26 2月 2024 gabriels



  • Cesunica Ivey,美国加利福尼亚大学伯克利分校
  • Shakira Hobbs,美国加利福尼亚大学尔湾分校
  • Regan Patterson,美国加利福尼亚大学洛杉矶分校
  • Jessica Ray,美国华盛顿大学
  • Jacelyn Rice-Boayue,美国北卡罗来纳州立大学


Conventional approaches for community-engaged research in environmental engineering involve scholarly research teams working alongside vulnerable populations to address historical or contemporary environmental problems, and the approaches often leverage or require the technical expertise of individuals or groups trained in higher education. Historical and current events have demonstrated that engineered adaptive solutions cannot meet our world’s most pressing problems without considering the sociocultural aspects that have led to environmental injustices and inequities. Environmental engineering research approaches must include community-centered elements to avoid approaches that can lead to the development of culturally inappropriate solutions or the replacement of an existing problem with a new problem.
This Focus Issue solicits manuscripts that describe community-engaged research efforts with environmental engineering principles at their core, which will lead to outcomes that redress historical or contemporary transgressions.

Contributions can focus on environmental challenges related to single or multiple media, such as air quality, water quality, solid waste, and soil health. Studies can also address public infrastructure and associated public policy or decision-making that directly or indirectly impacts environmental quality, such as analyses of roadways, utilities, and green infrastructure.

Articles which address the following are strongly encouraged:

  • New and innovative quantitative methods to support community-engaged research
  • Systematic analyses of success stories of data-driven community-engaged research that have led to reparative measures
  • Robust pilot cases that leverage traditional environmental engineering methods to address emerging or long-standing injustices in historically marginalized communities
  • Applications of intersectional community-engaged environmental engineering approaches that are grounded in feminist theories of change
  • Outcomes of globally inclusive partnerships that leverage local engagement to address environmental engineering challenges
  • Applications of community-engaged research that highlight shared decision-making or result in policy enactment

This Focus Issue supports efforts to promote community-engaged research led by early career faculty in environmental engineering and science or related fields with community-aligned lived experiences and cultural competencies. It is strongly recommended that impacted stakeholders be included as co-authors on submitted manuscripts.




作者可登入期刊主页进行在线投稿,先选择“文章类型”,然后在“选择特刊”的下拉框中选择“Focus on Innovation in Environmental Engineering for Community-Engaged Research”。



Environmental Research Letters

  • 2022年影响因子:6.7  Citescore: 10.1
  • Environmental Research Letters(ERL)以金色开放获取模式出版,作者可选择将原始数据作为补充资料与文章一起发表。所有研究人员可以免费获取这些研究成果。ERL汇聚了关注环境变化及其应对的研究团体和政策制定团体的意见,涵盖了环境科学的所有方面,出版研究快报、综述文章、观点和社论。ERL顺应了环境科学的跨学科发表的趋势,反映了该领域相关的方法、工具和评估战略,得到了来自不同领域的广泛贡献。