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Microplastics and Nanoplastics is an open access, 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

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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 Akash Chakraborty  

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

Download here the Special Issue Proposal form


Our Editorial Board Member, Todd Gouin, presents his perspective on addressing the importance of microplastic particles as vectors for long-range transport of chemical contaminants. 

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Microplastics and Nanoplastics featured in campaign for Microplastic Pollution in Water

Microplastics and Nanoplastics has been featured in Springer Nature campaign for UN Sustainable Development 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 some more interviews with our editors, Tim van Emmerik and François Galgani and Lesley Henderson here.

Microplastics and Nanoplastics is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals. Watch the video here!

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!

  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…

Annual Journal Metrics

Speed 2023
Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 12
Submission to acceptance (median days): 104

Usage 2023
Downloads: 194,231
Altmetric mentions: 651