Many reliable and credible scientific journals related to building science most relevant to the microbiology of the built environment are listed here. These are selected based on our personal experience and judgment and do not constitute a comprehensive or definitive list.
Indoor Air — International Journal of Indoor Environment and Health
Indoor Air provides a location for reporting original research results in the broad area defined by the indoor environment of non-industrial buildings. An international journal with multidisciplinary content, Indoor Air publishes papers reflecting the broad categories of interest in this field. The Indoor Air journal is clearly the leading journal devoted exclusively to indoor air quality scientific publication. (In the interest of full disclosure, this post’s author, Hal Levin, is a member of the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board and is Administrator of the journal’s affiliated society, the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.)
The subject matter of papers published in Atmospheric Environment covers air pollution research and its applications. Papers should present novel results based on experiments, theory and modelling of the atmosphere extending from the scale of buildings and streets to the globe. The main aim of Atmospheric Environment is to provide a scientific understanding of the consequences of natural and human-induced perturbations of the earth’s atmosphere. Areas covered include air pollution research and its applications, air quality and its effects, dispersion and transport, deposition, biospheric- atmospheric exchange, atmospheric chemistry and induced changes in radiation and climate. Atmospheric Environment publishes original research and review articles, special issues and supplements, and New Directions columns.
Environmental Science & Technology
Published twice monthly, ES&T is a unique source of information for scientific and technical professionals in a wide range of environmental disciplines. In its research section, contributed material may appear as current research papers, policy analyses, or critical reviews. Also included is a magazine section called the A-Pages that provides authoritative news and analysis of the major developments, events, and challenges shaping the field.
Environmental Health Perspectives
Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news published with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
EHP‘s mission is to serve as a forum for the discussion of the interrelationships between the environment and human health by publishing high-quality peer-reviewed research and current, credible news of the field. With an impact factor of 7.04, EHP is the second-ranked journal in Public, Environmental, and Occupational Health and the third-ranked journal in Environmental Sciences.
Journal of Aerosol Science
Founded in 1970, the Journal of Aerosol Science considers itself the prime vehicle for the publication of original work as well as reviews related to basic and applied aerosol research. Its content is directed at scientists working in areas such as physics, chemistry, engineering, applied mathematics, aerobiology, medicine, industrial and environmental hygiene, toxicology, or materials processing.
Many more building science journals and links to other resources relevant to indoor air quality and environment are available at the BuildingEcology.com web site. BuildingEcology.com webstie at IAQ – Useful Publications and at the IAQ links on the BuildingEcology.com website http://www.buildingecology.com/iaq.