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Focus and Scope
Paperpublished in the Italian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (IJOEHY) cover occupational and environmental researches and on field experiences.
The areas of concern include recognition, evaluation and control of environmental factors in order to avoid adverse effects. Main focus areas are: biological, chemical and physical agents evaluation; suitable monitoring practices; exposure assessment; biomonitoring; requirements for protective equipment and safety devices; behaviour of gas, vapours and aerosols; aerosols sampling in workplace environment, ventilation; stacks and ducts; asbestos and inorganic fibres;evaluation of threshold limit values; statistical analysis of experimental data;comparative studies on samplers performances; active and diffusive sampling; indoor and outdoor air quality; water, air and soil pollution; waste disposal; treatment of industrial waste waters;quality assurance and quality control.
Available online, IJOEHY is a peer-reviewed publication of AIDII.
Peer Review Process
Refereeing Procedure and Policy
The referees' reports constitute recommendations to the Editorial Board, who is responsible to take final decision about to accept or reject the submitted papers.
Usually, at least two referees are responsible for determining whether the papers submitted are or not eligible for publication.
Although the referees may need to be consulted again concerning an author's reply to comments, further refereeing will be avoided as far as possible.
In the case of a notable discrepancy between the reports of the referees, or if the debate between authors and referees cannot be resolved readily, a third referee may be called upon to judge.
When a paper is recommended for rejection, the Editorial Board will inform the authors.
Referees Anonimity and Confidentiality
The anonymity of referees is strictly preserved from the authors and referees reports should be prepared so as not to reveal their identity.
Referees should never communicate directly with authors, unless they have obtained, in advance, special permission from the Editorial Board.
Refereing allowed time
Referees should submit their reports in no more than 30 days from the Paper receipt or inform immediately the Editorial Board if this is not feasible.
Referees can supply their reports in electronic format following the instructions contained in the request of referee activity.Â
If requested, authors must produce original data for inspection by the editor. Possible fraud may be referred to the authors’ institutions. Studies carried out on human subjects, other than measurements in the course of their normal work activities, must have been approved by a competent ethics committee using the standards of the Helsinki Declaration of the World Medical Association http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/. The ethics committee which gave approval must be named in the paper.
AIDII published its own journal "Il giornale degli igienisti industriali" since the end of 1976 until 2009.
Since 2010 the Italian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (Giornale Italiano di Igiene Industriale e Ambientale) has become the official journal published by AIDII. Since 2015 the journal is published in the on-line version.