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Call for papers: Metal and Metalloid Pollutants in the Earth's Environment

Geoscience Letters welcomes submissions to the new thematic series 'Metal and Metalloid Pollutants in the Earth's Environment'.

The Earth's environment consists of different types of metals (e.g., iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb)) and metalloids (e.g., arsenic (As), Silicon(Si)). Metals and metalloids have shaped the evolution of biological communities, resulting functional complexities across environments (e.g. soil, water, atmosphere). Over the last century, rapid urbanization and industrial activities have led to exposure of hazardous metals and metalloids (e.g., As, Hg, Pb) to human health by entry through the food web. This special issue in Geoscience Letters invites research contributions focusing on sources and biogeochemical cycling of metals and metalloids in the Earth's environments. Contributions on technical innovations with respect to quality and affordable measurement, and towards elucidation of mechanisms for effective policymaking to protect biospheric health are welcome. 

Submission instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Geoscience Letters. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Geoscience Letters submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on 'Metal and Metalloid Pollutants in the Earth's Environment'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 31st March 2021

Lead Guest Editor
Prabir Patra, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan

Guest Editors
Long Cao, Zhejiang University, China
Bhoopesh Mishra, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Punyasloke Bhadury, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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