Journal updates

  • COVID 19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Call for papers- Special Issue: Environmental Fate and Effects of Road Run-off

    we kindly invite you to contribute a manuscript to a special issue of the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology entitled “Environmental Fate and Effects of Road Run-off”.

    We welcome manuscripts describing original research from various disciplines, as topics of interest could be:

    Chemical assessment and characterization of road run-off; Source attribution, loadings, and extent of contamination; Fate of road run-off chemicals or mixtures in water, air, and sediments; Bioaccumulation and trophodynamics ; Ecotoxicity and Ecological risk assessment of road run-off / specific road run-off contaminants

    Manuscript Submission deadline: Sept 1st, 2020.

    For more information visit: https://www.springer.com/journal/244/updates/17878672 

  • Call for Papers for Special Issue: "Environmental Fate and Effects of Technology Critical Elements"

    Our modern high-technology society and economy are increasingly dependent on so-called “technology-critical elements” (TCEs), which are vital in the manufacturing of a wide array of advanced and innovative technologies such as electronics, medical imaging, renewable energy, and even military applications. A raw material is defined as “critical” by their risks of supply shortage, subsequent impacts on the economy and the vitality of a nation’s security. Currently, several elements, groups of elements or minerals fall into this definition; 14 according to the European Commission and 35 according to the U.S. Department of the Interior.

    Aside from direct losses to the environment through mining and smelting activities, these elements are known for their high dissipative losses. The progressively burdensome disposal of manufacturing waste arising from these technologies is now recognized as having potentially severe and unforeseen impacts on the natural environment, including animal and human food webs.

    For more information visit: https://preview-www.springer.com/journal/244/updates