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Media coverage of Microplastics articles

Microplastics & Nanoplastics articles are regularly featured in news and various media outlets. Find here the links to relevant media mentions!

Microplastics and Nanoplastics featured on SN campaign for Microplastic Pollution in Water

Microplastics and Nanoplastics journal has been featured in Springer Nature campaign for Sustainable Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation focused on Microplastic Pollution in Water

As part of this campaign, we asked our editors how they address SDG6. Check the Interview with our editor, Chelsea Rochman, featured on the campaign website and find two extra interviews with our editors, Tim van Emmerik and François Galgani and Lesley Henderson here.

Check out our latest article highlights!

Measuring impacts of microplastic treatments via image recognition on immobilised particles below 100 μm The treatment of samples for microplastic (MP) analysis requires purification steps that sufficiently reduce the non-MP content while preserving the targeted particles integrity. The authors developed a framework to test the applicability of MP purification methods and apply it to four protocols commonly used to prepare environmental samples for MP particle identification.

Tracing the horizontal transport of microplastics on rough surfaces In this study the authors investigate surface transport mechanisms by tracking fluorescent, irregularly shaped polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) particles in real time in a laboratory setup.

Environmental risks of car tire microplastic particles and other road runoff pollutants The present study provides opportunities to protect the quality of European waters from complex road runoff pollution, focusing on TWP microplastic, their associated WFD priority substances and other hazardous substances.

All M&Ns articles are available here.

New Editorial

In the new Editorial, our Editorial Board Member, Tim Van Emmerik, discusses macroplastics role in the global plastic pollution challenge and the link between macro-, micro- and nanoplastic research. Read here.

Meet the Editors!

Read about the members of our Editorial Board

New Open Access Journal Microplastics and Nanoplastics open for submissions!

Microplastics and Nanoplastics is an inclusive, interdisciplinary forum for worldwide efforts to solve the plastics pollution challenge. The journal aims to publish innovative high quality science providing a quantitative and mechanistic understanding of the factors that drive the emissions, fate, effects, risks and societal responses to the presence of plastic debris in nature and society, as well as novel remediation and risk mitigation options and technologies.

Open Access • Multidisciplinary • Interdisciplinary • High Quality and Impact • Addressing risks for nature and society • Mechanistic understanding • Towards Solutions and Mitigation

  1. Authors: Seta Noventa, Matthew S. P. Boyles, Andreas Seifert, Simone Belluco, Aracaeli Sánchez Jiménez, Helinor J. Johnston, Lang Tran, Teresa F. Fernandes, Lapo Mughini-Gras, Massimiliano Orsini, Fabiana Corami, Kepa Castro, Franco Mutinelli, Massimo Boldrin, Victor Puntes, Mahshid Sotoudeh…

    Content type: Review

  1. Authors: Francois Galgani, Aleke Stoefen-o Brien, Judith Weis, Christos Ioakeimidis, Qamar Schuyler, Iryna Makarenko, Huw Griffiths, Joan Bondareff, Dick Vethaak, Alan Deidun, Paula Sobral, Konstantinos Topouzelis, Penny Vlahos, Fernanda Lana, Martin Hassellov, Olivia Gerigny…

    Content type: Discussion



Aims and scope

Aims & Scope

The journal provides a unified platform for the international reporting of ground-breaking research results and reviews covering the fast-growing area of plastics research. Work across all length scales (macro, micro and nano) and heterogeneous pollutants will be considered. Topics covered include characterization and quantification of plastics; ecotoxicological evaluation; new biodegradable and sustainable materials; waste management methods; the impact of plastics on biodiversity, pollution and human health; social and behavioral science perspectives and policy; transport and accumulation of plastics in the geosphere. The journal publishes original research, brief communications, reviews, comments, perspectives, methods papers, and data descriptor articles. Microplastics and Nanoplastics is an inclusive, interdisciplinary forum for worldwide efforts to solve the plastics pollution challenge.


Topics to be covered:

·         Methods of characterization and quantification of nano, micro and macroplastics

·         Plastic-associated chemicals and their impact

·         New biodegradable materials as plastic alternatives

·         Plastics waste management – sustainable practices

·         Risks of nano,micro and macroplastics on the environment and human health

·          Environmental fate and bioaccumulation of nano, micro and macroplastics

·         Implications for human health

·         Perceptions regarding the presence of plastic in nature and society

·         Environmental economics and policy regarding plastic debris

·         Monitoring and modeling of plastic transport and accumulation in the geosphere (atmosphere, land, freshwater, marine environments)




Topical Collection/Special Issue idea? Contact us

Microplastics and Nanoplastics welcomes proposals for special issues from prospective guest editors. Special issue proposals should be submitted by email to 

Please include in the subject line ‘M&N Special Issue Proposal’.

Download here the Special Issue Proposal form