Aims and scope
The primary goal of Sustainable Environment Research (SER) is to publish high quality research articles associated with sustainable environmental science and technology and to contribute to improving environmental practice. The scope of SER includes issues of environmental science, technology, management and related fields, especially in response to sustainable water, energy and other natural resources. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
1. Water and Wastewater
• Biological processes
• Physical and chemical processes
• Watershed management
• Advanced and innovative treatment
2. Soil and Groundwater Pollution
• Contaminant fate and transport processes
• Contaminant site investigation technology
• Soil and groundwater remediation technology
• Risk assessment in contaminant sites
3. Air Pollution and Climate Change
• Ambient air quality management
• Greenhouse gases control
• Gaseous and particulate pollution control
• Indoor air quality management and control
4. Waste Management
• Waste reduction and minimization
• Recourse recovery and conservation
• Solid waste treatment technology and disposal
5. Energy and Resources
• Sustainable energy
• Local, regional and global sustainability
• Environmental management system
• Life-cycle assessment
• Environmental policy instruments
Why publish your article in Sustainable Environment Research
Sustainable Environment Research's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Sustainable Environment Research offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in Sustainable Environment Research gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
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Citing articles in Sustainable Environment Research
Articles in Sustainable Environment Research should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors. Title. Sustain Environ Res [year];[volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL. Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Sustain Environ Res 2009;1:115.
1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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