Call for Papers: Regulated and Emerging Chemicals in Drinking Water: Exposure and Health Research

Populations worldwide are exposed to a myriad of chemicals via drinking water, yet only a handful of chemicals have been extensively evaluated with regard to human exposures and health impacts. Even among chemicals that are currently regulated (e.g., some metals, nitrate, disinfection byproducts), there is concern about low-dose effects at exposures below current standards and guidelines, and risks of health endpoints not yet studied. Many emerging chemicals, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and dioxane, are unregulated, and drinking water serves as their dominant exposure source for many populations. There is a need for new tools, methods, and data to evaluate drinking water related exposures and health outcomes.

The Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (JESEE) publishes novel results and significant advances in exposure science and environmental epidemiology to understand human health impacts of range of environmental stressors.

As such, the Special Topic Editors, Dr. Nicole Deziel (Yale School of Public Health) and Cristina Villanueva (ISGlobal) invite submissions for a forthcoming special issue on advancing the science for Regulated and Emerging Chemicals in Drinking Water: Exposure and Health Research.

Submissions to this special topic issue should address existing challenges, new findings, and/or strategies for human exposure and epidemiologic research for regulated or emerging chemical drinking water contaminants, as well as policy implications, issues around environmental and social justice, solutions to address data gaps or reduce exposures and health burdens, and/or links with the climate change emergency.It is expected that submissions would be Research Articles, but submissions of different article types will be considered.

JESEE special focus issues are collections of articles on key topics identified by the editors. Articles are published online as they are accepted. Submission does not guarantee acceptance and all manuscripts will be privy to editorial discretion and peer review. For pre-submission inquiries, please contact the journal editorial office at

Submissions should also:

  • Adhere to the JESEE Instructions for Authors
  • Be submitted to the journal on or before 28th February 2023
  • Include a note in the cover letter that the submissions is for the Regulated and Emerging Chemicals in Drinking Water: Exposure and Health Research special issue.

As a JESEE author you can expect the following:

  • Turnaround to first decision of 4-5 weeks
  • Full and swift indexing of content in Medline/PubMed
  • Article deposition to PMC in accordance with your funder mandates
  • Permanent viewing access to article for sharing with colleagues or on social media
  • Daily updated article-level metrics on your content
  • Wide exposure to professionals in a wide range of environmental and public health disciplines, as well as to membership of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES).
  • Automatic entry for the annual ISES Award for Best JESEE Paper.

We look forward to seeing your work!