Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Atmospheric pollutants
  • Air pollution control engineering
  • Climate change
  • Ecological and human risk assessment
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Ecosystem services, biodiversity and natural capital
  • Environmental economics
  • Control and monitoring of pollutants
  • Remediation of polluted soils and water
  • Fate and transport of contaminants
  • Water and wastewater treatment engineering
  • Solid waste treatment

Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research publishes a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.). We encourage authors to be succinct; however, authors should present their results in as much detail as necessary. Reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.


Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 16.1 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Energy Policies and Strategies for Achieving Sustainability

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Joana Sousa, PhD, Auxiliar Professor

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Lusófona University, Porto, Portugal


Research Interests: Energy policy; Sustainable energy systems; Renewable energy; Demand response; Electricity markets; Built environment; Energy efficiency; Energy efficiency in buildings; Sustainable development

About This Topic

The global average surface temperature is already around 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels, with carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels hitting a record high this year. Energy transitions are associated with technological advances and shifts from one major form of energy to another. The planet is still crossing a major energy transition from fossil to non-fossil primary fuels. Therefore, reaching net zero emissions requires a complete transformation of the energy production and consumption patterns concerning all economic sectors with the deployment of alternative energy technologies promoting environmental goals and social welfare through effective policy design, implementation and monitoring. Energy policy literacy requests a holistic approach with the combination of interdisciplinary competencies including engineering, economic sciences, political and social sciences and others, thus these are interlinked. This special issue seeks relevant studies, reviews and empirical evidence on studies directly or indirectly regarding energy policies. Studies concerning regional approaches and different geographical contexts are welcome.

The key focus areas include some of the topics below, but is not limited to these:

- Renewable Energy Integration
- Energy Policy and Market Design
- Energy Policy Case Studies
- Energy Security and Access
- Energy Technologies
- Energy Transition
- Energy Policies and Communities Welfare
- Best Practices Energy Policy Design Effectiveness
- Drivers and Barriers for Energy Policy Implementation
- Energy Efficiency
- Energy and Water
- Energy Subsidies

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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