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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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 5 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 11 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 10 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020

Special Issue

Soil Contamination and Remediation: Recent Research and Future Challenges

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

Guest Editor

Cristina Lull Noguera, PhD, Associate Professor of Soil Science

Research Group in Forest Science and Technology (Re-ForeST), Research Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (IIAMA), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camí de Vera, s/n, 46022 València, Spain

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Research Interests: Soil biology and biochemistry; Carbon and nitrogen mineralization; Environmental pollution; Soil contamination; Soil remediation

About This Topic

Soil contamination is a critical environmental issue with far-reaching implications for human health, ecosystems, and food security. Recent research on soil contamination and its remediation has shed light on the urgency of addressing this problem and the complex challenges that lie ahead. Recent research has developed more sensitive and efficient methods for detecting and monitoring soil contamination. In the last decades, progress has been made in bioremediation techniques, nanotechnology, ecological and human health risk assessment, understanding of the interaction of pollutants with soil constituents, emerging contaminants, etc. Some key future challenges are legacy contaminants, emerging contaminants, policy and regulation, inventories, sustainable soil management practices, sustainable remediation techniques, public awareness, management costs, etc.


  • soil pollution/soil contamination
  • soil pollutants
  • pollution sources
  • risk assessment
  • remediation techniques
  • soil quality management

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once registered and activated, please click here to go to the submission form. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on Instructions for Authors.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscriptsare thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are highly invited. For planned papers, a tentative title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office ( for record. Welcome your submission!