Science of The Total Environment

Journal Title
Science of The Total Environment

SCI TOTAL ENVIRON

ISSN / eISSN
0048-9697 / 1879-1026
Aims and Scope
Science of the Total Environment is an international journal for publication of original research on the total environment, which includes the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and anthroposphere.
Subject Area

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

CiteScore
16.80 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Environmental Science - Environmental Engineering Q1 #8/184
Environmental Science - Pollution Q1 #7/159
Environmental Science - Environmental Chemistry Q1 #7/139
Environmental Science - Waste Management and Disposal Q1 #9/120
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed -
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - SCIE Q1
H-index
205
Country/Area of Publication
NETHERLANDS
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Frequency
Semimonthly
Year Publication Started
1972
Annual Article Volume
7764
Open Access
NO
Contact
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, PO BOX 211, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, 1000 AE
Verified Reviews
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Some recent work achievements were rejected by a top engineering and technical journal after two rounds of major revisions. So, I chose to submit to STOTEN.

Submitted on January 20, 2021.
January 21: With editor.
January 22: Under review.
Received minor revision on February 4. There were three reviewers: I believe two gave minor revisions, and one might have accepted or suggested minor revisions. They only provided a brief evaluation, stating that the research in the article is interesting and requesting a supplementary research methodology flowchart. The editor allowed four weeks for revisions.

Revised on February 23. During this period, I requested assistance from Dr. W from Cornell University and Prof. S from a research institute in the United States to improve and refine the language. Two mechanism diagrams and one flowchart were also meticulously designed by professionals.

With editor on February 26.
Under review on March 1.
Required reviews completed on March 2.
Accepted on March 3.

The efficiency of this process is truly commendable. I express my heartfelt gratitude because in my opinion, STOTEN is one of the best journals. It gives a sense of fairness, scientific pursuit, inclusiveness, and freedom compared to some other journals. Special thanks to STOTEN, and I encourage more innovative achievements to be submitted to STOTEN. I hope STOTEN continues to thrive and improve. I sincerely thank the esteemed editor H, and in the future, I will definitely express my gratitude properly if given the opportunity.
2021-03-03
Record, the first article in life, came not easily, took 10 months, it feels like ten months of pregnancy, slowly nurturing the article, and finally successfully delivered. Thank you to my research group, thank you to the teachers for their careful guidance, thank you to myself for the effort! Started writing articles at home in March 2020, organizing data, learning analysis methods, writing the first draft, making revisions, conducting field experiments during a business trip, submitting to the school after returning, major revisions, minor revisions, and acceptance on February 6, 2021. The whole process has gained so much, it can be considered as the best New Year gift to myself!

Submission: November 20, 2020
External review: November 27, 2020
Major revision comments: December 26, 2020
Revised submission: January 22, 2021
Minor revision comments: January 29, 2021
Revised submission: February 3, 2021
Acceptance: February 6, 2021

Thank you to the editor-in-chief and the reviewers, very professional and patient, I have gained constructive comments, and the article has been improved!

I heard classmates say that there is a saying about watering in general journals, but for me at this stage, it is already very good. I am more than halfway through my master's degree and I hope to make further progress in the remaining one and a half years and publish more papers!

The Year of the Ox has arrived, I wish all of you on the scientific research road smooth sailing, soaring success, and all your articles well received!
2021-02-08

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