Environmental Pollution





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Aims & Scope

Environmental Pollution is an international journal that seeks to publish papers that report results from original, novel research that addresses significant environmental pollution issues and problems and contribute new knowledge to science.

The editors welcome high quality papers where the pollutants are clearly defined and measured and can be directly related to biological, ecological, and human health effects. This includes air, water, and soil pollution and climate change. New techniques for the study and measurement of pollutants and their effects are also encouraged as well as papers on new types of environmental challenges such as pollution/antibiotic resistances of organisms. Emerging pollutions are of eminent interest, such as microplastics, electronic wastes, light or noise pollution as long as they can clearly be related to the biological effects mentioned above. Papers must be process-orientated and/or hypotheses-based to be considered for population. Papers based on field studies are given priority for publication over micro/meso cosmos studies.

Papers, such as meta analyses, that report findings from re-examination and interpretation of existing data are welcome. Modeling papers are welcome only to a certain extent, i.e., they must be related to a specific pollution issue or process that is potentially of ecological and/or human health implications. Critical review papers and commentaries are also of high interest as are letters to the editor.

The editors do not wish to publish papers that describe results from routine surveys and monitoring programs that are primarily of local or regional interest. Descriptions of well-known pollutants, such as legacy pollutants, in yet another location are not of interest. Papers about sewage, waste and wastewater treatment and management as well as standard techniques in agronomy, remediation, biomonitoring, bioremediation and phytoremediation are not acceptable. However, papers on innovative techniques to combat regional or global problems are welcome; however, technical studies must show their field applicability.

Furthermore, the editors discourage submission of papers which describe analytical methods, laboratory experiments, food science studies, screening of new plant/animal/microorganism species for effect assessments and testing known pollution and chemicals in another setting. Eutrophication studies and secondary pollution by eutrophication are not covered by Environmental Pollution. In the same line, papers on ocean enrichment by CO2 will not be accepted.

The abstract (up to 300 words), highlights and conclusions of papers in this journal must contain clear and concise statements. A graphical abstract is mandatory. A cover letter must be accompanied with each submission, containing clear and concise statements as to why the study was done and how readers will benefit from the results.

Articles submitted for publication in Environmental Pollution should establish connections among research findings with implications for environmental quality, ecological health, and/or human health. The cover letter must explicitly express how the submission fits the Aims and Scope of Environmental Pollution. Failure to include the paragraph will result in returning the paper to the author.

The editors welcome the following contributions:

Full research papers: Results from completed investigations reporting original and previously unpublished work.

Short communications: A brief communication of urgent matter or the reporting of preliminary findings to be given expedited publication.

Review papers: In-depth critical reviews of special subjects. Authors planning reviews should contact one of the editors prior to submission.

Commentaries: Opinions and concerns about current scientific issues, invited or unsolicited

Letters to the Editor: Short focused letters to raise issues or concerns about papers published in the journal and solicit a reply from the authors of those papers

Special Issues. Special Issues will be published on emerging thematic issues and innovative conferences. An Editor or Associate Editor should be contacted early in the conference planning process to get approval and for guidelines on special issues of the journal. Furthermore, the Editors or Associate Editors will invite leading experts as Guest Editors for Special Issues.

Editors-in-Chief: D.O. Carpenter & Eddy Y. Zeng


Pollution research workers including chemists, toxicologists, environmentalists, conservationists, botanists, marine scientists, ecologists, biologists.

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AGRICOLA, Air Pollution Control Association Journal, Biological and Agricultural Index, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, EMBASE, Energy Information Abstracts, Environmental Periodicals Bibliography, GeoSciTech, MEDLINE®, SCISEARCH, Science Citation Index, Scopus
Editor-in-Chief: W. Manning University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA, Associate Editors: J. Gan University of California, Riverside, CA, USA, B. Nowack EMPA, St. Gallen, Switzerland, E. Paoletti National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Firenze, Italy, C. Wiegand University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark, Emeritus Editor: J.P. Dempster The Limes, Hilton, Huntingdon, UK, Editorial Board: M. Agrawal Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, R. Altenburger Umweltforschungszentrum (UFZ) Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Leipzig, Germany, D. Amarasiriwardena Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, USA, W. Arnold University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, A.J. Baker Felixstowe, Suffolk, England, UK, A.V. Barker University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA, J.N.B. Bell Imperial College London, Kensington, London, UK, J. Bender Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, B. Braune Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, M. Bredemeier Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, K. Breivik Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Kjeller, Norway, A. Bytnerowicz U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Riverside, CA, USA, A. Chappelka Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA, P. Christie Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, UK, T.W. Custer U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Lacrosse, WI, USA, J. Duyzer TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, J.W. Erisman Energy research Centre of the Netherlands ECN, Petten, Netherlands, M. Fenn U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Riverside, CA, USA, J. Fuhrer Agroscope Reckenholz-Taenikon ART, Zürich, Switzerland, D. Graham Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, L. Grapentine National Water Research Institute (NWRI), Burlington, ON, Canada, J. Hao Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, M. Hauck Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, K.E. Havens University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, B. Hitzfeld Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, Bern, Switzerland, M. Hodson University of York, York, England, UK, S. Huttunen University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, H. Kankaanpaa Finnish Institute of Marine Research, Helsinki, Finland, J. Lead University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK, A.H. Legge Biosphere Solutions, Calgary, AB, Canada, N.W. Lepp Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Liverpool, UK, S. Loppi Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy, M. MacLeod , B. Markert Haren-Erika, Germany, M. McLaughlin CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Glen Osmond, SA, Australia, St. McNulty North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, J. Mertens Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium, W. Peijnenburg Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM), Bilthoven, Netherlands, K. Percy Canadian Forest Service, Fredericton, NB, Canada, S. Pflugmacher Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology, Berlin, Germany, S. Pirintsos University of Crete, Iraklion, Crete, Greece, M. Puschenreiter Universitat für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU), Vienna, Austria, F. Páez-Osuna Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mazatlan Sinaloa, Mexico, P.S. Rainbow Natural History Museum, London, UK, B. Reid University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, D. Sarkar Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, USA, M. Schaub Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, K. Schirmer Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Dübendorf, Switzerland, H. Segner Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland, W. Shin-Ichiro Kyushu University, Fukoka, Japan, R.F. Shore Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, UK, P.N. Smith Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA, L. Sonesten Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, F.M. Tack Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium, S. Tao Peking University, Beijing, China, E. Tipping Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Bailrigg, Lancaster, UK, H.F. van Dobben IBN-DLO, Wageningen, Netherlands, C.A.M. van Gestel Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, J.A.C. Verkleij Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, D. Vetterlein Umweltforschungszentrum (UFZ) Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Halle/Saale, Germany, P. Vikesland Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, W-X. Wang Hong Kong University of Scie
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