Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Atmospheric pollutants
  • Air pollution control engineering
  • Climate change
  • Ecological and human risk assessment
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Ecosystem services, biodiversity and natural capital
  • Environmental economics
  • Control and monitoring of pollutants
  • Remediation of polluted soils and water
  • Fate and transport of contaminants
  • Water and wastewater treatment engineering
  • Solid waste treatment

Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research publishes a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.). We encourage authors to be succinct; however, authors should present their results in as much detail as necessary. Reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.


Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 16.1 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021 2020

Special Issue

Effective Leadership and Governance in Sustainability Transitions

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Wendy M. Purcell, PhD, Academic Research Scholar

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, 401 Park Drive, 4th Floor West Suite 406, PO Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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Research Interests: Higher education; Sustainability; Sustainable development; Sustainable Development Goals; Change and transformation; Universities; Curriculum; Teaching and learning; Leadership and governance; Partnerships and collaboration

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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Open Access Original Research

A Policy and Evaluation Framework for Sustainable Transitions - An Energy Policy Approach

Received: 15 May 2023;  Published: 15 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401003


The climate change and the social crisis launched the basis for the policy discussion about future trajectories of development and sustainability. Innovation policies are expected to promote the transformation of complex socio-technical systems and call for fundamentally different societal production and consumption patterns. This is strictl [...]
Open Access Research Article

Environmental Consequences in the Neighbourhood of Rapid Unplanned Urbanisation in Bangalore City

Received: 24 July 2023;  Published: 01 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304052


The knowledge of landscape dynamics aids in evolving strategies for the prudent management of natural resources to sustain ecosystem services. The availability of spatiotemporal remote sensing data with advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms has aided in assessing the ecological status in urban enviro [...]
Open Access Original Research

Transition to Circular Economy in Practice Through Network Governance in Conjunction with Public Governance; Comparative Longitudinal Action Research on Mattresses, Concrete, and Textile in The Netherlands

Received: 24 September 2023;  Published: 21 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304050


This paper investigates the practical implementation of transitioning to a circular economy through network governance in conjunction with public governance. The research focuses on a comparative, longitudinal analysis of three Dutch product chains (mattresses, concrete, and textiles) from 2016 to the present. The study based on [...]
Open Access Research Article

Joint Biodiversity Management Committees: A Mechanism to Manage and Conserve Eco-Regions

Received: 31 January 2023;  Published: 07 August 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2303042


Sasthamkotta Lake eco-region is a freshwater Ramsar site in Kerala, India. Eco-regions are ecologically and geographically defined larger land or water mass areas with a characteristic assemblage of the ecosystem and significant biodiversity. A decentralized and locally self-sustain [...]