About the Journal

Focus and Scope:

Environmental Smoke is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journal, involving the interrelationship of the human being and the environment.

Data Sharing Policy / Open Access:

Environmental Smoke offers immediate and permanent free access to its published contents for everyone (Gold Open Access), without requiring payment for the authors or readers. All manuscripts are available in numerous international Indexers / Repositories / Databases (section at the bottom of this page).

All manuscripts are licensed under a Creative Commons - Atribuição 4.0 Internacional.

Peer Review Process:

Blind assessment

It is the process by which each manuscript is evaluated by two or more expert referees in the field. The files submitted are evaluated without identification of authorship by the evaluators designated by the editors.

Environmental Smoke uses a standard evaluation sequence that each evaluator follows, making the observations inherent to the submitted article. In this one are evaluated title, content, cited bibliographies, among other important points.

If the article is accepted with modifications, the corresponding author must meet the requirements of the evaluators, within an estimated period of 2 to 4 weeks, at the discretion of the reviewers. The estimated time between submission and publication is 6 to 10 weeks.

Cases of controversy are dealt with individually, with the analysis of the editorial team.

The journal has internal and external reviewers.

- Manuscripts are evaluated according to the following mandatory items:

1) Correct number of pages for the type of manuscript to be submitted;

2) Citations in the text are correctly in the references section, and vice versa;

3) Compliance with ethical standards;

4) Originality of the manuscript, with plagiarism detection;

5) Topic of relevance in the area in which the manuscript fits;

6) Obeying the structure according to the section Guidelines for Authors;

7) Abstract with introduction structure, methodology, results, discussion and conclusion;

8) References according to the recent norms of the Brazilian Association of Technical Norms (ABNT).


The Journal is published four-monthly (April, August and December), and manuscripts may be submitted at any time.

Processing average time for manuscripts:

First Editorial Decision: 30 days

Review Process: 50 days

Publication: 70 days

Workflow in the Journal:

Changes in accepted and/or published manuscripts:

In cases requiring journal corrections (erratum - publishing rectification), author retractions (corrigendum - author changes), and/or editorial expressions of concern, the manuscript will be republished with changes, explicitly visible in the "new manuscript".

- For Special Issues, evaluation process allows similar procedures, with organization of a Guest Editor.

History of the journal:

Environmental Smoke appeared on May 12, 2018, in João Pessoa municipality, State of Paraíba, Northeast Brazil.

The name refers to the smoke emitted by an erupting volcano, in which gases represent knowledge (in all areas), which spread throughout the globe to the entire world society.