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 range of papers (original research, review, communication, opinion, study protocol, 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.


Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 12 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). 

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020

Special Issue

Metal Pollution in the Environment

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Giovanni DalCorso, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona, Strada Le Grazie 15, 37134 Verona, Italy
Tel: (0039) 045 802 7950
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Research interests: Phytoremediation; heavy metals; metal pollution; hyperaccumulation; plant genotype improvement; soil management; molecular biology; genetics

About This Topic

A variety of human actions, from industrial activities to farming and waste disposal practices result in contamination of soil and water. Accumulation of heavy metals and metalloids in soil bulks and hydric bodies shows detrimental effects on ecosystems, negatively influencing living organisms and human health. Soil and water remediation approaches can be subdivided into two main categories: conventional, which involve expensive activities on the contaminated substrate, or its disposal in designated areas; and alternative methods that benefits of plants and their associated microorganisms, exploited to reclaim polluted soils and waters. The aim of this Special Issue is to gather a variety of papers, which point to bio-based strategies adopted for environmental clean-up, considering all steps of the workflow, from on-site reclamation to eventual metal recovery from the contaminate biomass. Acceptable manuscripts include research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes, perspectives etc, and can span work at any scale, from molecular biology though to ecology. Free publication in 2021.


Open Access Original Research

Cellular Photosynthetic Pigment and Structural Change in Festuca arundinacea (Tall Fescue) after Exposure to Acute and Chronic Chromium and Copper Stress

Received: 11 April 2022;  Published: 14 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202025


Expanded industrial globalization has resulted in the release of high concentrations of heavy metals into environmental water sources and soils. Phytoremediation may help to remove these heavy metals from contaminated soils. Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Shreb.) exhibits phytoremediation potential due to its endurance [...]
Open Access Review

Sources, Mobility, Reactivity, and Remediation of Heavy Metal(loid) Pollution: A Review

Received: 08 October 2021;  Published: 15 December 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104033


Heavy metal(loid)s are a group of elements present commonly in the environment, including Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, Hg, Pb, and As elements, among others. While these elements could have their origins in natural sources, anthropogenic activities, such as mining, agriculture, industry, etc., are also responsible for enhancing the concentr [...]