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Themed collection on bioaerosols: detection, transport and risk assessment is open for submissions

In this gold open-access themed collection, Environmental Science: Atmospheres focuses on bioaerosols, which are airborne particles that are living or originate from living organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungal spores and pollen.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Sampling and detection of bioaerosols
  • Bioaerosol sensors
  • Source and emission of bioaerosols
  • Environmental transport of bioaerosols
  • Exposure and risk assessment
  • Ventilation and air quality control
  • Risk control and management

Bioaerosols are a natural component of both indoor and outdoor air, and some can have significant impacts on human health, agriculture and ecosystems. One example is the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 via airborne virus-containing particles. Papers that deal with detection, measurement, transport, risk mitigation, and other related research of bioaerosols are within the scope of the themed collection.

Guest Editors: Cindy Morris (INRAE, Avignon), Xiaole Zhang (ETH Zurich), Malin Alsved (Lund University), Joshua Santarpia (University of Nebraska Medical Center)

Submission deadline: 31st October 2022

Submit your manuscript, quoting ‘EABioaer22’: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/esatmos

APCs are waived until mid-2023.

Transparency and openness at Environmental Science: Atmospheres

The Royal Society of Chemistry is proud of its reputation for rigorous peer review and we take this one step further at Environmental Science: Atmospheres to offer fully transparent peer review; where readers can see how the paper has progressed from submission to acceptance. By publishing the editor’s decision letter, reviewers’ comments and authors’ response for all versions of the manuscript, readers know they can trust in the high-quality science that is being published in our journal.

Take a look at these recent articles in Environmental Science: Atmospheres that have been published with transparent peer review:

The surface composition of amino acid – halide salt solutions is pH-dependent by Isaak Unger, Carl Caleman, Olle Björneholm et al.

Evaluating SOA formation from different sources of semi- and intermediate-volatility organic compounds from the Athabasca oil sands by Patrick L. Hayes et al.

What controls the observed size-dependency of the growth rates of sub-10 nm atmospheric particles? by Jenni Kontkanen et al.

Environmental Science: Atmospheres is also a gold open access journal and so every article that we publish is completely free-to-read and easy to access. Our article processing charges (APCs) are waived until mid 2023 so now is the best time to submit your paper for maximum visibility with no cost to you.

With transparency and openness as core values, Environmental Science: Atmospheres is a journal that encourages research integrity, reproducibility and collaboration in the atmospheric science community. We hope you will consider choosing transparent peer review in your next submission.