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Environmental Pollution

  • ISSN: 0269-7491

Next planned ship date: May 31, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 9.5
  • Impact factor: 8.9

Environmental Pollution is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes high quality research papers and review articles about all aspects of environmental pollutio… Read more

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Environmental Pollution is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes high quality research papers and review articles about all aspects of environmental pollution and its effects on ecosystems and human health. The journal welcomes high-quality process-oriented and hypothesis-based submissions that report results from original and novel research and contribute new knowledge to help address problems related to environmental pollution at a regional or global scale.

Subject areas include, but are not limited to:
• Sources and occurrences of pollutants that are clearly defined and measured in environmental compartments, food and food-related items, and human bodies;
• Interlinks between contaminant exposure and biological, ecological, and human health effects, including those of climate change;
• Contaminants of emerging concerns (including but not limited to antibiotic resistant microorganisms or genes, microplastics/nanoplastics, electronic wastes, light, and noise) and/or their biological, ecological, or human health effects;
• Laboratory and field studies on the remediation/mitigation of environmental pollution via new techniques and with clear links to biological, ecological, or human health effects;
• Modeling of pollution processes, patterns, or trends that is of clear environmental and/or human health interest;
• New techniques that measure and examine environmental occurrences, transport, behavior, and effects of pollutants within the environment or the laboratory, provided that they can be clearly used to address problems within regional or global environmental compartments.

Papers focusing on the following areas are likely to be returned to the authors without review:
• Routine surveys or monitoring programs primarily of local or regional interest;
• Descriptions of well-known contaminants, such as legacy pollutants, in yet another location;
• Studies relating to waste treatment that do not have specific relevance to pollution within the environment;
• Synthesis/fabrication of new materials solely for remediation and/or mitigation of pollution without any direct environmental relevance;
• Nitrogen or phosphorus deposition or biogeochemical processes with little or no relation to environmental consequences and/or climate change;
• Studies on eutrophication and secondary pollution by eutrophication without illuminating their governing mechanisms and factors;
• Studies within which the concentrations of toxicants used are higher than those that are typically found in an environmental pollution context. Authors of toxicology studies must justify the concentrations that they are using by reference to environmentally relevant concentrations that have been reported in the literature.

Please DO NOT ask the Editors-in-Chief for permission before submitting a manuscript. Kindly check the guidelines to determine whether your manuscript is within the scope of the journal; if yes, please go ahead and submit it.