About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences (RBCIAMB) is an interdisciplinary journal concerned with the ecological, environmental, territorial, social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of sustainability and environmental sciences. It is a space for exchanging ideas, information, knowledge, and technology from diverse perspectives and disciplines, which must be combined to formulate effective solutions aiming at sustainable development. From the interdisciplinarity perspective, the journal examines issues in natural resources, environmental conservation, water resources, waste management, environmental and clean technologies, environmental management, social perception, environmental education, urban development, public policies, environmental health, sustainable agriculture, among other topics associated with the sustainability objectives. The interinstitutional coproductions involving national or foreign institutions are especially welcome.

RBCIAMB is a quarterly publication edited by the Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (ABES). Publishes original and complete articles with peer review. The RBCIAMB does not publish simple diagnoses, which are applications of known techniques and technical works that do not contribute to the advancement of science. Review articles must have a clear purpose, with an evident intellectual contribution to the discussion of knowledge. Articles that merely reproduce data from databases without effectively contributing to the scientific debate will not be accepted. Nor will strictly disciplinarily works, circumscribed predominantly in a field of knowledge, be accepted without interface with other areas and without the convergence of diverse knowledge and guidelines with environmental sciences.

If the article has already been presented in congress, the version for the journal should have significant progress about the version published, effectively configuring a new contribution.


Contribute to the development, quality, and dissemination of environmental sciences. Disseminate quality research that promotes and contributes to sustainability in its various dimensions. Be a reference as a publication in the context of environmental sciences.

Open Access Policy

This journal offers immediate open access to its content, following the principle that making scientific knowledge freely available to the public provides greater worldwide democratization of  RBCIAMB uses the Creative Commons Attribution CC BY License that allows the sharing of work with an acknowledgment of authorship.

PDFs of articles published as of issue no. 48 (2018) now displays the license under which they are licensed.


The content of the articles is the sole responsibility of the author (s), who declare to be responsible for any third-party complaint regarding conflicts involving copyright, assuming and exempting RBCIAMB from any pending issues involving its publications. Authors who submit their articles give RBCIAMB the rights of first publication.


The submission of articles is a continuous flow. The publication of the editions is quarterly, with four annual editions since approved articles may be published in advance in the Ahead of Print (AOP).

Digital Preservation Policy

The Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences uses the service of LOCKSS Public Knowledge Project PLN and  CARINIANA Network as a digital preservation policy.


Articles published as of edition no. 36 (2015) use the DOI identifier.

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