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Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology

Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology

Editor-in-Chief: Piet Lens

ISSN: 1569-1705 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-9826 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11157

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Synthesises the research progress and identifies the achieved advances in environmental science and technology

The areas of environmental science and environmental (bio)technology are broad, multidisciplinary, fast growing and extremely active. The last twenty years have seen an overwhelming accumulation of data, and a panoply of important discoveries. It is almost impossible to keep up to date on current developments in these areas, let alone judge their long-term significance.

The purpose of Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology is twofold: to keep the reader up-to-date on achieved advances in the multidisciplinary and rapidly expanding fields of environmental science and biotechnology, and to offer perspectives on where these developments will lead.

The journal comprises of two distinct peer-reviewed sections: one offering Mini-Reviews expressing scientific opinions on topics and trends, and another presenting comprehensive critical evaluations (Reviews) of research efforts and technical realizations in particular areas. In addition to these two sections, the journal will publish research and policy-oriented commentaries, information on newly initiated research projects, key websites, recent developments in  the field presented on international workshops, seminars and symposia, and initiatives from young researchers (science careers).

Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology accepts electronic multimedia files (animations, movies, audio etc.) and other supplementary files to be published online along with an article. This feature can add dimension to the author's article as certain information cannot be printed or is more convenient in electronic form.

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Related subjects » Environmental Engineering and Physics - Microbiology - Pollution and Remediation

Impact Factor: 5.716 (2017) * 

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    The areas of environmental science and environmental (bio)technology are broad, multidisciplinary, fast growing and extremely active. During the last few decades, an overwhelming amount of data has become available and a panoply of discoveries has been made. It is almost impossible to keep up to date on current developments in these areas. Moreover, there is a definite need to extract the quintessence out of this information, to synthesise the research progress and to identify the achieved advances in science and technology. This is the rationale behind the journal Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology.

    The journal has two distinct peer-reviewed sections: a section containing mini-reviews (up to 8 printed pages), expressing scientific opinions on topics and trends as well as a Reviews section (up to 30 printed pages) containing comprehensive critical evaluations of research efforts and technical realizations in particular areas. In addition to (mini-)review papers, the journal reports on newly initiated research projects in a distinct Project Update and Science Career section, focusing on initiatives from large research consortia and young researchers, respectively. The horizon paper, SWITCH monitor and Stockholm Water Perspectives sections provide research and policy-oriented commentaries from world renowned leaders in environmental science and (bio)technology research. The Web Alert section hints readers on key websites, whereas the Symposium Watch section updates them on the most recent developments in the field presented on international workshops, seminars and symposia. The journal also features special issues focusing on topics of international concern.

    The fields covered in the journal comprise effects, treatment and management of pollution of water (fresh, surface and seawater, ground water, domestic and industrial wastewater), air, solid waste, soil and sediments. The pollutants discussed may include chemical compounds (organics, nutrients, sulphurous compounds, metals and metalloids), biological agents (pathogens, toxins, …) or abiotic conditions. Contributions can cover the following topics: analytical techniques, life cycle and exergy analysis, environmental modeling techniques, environmental hydroinformantics, biodiversity conservation, clean production processes, solid waste management, bioenergy and biorefinery concepts, molecular genomics and eco-genomics, environmental nanotechnology, bioremediation, fundamental or applied aspects of physical, chemical or biological degradation/removal methods, toxicity and eco-toxicity, kinetics, cell immobilization and (bio)reactor design, Information and communication for public participation, environmental education, social acceptance of environmental (bio)technology.

    The main purpose of the journal is twofold: to enable the reader to keep up to date on developments and to present a view of where the developments in environmental science and biotechnology will lead to.

    Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology is the only journal in the field to facilitate its readers this way. As such, it will help to define the scope of research activities and identify novel areas of process implementation as well as priority areas for science policy- and decision-makers. Primarily, this journal will be of interest to scientists working in departments of Environmental Science, Engineering, Microbiology, Aquatic Chemistry, Chemical Technology, as well as those working in the professional and governmental sector.


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