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, case report, 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.

Indexing: COPE.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 11 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). 

Free Publication in 2021
Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020

Special Issue

Persistent Organic Pollutants

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

Guest Editor

M. Glória Pereira

UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4AP, UK

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Research Interests: polychlorinated biphenyls; marine pollution; biodiesel; seabirds; mercury; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; neonicotinoids, pesticides, brominated flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds, ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry,


Silvia Lacorte

Professor, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Instituto de Diagnóstico Ambiental y Estudios del Agua (IDAEA-CSIC), C/ Jordi Girona 18-26, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

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Research Interests: environmental and analytical chemistry; the sources, distribution and fate of organic contaminants in environmental matrices; impact of organic contaminants in living organisms; liquid chromatography; spectrometry; water quality; mass spectrometry; gas chromatography; solid phase extraction

Planned Papers

Title: Persistent organic pollutants in top-soils of urban Glasgow, Scotland, UK: Inventory and source of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB).
Authors: Christopher H. Vane*, Alexander, W. Kim, Vicky Moss-Hayes, Fiona F.M. Fordyce, Alison Clayson

Title: Environmentally persistent free radicals: a new class of persistent organic pollutants
Authors: Mustafa Mamun, Jeonghyeon Ahn, and Eric Vejerano


Open Access Perspective

Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals as Sources of POPs

Received: 17 January 2021;  Published: 13 May 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102010


Environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFRs) are a new class organic pollutant sharing some of the attributes of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). This opinion/short review aims to describe the properties of EPFRs that merit their recognition as an additi [...]
Open Access Research Article

Gender-Dependent Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Retinoic Acid-Related Orphan Receptor Alpha [RORA] and Aromatase Genes on Human Progenitor Neurons

Received: 28 August 2020;  Published: 07 May 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102009


Normally we encounter a myriad of chemicals in our daily lives. Endocrine disrupting chemicals [EDCs] are ubiquitous in our environment and upon bodily entry many be stored in adipose tissue and, in pregnant woman, can reach the developing fetal brain, disrupting normal fetal brain devel [...]