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

Plastic and Ocean Contamination: Challenges and Solutions

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Katsuhiko Saido, PhD

Albatross Alliance, Founder, 2234 Shirahama Minamiboso, Chiba 2950102, Japan;

Senior Researcher, College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University, 121 Izumi Narashino, Chiba 2758575, Japan

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Research interest: Water quality; environmental analysis; environmental pollution; environment protection; remediation; organic environmental chemistry; environmental science

About This Topic

In the 20th century, humans acquired plastic as a new material. Today's our lives would not be possible without plastic. All plastics move to the ocean when not properly treated.

Plastic pollution has clearly been proven in all environments worldwide. To clarify the impact of this situation throughout the world, I am organizing a special issue entitled “Human and Plastic: Challenges and Solutions” in the Ocean. With your distinguished expertise in this area, I invite you to consider submitting a contribution to this special issue.

The Special Issue on “Plastic and Ocean Contamination: Challenges and Solutions” focuses on addressing all aspects of plastics.

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 manuscripts are 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!