An in-depth look at the evolution of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) by a leading University of Newcastle researcher will be the focus of a special edition of an international journal.
Researched and written by Professor Derek Smith of the University's Central Coast campus, the special anniversary supplement of the Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health (AEOH) is being released in December.
The supplement celebrates the 90th anniversary of the journal's founding and the progress of EOH over time.
"History clearly demonstrates how academic journals have served a critical role in the dissemination of EOH research findings, particularly regarding the development of environmental health as a legitimate and respected scientific field," Professor Smith said.
AEOH Editor-in-Chief, Professor Tee Guidotti, said Professor Smith's research provided an important historical understanding of EOH.
"This supplement provides a revealing overview of the history of our own venerable publication and an insightful analysis of the literature of EOH as a whole," Professor Guidotti said.
"Derek Smith's studies tell us that the AEOH once had the capacity to shape the field and reminds us that this same ability to host and focus discussion is needed today."
The 90th anniversary edition of AEOH will be published by one of the world's leading global academic publishers - Taylor & Francis.
Spokesperson Beth Gallagher said the company was extremely pleased that the Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health is now part of the Taylor & Francis family of journals.
"The Archives joins a very strong and growing list of Taylor & Francis public health, environmental science and toxicology journals that are making important and meaningful contributions to the study of environmental and occupational health around the globe," she said.
Taylor & Francis, founded in London in 1798, is the oldest commercial journals publisher in the world. The company publishes over 1,500 peer-reviewed research journals and over 3,000 new books each year.