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Aims and scope

Aims and 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. The journal publishes original research, brief communications, reviews, comments, perspectives, methods papers, and data descriptor articles. Microplastics and Nanoplastics aims to be an inclusive and interdisciplinary forum for worldwide efforts to solve the plastics pollution challenge.

Potential topics covered here include:

  • Methods of characterization and quantification of nano, micro and macroplastics
  • Plastic-associated chemicals and their impact on biodiversity, pollution and human health
  • 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
  • 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)

Annual Journal Metrics

2023 Speed
11 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
104 days submission to accept (Median)

2023 Usage 
651 Altmetric mentions