December 16-18, 2022 | Sydney, Australia

Special Issue



Tentative title: Environmental Pollution and its Minimization and Prevention (Acronym of the special issue EPMP)

A general introduction to the topic

With the worldwide increase in industrialization and movement of people towards larger cities, there has been a progressive increase in environmental pollution. The issues surrounding air, water, soil, and land pollution are now considered a global concern. Minimization of pollution involves the repeated reuse of products, the reduction in waste generation and the processing and recycling of used resources into new products. Pollution prevention practices reduce waste, improve safety and decrease disposal costs. The topic is suitable for the journal because it emphasizes the importance of reduction of environmental pollution.



Impact factor  5.190 (2021)     

Abstracted and indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) | Science Citation Index | SCOPUS | Engineering Village – GEOBASE


Guest Editors

R. J. (Dick) Haynes, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Prof. Koh Hock Lye, Sunway University, Malaysia


Submission opening and deadline

Submission opening date: August 25, 2022
Submission deadline date: December 25, 2022





  Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics (WEC&N, Online ISSN: 2831-2597)

  General information

  Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics is a gold open access international journal intended to publish high quality, peer-reviewed, and original researches related to pollutants of emerging concern in both the natural and anthropogenic water cycles, as well as its effects on the ecosystems and human health. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, systematic reviews, short communications, commentaries, editorials, letters to editor and perspectives. Subject areas of following specific interests are most concerned:

Studies of any aspect related to the occurrence, partition, transport, fate, and effects of the different families of emerging contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, personal-care products, UV-filters, pesticides, flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds and other industrial chemicals, disinfection by-products, persistent organic pollutants, endocrine disruptors, as well as, their metabolites and environmental transformation products.
Novel analytical methods, including new data treatment approaches (chemometric studies), suspect, and non-target screening methods.
Novel sampling methods (use of passive sampling devices, etc.).
New emerging contaminants.
Modeling studies on the occurrence, partition, transport, and fate of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment (surface and groundwater), including the different involved phases and their validation using field data.
Studies about nanomaterials, nanocomposites, microplastics, and other related contaminants in the aquatic environment.
Studies (field, mesocosm, microcosm) combining the occurrence and effects of emerging contaminants with other disciplines such as biology, ecology, genomics, hydrology, hydromorphology, etc.
Studies related to the joint effects of water pollution by emerging contaminants and other environmental stressors on the receiving ecosystems.
Studies related to the combined effects of water pollution by emerging contaminants and global change (climate change, hydrologic alteration, and land-use changes).

Our Average Article Processing Time is 70 days from Submission to Online Publication.


Submission Deadline: February 20, 2023


Benefits to participants from ICEPP 2022:

1. Provide a free duplicate check service via crossref before the pre-check;
2. Collect at least two qualified review reports for each manuscript;
3. Article Processing Charges (APCs, $600) to cover its editorial and production costs will be totally waived;
4. Participants from ICEPP 2022 who publish with us during 2022-2023 will enjoy APC discount permanently;
5. Provide a free language polishing service by native English speakers for all invited manuscripts;
6. Provide video presentation to participants from ICEPP 2022 who publish with us;
7. Provide webinar opportunity to participants from ICEPP 2022 who publish with us.


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