ACGIH and AIHA Launch the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) announced this week at the American Industrial Hygiene conference and exhibition (AIHce) they are joining forces to create a new technical journal for the occupational and environmental health and safety profession.

The first issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene will debut in January 2004. The current ACGIH journal, Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, and the AIHA Journal will cease publication at the end of 2003.

"We believe that by publishing one journal for the profession as opposed to two separate journals for our individual associations we will benefit not only our members but the OEHS profession and the community as a whole," said ACGIH Chair Patrick N. Breysse, PhD, CIH.

AIHA President Gayla McCluskey, CIH, CSP, QEP, ROH, agreed, saying, "This new journal will combine the strengths and high quality of our individual journals into something even better."

In cooperation with publisher Taylor & Francis, the new journal will operate on a "fast-track" schedule where articles are published on the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Web site within six weeks of acceptance. They will then be published in the print edition as space becomes available. This new publication process will enable AIHA and ACGIH members and other readers to have access to cutting-edge, peer-reviewed scientific information in the most timely manner possible.

Anyone interested in submitting papers to the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene are encouraged to contact Amanda Ryan at (703) 846-0737 for author submission guidelines. The same information is posted on the Web at www.e-joeh.org.

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