Environmental Science: Advances is a truly interdisciplinary journal

In order to solve the climate crisis and advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), researchers from many different scientific disciplines need to work together and this is reflected in the wide scope of Environmental Science: Advances. Our journal proudly encourages new and exciting partnerships that span subject areas while solving environmental problems.

Environmental Science: Advances complements the Royal Society of Chemistry’s existing Environmental Science journals (Environmental Science: Atmospheres, Environmental Science: Nano, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts and Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology) which are well-respected in the community for their commitment to quality and impactful science. Our journal maintains these high standards while also providing a home for broader environmental science work.

Scope

The scope of Environmental Science: Advances spans the chemical, physical, biological and information sciences while also welcoming work from topics that include engineering, ecology, meteorology, oceanography, land management, soil science, water research, geology, atmospheric science, microbiology, geoscience, deforestation, and agrisciences… We could go on! Interesting and impactful research from any discipline that will contribute to the understanding of the environment and sustainability would fit perfectly in Environmental Science: Advances.

How to publish your next work with us

If you are interested in publishing with us, get in touch with us at energyadvances-RSC@RSC.org with a proposed title and abstract so that we can discuss the next steps or submit to our journal directly.

Environmental Science: Advances is a gold open access journal with all article processing charges waived until mid-2024 so all our articles are currently free-to-publish and free-to-read. We hope you’ll enjoy reading and being part of our truly interdisciplinary journal!

Research infographic – “A flexible copper sulfide composite membrane with tunable plasmonic resonance absorption for near-infrared light-driven seawater desalination”

We’re excited to share this fantastic new infographic about the fabrication of flexible tunable copper sulfide-based membrane for seawater desalination, which was published in Issue 2 of Environmental Science: Advances. Read the entire open-access article at:

‘A flexible copper sulfide composite membrane with tunable plasmonic resonance absorption for near-infrared light-driven seawater desalination’

Shiping Yang and Zhenfeng Bian et al, Environ. Sci.: Adv., 2022,1, 110-120

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1VA00043H

 

Read our collection of papers on UN SDG 14: Life Below Water

Urgent action is needed to combat the climate emergency and associated impacts – and across the world, our community are collaborating to address UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We have put together a collection of leading content on marine litter and microplastics from across our energy and environmental science journals. This diverse collection features work on the detection of microplastics in water, their fate and mitigation pathways– vital information that will help us to combat climate change and address SDG14.

Read on to discover this exciting collection, featuring:

Fluorogenic hyaluronan nanogels for detection of micro- and nanoplastics in water by Luca Prodi, Damiano Genovese et al. Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2022,9, 582-588

The fate of plastic in the ocean environment – a minireview by Helge Niemann et al. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2021,23, 198-212

Microplastics in ecosystems: their implications and mitigation pathways by Manjusri Misra and Amar K. Mohanty et al .Environ. Sci.: Adv., 2022,1, 9-29

 

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Contribute to our cross-journal collection showcasing research advancing UN SDGs

 

The principles of the UN SDGs align closely with our own – to help the chemical science community make the world a better place. So that we can achieve this, we are curating a cross-journal collection across our energy and environmental science journals.

This collection will cover studies which advance our understanding of the climate situation, and present new technologies & innovations to combat climate change – inclusive of environmental engineering, materials science, energy science disciplines and beyond.

We invite you to publish your next paper in this collection – quote ‘XXSDGN1422’ when submitting your manuscript. You can put your trust in both our rigorous peer review process and fast times to publication – which are less than 9 weeks after submission across all our journals.

If you have some exciting results to publish on these topics, we would be delighted to hear from you – we are also very happy to guide you on which RSC journal would be the most appropriate for your paper.

 

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Read recent Advance Articles in Environmental Science: Advances – Available Now

 

We are delighted to be sharing with you recent Advance Articles from Environmental Science: Advances.

Environmental Science: Advances is an interdisciplinary, gold open access journal that publishes advances in all areas related to environmental sustainability. The journal welcomes and celebrates research that contributes to our understanding of the environment, and to the advancement of several UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Read our recent Advance Articles now

 

We have recently accepted several papers across the full spectrum of environmental science, ranging from insights into coccolithophore electrochemistry to pollutant emissions and implications for policy. Read on to hear from one of our authors, Richard Compton, about their work.

 

Single-entity coccolithophore electrochemistry shows size is no guide to the degree of calcification

Richard Compton et al.

Environ. Sci.: Adv., 2022, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/D2VA00025C

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Richard Compton on the work: Marine phytoplankton play a crucial but largely unexplored role in the global carbon cycle sequestering in excess of 1015 g of CaCO3 to the deep ocean each year. This is directly comparable to the flux of carbon dioxide released by mankind. Plankton in the ocean play at least as important a role as do trees on land in fixing carbon dioxide!

 

Data, essential for realistic climate models, on the calcium carbonate content of plankton populations has hitherto been limited to sampling followed by wet chemistry or crude estimates via 2-dimensional microscopy imaging.

 

Our paper shows how electrochemistry can be used to provide a high throughput single entity measurement of particulate inorganic carbon and reports that different coccolithophores, E.huxleyi, G.oceanica and C.baarudii have widely different CaCO3 masses ranging over three orders of magnitude from 2.6 pg to 8.3 ng per plankton, and that surprisingly within a species the calcium carbonate content is NOT related to the cell size.

 

The implication is that the speciation of plankton populations must be monitored not simply their extent such as results from the commonly used satellite monitoring of plankton fluorescence.

 

The work, a collaboration between Oxford Chemistry and Earth Sciences, entitled Monitoring Ocean Ecosystems,  is supported by the Oxford Martin School (https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/programmes/ ) and is also addressing the use of electrochemistry for easy plankton speciation sensing. 

