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 range of papers (original research, review, communication, opinion, study protocol, 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.


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Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 12 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). 

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020

Special Issue

Remediation and Utilization of Salt-affected Soils

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Zhenhua Zhang, PhD, Professor

Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, 210014, China

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Research Interests: Land management; Global climate change; Salt-affected soil; Remediation of pollutants; Wastewater treatment

Xiaohua Long, PhD, Associate Professor

College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China

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Research Interests: Land management; Global climate change; Saline-sodic soil; Land degradation; Soil microorganisms; Soil structure

Jincheng Xing, Associate Professor

Affiliation: Jiangsu Coastal Area Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Yancheng 224002, China


Research Interests: Land management; Halophytes; Saline-sodic soil; Green manure; Soil microorganisms

About This Topic

Soil is an essential resource and a vital part of the natural environment from which most of the global food is produced. At the same time, soil provides living space for humans, as well as essential ecosystem services which are important for water regulation and supply, climate regulation, biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration and cultural services. There are naturally saline or sodic soils, which harbor valuable ecosystems, and include a range of plants that are adapted to extreme conditions. However, secondary salinity and sodicity can develop or increase rapidly in response to unsustainable human activities, posing a threat to agricultural production, food security, the provision of essential ecosystem services as well as the achievement of the sustainable development goals. Salinization and sodification of soils are among the most serious global threats to arid and semi-arid regions but also for croplands in coastal regions and in case of irrigation with wastewater in any climate. The chemical, physical and biological engineering has been used for amelioration of saline soils to improve fertility and crop yields. What can you do for Remediation and utilization of salt-affected soils?