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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

Meet the Editors!

In the picture: Bart Koelmans (Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Department at Wageningen University, The Netherlands), Editor-in-Chief of Microplastics and Nanoplastics.

Microplastics and Nanoplastics is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

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