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Division of Chemistry and the Environment



The journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR) is the official organ of EuCheMS DCE.

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Philippe Garrigues, French delegate to and former chair of EuCheMS DCE.

Impact factor for 2015: 2.760

Aims and Scope of the Journal

Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR) serves the international community in all areas of Environmental Science and related subjects with emphasis on chemical compounds. This includes:
– Terrestrial Biology and Ecology
– Aquatic Biology and Ecology
– Atmospheric Chemistry
– Environmental Microbiology/Biobased Energy Sources
– Phytoremediation and Ecosystem Restoration
– Environmental Analyses and Monitoring
– Assessment of Risks and Interactions of Pollutants in the Environment
– Conservation Biology and Sustainable Agriculture
– Impact of Chemicals/Pollutants on Human and Animal Health
It reports from a broad interdisciplinary outlook.

Apart from the strictly scientific contributions as research articles (short and full papers) and reviews, ESPR publishes: news & views from research and technology, legislation and regulation, hardware and software, education, literature, institutions, organizations, conferences. Commentary and editorials round out the journal’s contents.

Highly cited articles in 2015

Bonmatin, J.-M.; Giorio, C.; Girolami, V.; et al.: Environmental fate and exposure; neonicotinoids and fipronil (open access article)

Pisa, L. W.; Amaral-Rogers, V.; Belzunces, L. P.; et al.: Effects of neonicotinoids and fipronil on non-target invertebrates (open access article)

Chagnon, M.; Kreutzweiser, D.; Mitchell, E. A.; et al.: Risks of large-scale use of systemic insecticides to ecosystem functioning and services (open access article)

Simon-Delso, N.; Amaral-Rogers, V.; Belzunces, L. P.; et al.: Systemic insecticides (neonicotinoids and fipronil): trends, uses, mode of action and metabolites (open access article)

Gibbons, David; Morrissey, Christy; Mineau, Pierre: A review of the direct and indirect effects of neonicotinoids and fipronil on vertebrate wildlife (open access article)

van der Sluijs, J. P.; Amaral-Rogers, V.; Belzunces, L. P.; et al.: Conclusions of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment on the risks of neonicotinoids and fipronil to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (open access article)

Habiba, Ume; Ali, Shafaqat; Farid, Mujahid; et al.: EDTA enhanced plant growth, antioxidant defense system, and phytoextraction of copper by Brassica napus L.

Careghini, Alessando; Mastorgio, Andrea Filippo; Saponaro, Sabrina; et al.: Bisphenol A, nonylphenols, benzophenones, and benzotriazoles in soils, groundwater, surface water, sediments, and food: a review (open access article)

Adrees, Muhammad; Ali, Shafaqat; Rizwan, Muhammad; et al.: The effect of excess copper on growth and physiology of important food crops: a review

Hussain, Saddam; Peng, Shaobing; Fahad, Shah; et al.: Rice management interventions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions: a review


DCE delegates involved in the journal as editors:

Santiago Luis, Walter Giger, Ester Heath, Roland Kalnborn, Gerhard Lammel


DCE delegates involved in the journal as editorial board members:

Boguslaw Buszewski, Costas Michael, Akos Redey, Uri Zoller