Announcement of the New Journal--Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics

Published on: 23 Dec 2021 Viewed: 8740

We are pleased to announce that the new journal-- Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics (WEC&N) is officially released online on Dec 22, 2021. WEC&N is an 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, perspectives, short communications, and letters to editor.

We are honored to have Professor Antonio Ginebreda from Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Spanish Council for Scientific Research, to serve as the Editor-in-Chief for this new journal.

Prof. Ginebreda highly recognizes the development of this emerging field. Throughout the foregoing lines, we outline the most prominent research areas within the field of water contaminants and nanoplastics. Indeed, it is a hot topic that has experienced tremendous growth, as reflected in the exponential number of scientific literature that appeared in the last 30 years in the figure. It encompasses many areas of knowledge and research topics, which we aim to cover in our new journal, Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics, as described in the journal Aims and Scope. We emphasize this multidisciplinary character since it is in the cross-boundary between different disciplines where new scientific ideas and approaches can flourish. In conclusion, we firmly believe that the journal comes at the right time and will definitely contribute to filling a scientific need.

Figure: Evolution of the number of publications related to (left) “emerging contaminants in water” (right) and “micro- and nano-plastics” appearing in the last 30 years (1990-2021): (top) total aggregated number of publications and (bottom) number of publications in the main journals (source of data and graphs, SCOPUS; date downloaded, 29 November 2021).

Editorial Board List


Antonio Ginebreda
Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain.

Editorial Board Members

Evgenios Agathokleous Key Laboratory of Agrometeorology of Jiangsu Province, Institute of Ecology, School of Applied Meteorology, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

Carlos BarataDepartment of Environmental Chemistry (IDAEA-CSIC), Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Barcelona, Spain.

Damià Barceló
Ranked on the List of "Highly Cited Researchers 2021" Announced by Clarivate Analytics.
Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), H2O Building, Scientific and Technological Park of the University of Girona, Girona, Spain.

Julián Blasco
Department of Ecology and Coastal Management, ICMAN-CSIC, Campus Rio San Pedro, Puerto Real (Cádiz), Spain.

Satinder Brar Kaur
Department of Civil Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, North York, Toronto, Canada.

Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván
Faculty of Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, Toluca, Mexico; The Autonomous University of Estado de Mexico, Mexico.

Xuetao Guo
College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China.

Hafiz M.N. Iqbal
Ranked on the List of "Highly Cited Researchers 2021" Announced by Clarivate Analytics.
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Monterrey, School of Engineering and Sciences, Monterrey, Mexico.

Manish Kumar
School of Engineering, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Konstantinos C. Makris
Water and Health Laboratory, Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health, School of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus.

Guilherme Malafaia
Federal Institute of Goiano, Department of Biological Sciences, Urutaí, Goiás, Brazil.

Vincenzo Naddeo
Sanitary Environmental Engineering Division (SEED), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Fisciano, Italy.

Paolo Pastorino
Aquatic Biology Laboratory of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria and Valle d’ Aosta (IZS PLV), Turin, Italy.

Yolanda Picó
Environmental and Food Safety Research Group (SAMA-UV), The Desertification Research Centre (CIDE), University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

Teresa A.P. Rocha-Santos
Department of Chemistry & Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

Ajit Sarmah
Ranked on the List of "Highly Cited Researchers 2021" Announced by Clarivate Analytics.
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Qian Sui
Department of Environmental Engineering, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China.

Quan Wang
College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China.

Haibo Zhang
School of Environment and Resources, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

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WEC&N is open for submission now. If you wish to submit to WEC&N, please feel free to submit online via or directly contact the Editorial Office:

We believe that with the joint efforts of our Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Ginebreda, and all members of the Editorial Board, this journal will be recognized in the very near future based on the field advantages.

Respectfully Submitted by the Journal Editorial Office
Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics