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

Waste Management and Human Health Impact

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Gabriella Marfe, PhD

Department of Scienze e Tecnologie Ambientali, Biologiche e Farmaceutiche, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli,"via Vivaldi 43, Caserta, 81100, Italy

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Research Interests: Cancer; Colon cancer; Cancer stem cells; Hazardous waste

Stefania Perna, PhD

Department of Scienze e Tecnologie Ambientali, Biologiche e Farmaceutiche, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", via Vivaldi 43, Caserta, 81100, Italy


Research Interests: Toxic waste; Cancer stem cells apoptosis


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 Review

Environmental and Human Health Impact of Antibiotics Waste Mismanagement: A Review

Received: 22 September 2023;  Published: 22 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401005


The discovery of antibiotics and their use in the last century substantially shifted the management of an array of infections. However, its unprecedented irrational usage and inept disposal of their waste exposed the ecosystems to unquantifiable antibiotic deposits, triggering the emergence of antimicrobial [...]
Open Access Perspective

Responsible Materials Stewardship: Rethinking Waste Management Globally in Consideration of Social and Ecological Externalities and Increasing Waste Generation

Received: 04 September 2023;  Published: 04 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401002


Unsustainable material extraction, use and disposal - the ‘take-make-waste’ model - places communities globally in a state of social inequalities and environmental conflict (the slow violence of polluting the air, water, and soil we all depend). Current waste management practices are designed for efficiency of disposal but [...]
Open Access Review

The Arsenic Biogeochemical Cycle: A Review

Received: 02 September 2023;  Published: 23 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304051


This paper reviews the arsenic in the environment. Arsenic contamination is currently one of the leading environmental problems worldwide. The arsenic (As) cycle is the subject of this article because As is an element with a significant impact on living beings and because of its interrelation with other biogeochemical cycles. The biogeochemica [...]
Open Access Original Research

“Look, It’s a Dengue Mosquito”: A Qualitative Study on Living Near Open-Air Dumpsites and Vector-Borne Diseases

Received: 11 May 2023;  Published: 30 August 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2303045


Currently, almost half of the human population is at risk of acquiring dengue. Other emerging pathogens affecting human populations transmitted by Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti are chikungunya and Zika viruses. People who live in poor areas are more susceptible to be infected by these diseases. The lack of selectiv [...]
Open Access Review

Greener Aspects of Nanoparticle Synthesis for Water Remediation: Challenges and Future Perspective

Received: 14 December 2022;  Published: 14 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302027


Continued industrialization, urbanization and ecological destruction have caused significant environmental problems, particularly increased water pollution. Introducing harmful organic and inorganic effluents into watercourses has limited the supply and accessibility of safe and affordable drinking water. There is an [...]
Open Access Communication

Back to the Sea: The Long and Winding Road of the Seagrass Species Posidonia oceanica

Received: 12 June 2022;  Published: 05 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301003


Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile is one of the most important endemic species of the Mediterranean Sea. The long phylogenetic pathway of this species deserves special attention because its evolutionary history allows us to think back over the debated issue of life evolution on Earth. Hence, this marine plant, by terre [...]
Open Access Original Research

Health Risks from Supposedly Remediated US Hazardous-Waste Sites: An Early-Warning Signal

Received: 02 June 2022;  Published: 24 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2203032


Scientific data are almost nonexistent regarding the health-protectiveness of most hazardous-waste-site remediation. Given this data-gap, recently the World Health Organization (WHO) urged scientists to develop methods of “cost-efficient health surveillance” of toxics’ cleanups, including any “illegal operations”. Followi [...]
Open Access Short Communication

Visceral Leishmaniasis and Disposal of Solid Waste in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Received: 05 May 2022;  Published: 11 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2203028


Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a vector-borne disease that is caused by the protozoan Leishmania infantum and transmitted to humans and other mammals through the bites of infected female sandflies. VL has been prevalent in Minas Gerais, Brazil, since the 1940s. As the vector completes its reproductive cycle in the soil [...]