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Aims and Scope
    Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics is an open access international journal intended for the rapid publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed, original research related to pollutants of emerging concern in both the natural and anthropogenic water cycles, as well as, their 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 specific interest include, but are not limited to: 
  • 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) combine 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)
  • Risk assessment studies of emerging contaminants related to both Human Health and the Ecosystem
  • Studies on contaminant (bio)monitoring and their environmental effects, such as the generation of resistance (antibiotic resistance genes, etc.)
  • Metabolomic studies related to the response of aquatic living organisms to exposure to emerging contaminants
  • Studies of Environmental Proteomics
  • “One Health” approaches. Epidemiological studies on the effects of chemicals on human and ecosystem health
  • Studies of advanced treatment methods used along the anthropogenic water cycle (i.e., drinking and wastewater treatment) for the elimination of emerging contaminants
  • Studies related to new regulatory and policy aspects of broad concern related to the occurrence and effects of pollution by emerging contaminants and their mixtures in the water environment
    The following types of submissions are discouraged and will be not likely considered:
  • Routine monitoring surveys are considered primarily of local or regional interest unless they involve any novel methodological or multidisciplinary approach
  • Studies of well-known contaminants, such as legacy pollutants, nutrients, or metals
  • Studies of natural contaminants (i.e., natural toxins, etc.)
  • Laboratory ecotoxicological studies of emerging contaminants using environmental non-relevant exposure concentrations
  • Papers lack substantial novelty that does not contribute significant new knowledge
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