Water, Air, & Soil Pollution is an international, interdisciplinary journal on all aspects of pollution and solutions to pollution in the biosphere. This includes chemical, physical and biological processes affecting flora, fauna, water, air and soil in relation to environmental pollution. Because of its scope, the subject areas are diverse and include all aspects of pollution sources, transport, deposition, accumulation, acid precipitation, atmospheric pollution, metals, aquatic pollution including marine pollution, Arctic /Antarctic pollution, water, ground water, waste water, micro-plastics, nanoparticles, pesticides, environmental sustainability, soil pollution, industrial pollutants, sewage, sediment pollution, forestry pollution, effects of pollutants on humans, vegetation, fish, aquatic species, micro-organisms, and animals. Submissions are welcome in environmental and molecular toxicology applied to pollution research, biosensors, global and climate change, ecological implications of pollution and pollution models. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution also publishes manuscripts on methods used in the study of environmental pollutants, environmental toxicology, environmental biology and chemistry, bioassays, novel environmental engineering and bioreactors related to pollution, remote sensing, biochar in pollution control, environmental genomics applied to pollution research, biodiversity as influenced by pollution, environmental biotechnology as applied to pollution (e.g., bioremediation, phytoremediation, biofuels), environmental modelling and biorestoration of polluted environments.

Articles should not be submitted that are of local interest only and do not advance international knowledge in environmental pollution and solutions to pollution. Articles that simply replicate known knowledge or techniques while researching a local pollution problem will normally be rejected without review. Submitted articles must have up-to-date references, employ the correct experimental replication and statistical analysis, where needed and contain a significant contribution to new knowledge. The publishing and editorial team sincerely appreciate your cooperation.

Water, Air, & Soil Pollution publishes research papers; review articles; mini-reviews; and topical collections.


The journal currently invites review papers on various subject areas under the scope of  this journal. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief,  Dr. Jack Trevors, at  jtrevors@uoguelph.ca to discuss your review proposal.


There are no page charges to publish in this journal.

All articles accepted after February 1, 2014 will have free color online and in print.

Note that special issues published from 2001-2009 were published in the companion journal Water, Air, & Soil Pollution: Focus (see ISSN 1567-7230). Special issues from 2010 forward are published in the mother journal, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution.

The journal currently invites topical collection proposals on advanced topics in this field. Please contact the Publisher, Arya Ramachandran Nair at arya.ramachandran@springernature.com for more details.



  • Covers all aspects of pollution and solutions to pollution in the biosphere
  • Includes chemical, physical and biological processes affecting flora, fauna, water, air and soil
  • Also presents papers on methods used in the study of environmental pollutants, environmental toxicology, biology and engineering related to pollution, and more.

    This journal publishes internationally relevant novel knowledge.

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  • Reinhard Dallinger,
  • Bin Gao
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