Status Reports are a unique aspect of EMCR and designed to be reviews of monitoring data. Status Reports compile and summarize monitoring data of contaminants at local, regional, and/or global scales. In addition to understanding the spatial pattern, historical analysis of temporal trends is welcomed.



Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word or other appropriate software using double line spacing throughout, with margins of at least 3 cm, on A4 size paper. The authors must put continuous line numbers and page numbers throughout the manuscript.

English standards

Manuscripts should be written in clear, grammatically correct English. Authors whose native language is not English are strongly encouraged to have their manuscript checked by a native English speaker or by an editing service prior to submission. If a manuscript is not clear due to poor English, it may be rejected without undergoing peer review.


Each full Article manuscript type should comprise the following sections. In other article types, sections may be omitted or combined as appropriate.

The first page of each manuscript should contain: Title, Authors’ full names, Affiliations, Keywords, Running title, and the name and full address (including telephone number, and e-mail address) of the corresponding author.

Authors are requested to enter continuous line numbering and page numbering in their manuscript text files before uploading their source files.


The title should describe the content of the article briefly but clearly and is important for search purposes by third-party services. Do not use the same main title with numbered minor titles, even for a series of papers by the same authors. Do not use abbreviations in the title, except those used generally in related fields.


Provide the full names, with initials of the first and middle names, of the author(s). Corresponding author should be indicated by asterisk (*) after the author name. E-mail address of the corresponding author should be indicated.


Provide full names and addresses of institutions (including laboratory, department, institute and/or university, city, state, and country). When authors belong to multiple institutions, they should be distinguished by superscript numbers. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, the new institution can be shown by different superscript number and “present address :” before the name of institution.


5 to10 keywords should be provided.

Running Title

The running title should not exceed 50 characters, including spaces.


Footnotes should not be used.


Each abbreviation should be defined in parentheses together with its non-abbreviated term when it first appears in the text (except in the Title and Abstract). Common abbreviations may be used without any explanation.

Journal data

ISSN (Online): 2435-7685
Published online at J-STAGE