Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

An International Journal of Environmental Pollution

ISSN: 0049-6979 (Print) 1573-2932 (Online)


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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 and ground water, waste water, pesticides, soil pollution, sewage, sediment pollution, forestry pollution, effects of pollutants on humans, vegetation, fish, aquatic species, micro-organisms, and animals, 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 novel methods used in the study of environmental pollutants, environmental toxicology, environmental biology, novel environmental engineering related to pollution, biodiversity as influenced by pollution, novel environmental biotechnology as applied to pollution (e.g. bioremediation), 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 book reviews.


Water, Air and Soil Pollution invites excellent, scholarly reviews. In particular, the journal welcomes reviews on the following topics: 

·                Flooding and pollution

·                Emerging methods of pollution analysis

·                Pollution and public health

·                Agriculture and pollution

·                Pollution in the Arctic

·                Pollution bioremediation

·                Novel solutions to environmental pollution

·                Aquatic, coastal and marine pollution

·                Pollution and climate change

·                Pollution and an increasing human population

·                Extreme weather events and pollution

·                Molecular approaches to environmental pollution research

Please contact the Editor-in-Chief,  Dr. Jack Trevors,  at  jtrevors@uoguelph.ca  to discuss your review proposal.

NEWS!  Effective 2013, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution changed its publication structure to a new publication model: Continuous Article Publishing. This means that papers will be published immediately after acceptance in a volume/issue. For more details, see the journal's Instructions For Authors, Part II.

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). The journal no longer accepts special issues for publication, but will consider topical collections, which are ongoing collections of papers on specified themes. Please contact the Publisher for more details.


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