 

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Read our collection of papers on UN SDG 6: Clean water & sanitation

Urgent action is needed to combat the climate emergency and associated impacts – and across the world, our community are collaborating to address UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We have put together a collection of leading content on clean water and sanitation from across our energy and environmental science journals. This diverse collection features work on wastewater treatment and disinfection, water resource recovery and monitoring water quality – vital technologies that will help us to improve access to sustainable water for all and address SDG 6.

Read on to discover this exciting collection, featuring:

Opportunities for nanotechnology to enhance electrochemical treatment of pollutants in potable water and industrial wastewater – a perspective by Paul Westerhoff et al.

The potential contribution of urine source separation to the SDG agenda – a review of the progress so far and future development options by Tove A. Larsen et al.

A case study on tap water quality in large buildings recommissioned after extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic by Maryam Salehi et al.

A flexible copper sulfide composite membrane with tunable plasmonic resonance absorption for near-infrared light-driven seawater desalination by Zhenmin Xu, Shiping Yang, Zhenfeng Bian et al.

Read our collection of papers on clean water & sanitation.

Join us in tackling the climate crisis and contribute to our cross-journal collection showcasing research advancing UN SDGs

The principles of the UN SDGs align closely with our own – to help the chemical science community make the world a better place. So that we can achieve this, we are curating a cross-journal collection across our energy and environmental science journals.

 

This collection will cover studies which advance our understanding of the climate situation, and present new technologies & innovations to combat climate change – inclusive of environmental engineering, materials science, energy science disciplines and beyond.

We invite you to publish your next paper in this collection – quote ‘XXSDG0622’ when submitting your manuscript. You can put your trust in both our rigorous peer review process and fast times to publication – which are less than 9 weeks after submission across all our journals.

If you have some exciting results to publish on these topics, we would be delighted to hear from you – we are also very happy to guide you on which RSC journal would be the most appropriate for your paper.

Submit your manuscript to the collection

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Happy Lunar New Year! 新年快乐

On behalf of the entire Editorial team of Environmental Science: Advances, we wish the Chinese research community a very happy and prosperous Year of the Tiger – we look forward to seeing the outputs of your scientific endeavours and your future contributions to our new journal as authors, reviewers and readers.

Do reach out to our Editorial Team at ESAdvances-rsc@rsc.org to discuss any part of the submission process.

Welcome to our new Editorial Board members

We’re delighted to let you know that we’ve made five additions to our Editorial Board. Bringing in a huge depth of expertise from many different disciplines related to the environmental sciences, our new team are looking forward to an exciting journey ahead for Environmental Science: Advances.

Meet the team

Ru-Jin Huang (Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences) brings expertise on atmospheric aerosol chemistry, and its link to climate change and human health in both urban and marine environments. His research has been recognized through multiple awards including the Asian Young Aerosol Scientist Award (2017), Schmauss Award (2018) and the Special Award of China Youth Science and Technology Award (2020). He has authored/co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications.

Submit your research to Ru-Jin

Joe Ryan is a Professor in the Environmental Engineering Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. His group research the fate and transport of contaminants in natural waters, with recent projects including the role of organic matter on the speciation and bioavailability of mercury, and the effects of oil and gas development on water quality.

Dive into Joe’s research in this 3-minute video

Liwu Zhang has a broad range of research interests including environmental chemistry, atmospheric aerosol chemistry, environmental nanotechnology, photochemistry, and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for pollutant analysis. He is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Fudan University.

Read Liwu’s recent publication in our sister journal, Environmental Science: Nano: Atmospheric organic complexation enhanced sulfate formation and iron dissolution on nano α-Fe2O3

Silvia Lacorte leads an interdisciplinary research group in the field of analytical and environmental sciences at IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona. Her research evaluates the presence and impact of organic contaminants (including microplastics) in the environment and finds solutions to mitigate chemical pollution, with special emphasis placed on the protection of wildlife and natural resources.

Silvia is a member of the EuChemS Environment Division and the Catalan Society of Chemistry (SCQ).

Pernilla Bohlin-Nizzetto is a senior scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) working to understand the sources, fate and distribution of new and regulated organic contaminants in outdoor and indoor environments on both local and global scales. She leads the Norwegian Monitoring Programme of long-range transported atmospheric contaminants, conducted on behalf of the Norwegian Environment Agency.

Pernilla co-ordinates the “Emerging substances in the indoor environment” working group of the NORMAN network.

 

Ru-Jin, Joe, Liwu and Pernilla will all be handling submissions for our first issues in their Associate Editor roles. All article processing charges are waived until mid-2024, making our gold open access journal free to publish in.

We hope that you’ll consider us for your future publications – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the editorial team and tell us what you’re working on.

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Meet our co-Editors-in-Chief!

Environmental Science: Advances is now accepting submissions for our first issues. We welcome research from all fields and disciplines relating to the environmental sciences. All article processing charges are currently waived, making the journal free to publish in – we offer a gold open access path to anyone, in any discipline, working to advance environmental sustainability.

But don’t just take our word for it… recently, we spoke with our Editors-in-Chief, Zongwei Cai, Kevin Jones and Celia Manaia about their visions and ambitions for the journal.

“The most important thing for authors and readers is quick access, to information.” Zongwei Cai

“I’m interested in large scale or interdisciplinary work, and topics which perhaps challenge us as reviewers and as an Editorial Board.” Kevin Jones

“We are not producing research for researchers only, rather, science is for society and the community.” Celia Manaia

As a truly interdisciplinary, open-access journal, we will showcase research from any field related to the environmental sciences to the global scientific community. And as a not-for-profit, society-focused publisher, the Royal Society of Chemistry is driven by our mission to support the scientific community and help everyone in it to succeed.

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