Jen Lynch, SETAC Publications Manager

We recently identified papers that have garnered the most downloads in a 12-month period from their date of publication. This is not the same as the top downloaded papers of a given volume year, which will always skew towards those articles that have published earlier in the year. We would like to take a moment to thank these authors for publishing with Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) and Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) and the readers for rewarding those efforts with your attention (and citation!).

A note about the links: As part of a new initiative, our publisher Wiley has created a “sharing link.” When you click on “share” icon to the right of an ET&C or IEAM article, you will have the option to copy a link. This can be posted on any social media outlet or shared via any digital means. The link will allow access to the full content but will not allow the reader to download the PDF. Those pesky days of only having abstract information when you see a compelling tweet are done – at least here at SETAC.

ET&C

Alternative approaches to vertebrate ecotoxicity tests in the 21st century: A review of developments over the last 2 decades and current status
Adam Lillicrap, Scott Belanger, Natalie Burden, David DuPasquier, Michelle R. Embry, Marlies Halder, Mark A. Lampi, Lucy Lee, Teresa Norberg-King, Barnett A. Rattner, Kristin Schirmer, Paul Thomas

Are we going about chemical risk assessment for the aquatic environment the wrong way?
Andrew C. Johnson, John P. Sumpter

Hematological indices of injury to lightly oiled birds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Jesse A. Fallon, Eric P. Smith, Nina Schoch, James D. Paruk, Evan A. Adams. David C. Evers, Patrick G.R. Jodice, Christopher Perkins, Shiloh Schulte, William A. Hopkins

Microplastics as vectors for bioaccumulation of hydrophobic organic chemicals in the marine environment: A state-of-the-science review
Linda M. Ziccardi, Aaron Edgington, Karyn Henntz, Konrad J. Kulacki, Susan Kane Driscoll

Micropollutants in European rivers: A mode of action survey to support the development of effect-based tools for water monitoring
Wibke Busch, Susanne Schmidt, Ralph Kühne, Tobias Schulze, Martin Krauss, Rolf Altenburger

Nanomaterials in the aquatic environment: A European Union-United States perspective on the status of ecotoxicity testing, research priorities, and challenges ahead
Henriette Selck, Richard D. Handy, Teresa F. Fernandes, Stephen J. Klaine, Elijah J. Petersen

Plastic debris and policy: Using current scientific understanding to invoke positive change
Chelsea M. Rochman, Anna-Marie Cook, Albert A. Koelmans

Primary sources and toxicity of PAHs in Milwaukee-area streambed sediment
Austin K. Baldwin, Steven R. Corsi, Michelle A. Lutz, Christopher G. Ingersoll, Rebecca Dorman, Christopher Magruder, Matthew Magruder

Risk of POP mixtures on the Arctic food chain
Sara Villa, Sonia Migliorati, Gianna Serafina Monti, Ivan Holoubek, Marco Vighi

The Challenge: Assessment of risks posed by systemic insecticides to hymenopteran pollinators: New perception when we move from laboratory via (semi-)field to landscape scale testing?
Fred Heimbach, Richard Schmuck, Bernd Grünewald, Peter Campbell, Keith Sappington, Thomas Steeger, Les P. Davies

IEAM

A comparative evaluation of five hazard screening tools
JM Panko, K Hitchcock, M Fung, PJ Spencer, T Kingsbury, AM Mason

Current understanding of microplastics in the environment: Occurrence, fate, risks, and what we should do
Jinping Peng, Jundong Wang, Liqi Cai

Impacts of changing ocean circulation on the distribution of marine microplastic litter
Natalie Welden

Ingestion of microplastics by fish and its potential consequences from a physical perspective
Boris Jovanovic

Microplastics are not important for the cycling and bioaccumulation of organic pollutants in the oceans, but should microplastics be considered POPs themselves?
Rainer Lohmann

Microplastics as contaminants in commercially important seafood species
David Santillo, Kathryn Miller, Paul Johnston

Microplastics as vectors for environmental contaminants: Exploring sorption, desorption, and transfer to biota
Nanna B. Hartmann, Sinja Rist, Julia Bodin, Louise H.S. Jensen, Stine N. Schmidt, Philipp Mayer, Anders Meibom, Anders Baun

Recommended approaches to the scientific evaluation of ecotoxicological hazards and risks of endocrine-active substances
Gerald T. Ankley, Annegaaike Leopold, Anupama Kumar, Janice Chambers, Ellen Mihaich, Gerd Maack, L. Earl Gray, James P. Meador, James Wheeler, Jeffrey C. Wolf, Sarah Kadlec, Katherine Coady, Solomon Keith, Laurent Lagadic, Lisa Ortego, Michael Williams, Mike Roberts, Nancy Denslow, Natalie K. Karouna-Renier, Pat Guiney, Peter Matthiessen, Taisen Iguchi, Tim Verslycke, Werner Kloas

Toward the definition of specific protection goals for the environmental risk assessment of chemicals: A perspective on environmental regulation in Europe
A. Ross Brown, Graham Whale, Mathew Jackson, Stuart Marshall, Mick Hamer, Andreas Solga, Patrick Kabouw, Malyka Galay-Burgos, Richard Woods, Stephanie Nadzialek, Lorraine Maltby

Trophic transfer of microplastics in aquatic ecosystems: Identifying critical research needs
Sarah Y. Au, Cindy M. Lee, John E. Weinstein, Peter van den Hurk, Stephen J. Klaine

Author’s contact information: jen.lynch@setac.org

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