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.

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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

Research Progress on Microplastic Pollutants in Aquatic Environments

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Zheng Wang, PhD, Research Associate

Concordia University

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Research Interests: microplastics; Ocean environment

About This Topic

Microplastics are typically characterized as plastic particles with a particle size of less than 5 mm. The primary sources of microplastics include plastic microbeads released directly from some commercial products, while secondary sources include microplastics generated through physical abrasion and chemical and biological degradation of larger plastic fragments. As plastic production continues to increase, the aquatic environment has become one of the most important sinks for microplastics. Microplastics not only enrich in organisms through the food chain, ultimately jeopardizing human health, but are also carriers of other pollutants and pathogens, exacerbating environmental and health risks. In order to better understand the ecological risks of microplastics and to develop effective countermeasures, there is an urgent need to study the environmental behavior of microplastics in the aquatic environment. The special issue "Research Progress on Microplastic Pollutants in Aquatic Environments" focuses on the novel research on the occurrence, transport, transformation, and fate of microplastics in the aquatic environment and the corresponding environmental and health risks.


Microplastic occurrence; Microplastic fate and transport; Aquatic environment; Laboratory experiments; Modeling; Risk assessment

Manuscript Submission Information

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