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Environmental Pollution is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes high quality research papers and review articles about all aspects of environmental pollution and its effects on ecosystems and human health. The journal welcomes high-quality process-oriented and hypothesis-based submissions that report results from original and novel research and contribute new knowledge to help address problems related to environmental pollution at a regional or global scale.

Subject areas include, but are not limited to:
• Sources and occurrences of pollutants that are clearly defined and measured in environmental compartments, food and food-related items, and human bodies;

• Interlinks between contaminant exposure and biological, ecological, and human health effects, including those of climate change;

• Contaminants of emerging concerns (including but not limited to antibiotic resistant microorganisms or genes, microplastics/nanoplastics, electronic wastes, light, and noise) and/or their biological, ecological, or human health effects;

• Laboratory and field studies on the remediation/mitigation of environmental pollution via new techniques and with clear links to biological, ecological, or human health effects;

• Modeling of pollution processes, patterns, or trends that is of clear environmental and/or human health interest;

• New techniques that measure and examine environmental occurrences, transport, behavior, and effects of pollutants within the environment or the laboratory, provided that they can be clearly used to address problems within regional or global environmental compartments.

Papers focusing on the following areas are likely to be returned to the authors without review:
• Routine surveys or monitoring programs primarily of local or regional interest;

• Descriptions of well-known contaminants, such as legacy pollutants, in yet another location;

• Studies relating to waste treatment that do not have specific relevance to pollution within the environment;

• Synthesis/fabrication of new materials solely for remediation and/or mitigation of pollution without any direct environmental relevance;

• Nitrogen or phosphorus deposition or biogeochemical processes with little or no relation to environmental consequences and/or climate change;

• Studies on eutrophication and secondary pollution by eutrophication without illuminating their governing mechanisms and factors;

• Studies within which the concentrations of toxicants used are higher than those that are typically found in an environmental pollution context. Authors of toxicology studies must justify the concentrations that they are using by reference to environmentally relevant concentrations that have been reported in the literature.

Please DO NOT ask the Editors-in-Chief for permission before submitting a manuscript. Kindly check the guidelines to determine whether your manuscript is within the scope of the journal; if yes, please go ahead and submit it.


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Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics - Toxicology Q1 #3/133
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics - Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis Q1 #6/148
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics - Pollution Q1 #11/167
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I have submitted several times and summarized the experience. EP and STOTEN are different. All manuscripts need to be submitted to the editor-in-chief first, who will conduct an initial review before assigning them to the associate editor. The option to choose an editor in the submission system is basically useless. I have submitted several times, but none of them were assigned to the chosen editor. For other journals, the assignment of reviewers depends on the editor's mood. If there is no arbitration in the initial review of EP, there will be three reviewers. After receiving the third review report, the status will change from "under review" to "required reviews completed". The first review usually takes about 1-2 months. The editor's handling efficiency is relatively high, and any delays in the process are usually due to the reviewers. Technical testing is not required for revisions. The revised manuscript will be sent directly to the editor, without the status of "submitted to journal". Each time a revised manuscript is submitted to the editor, the "with editor" time will change, indicating that the editor has read it, agreed to send it for review, and then handed it over to the original associate editor.
2021-1-26 sub - Submitted on January 26, 2021
2021-3-15 maj - Major revision on March 15, 2021
2021-4-20 resub - Resubmitted on April 20, 2021
2021-5-23 min - Minor revision on May 23, 2021

The journal editor is very responsible. They invited three reviewers in total. One of them seems to be quite old-fashioned, and all the comments they provided gave me a feeling of discussing the issues with an old professor. Another reviewer has a very creative way of thinking and provided innovative suggestions. The third reviewer is more conventional. When I submitted the manuscript, I specifically requested to avoid reviewers from within my institution, so I can ensure that these three reviewers are not affiliated with me. This creates a better academic atmosphere.

The only thing is that whenever there is any issue that requires editorial handling, the editor takes three to five days to respond. These days are quite frustrating, and I often check for updates. I understand that some editors are not full-time and are industry experts themselves.

I hope to receive a good result and wanted to share the review process with everyone.

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