Critical Reviews in Toxicology

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Critical Reviews in Toxicology  
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Discipline Toxicology
Language English
Edited by Roger O. McClellan
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 10 issues per year
Standard abbreviations
Crit. Rev. Toxicol.
ISSN 1040-8444 (print)
1547-6898 (web)

Critical Reviews in Toxicology is an academic journal that publishes review articles on the mechanisms, responses and assessments of toxins and toxicants. It is published by Taylor and Francis.

The editor is Roger O. McClellan, Albuquerque.[1]

Indexed by ISI Critical Reviews in Toxicology received an impact factor of 5.097 as reported in the 2014 Journal Citation Reports by Thomson Reuters, ranking it seventh out of 87 journals in the category Toxicology.[2]

The journal has been accused of being "broker of junk science" by the Center for Public Integrity.[3] Dozens of internal Monsanto emails that were brought to the public light, due to litigation on behalf of more than 1,000 plaintiffs alleging that Monsanto's herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) caused their non-Hodgkin lymphoma, show that Monsanto employees were directly engaged in managing how research was published in the peer-reviewed Critical Reviews in Toxicology. The correspondence shows the company’s chief of regulatory science, William Heydens, and other Monsanto scientists were heavily involved in organizing, reviewing, and editing drafts submitted by the outside experts from Intertek Group, Plc. At one point, Heydens even vetoed explicit requests by some of the panelists to tone down what one of them wrote was the review’s “inflammatory” criticisms of the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Glyphosate is one of the world's most heavily used crop chemicals.[4]


  1. ^ Editor in Chief, London: Taylor and Francis Group, 2014 .
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Toxicology". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 
  3. ^ Brokers of junk science?
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