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COVID-19 Aerosol Drivers, Impacts and Mitigation

COVID-19 Aerosol Drivers, Impacts and Mitigation (II) (Volume 20, Issue 6, June 2020)

COVID-19 Aerosol Drivers, Impacts and Mitigation (I) (Volume 20, Issue 5, May 2020)

Better Air Quality in Asia

Better Air Quality in Asia (II) (Volume 20, Issue 6, June 2020)

Better Air Quality in Asia (I) (Volume 20, Issue 5, May 2020)

Optical Properties of Atmospheric Aerosol ― Observation, Measurement Techniques and Model Analysis for Improving the Accuracy of Aerosol Light Absorption Determinations in Polluted Sites (Volume 20, Issue 4, April 2020)

Aerosols, Air Quality and Climate Change in the Himalayan Region (Volume 20, Issue 3, March 2020)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics at Mountain Sites 2017 (Volume 19, Issue 6, June 2019)

WFC12 special issue in AAQR (Volume 17, Issue 11, November 2017)

Special Session: CEMEPE4/SECOTOX (Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2015)

Aerosol and Air Quality Research accepts Original Articles, Technical Notes, Invited Reviews, Focus Articles, Joint Publications

Template for Manuscript Preparation Download


These instructions are provided to help authors prepare their manuscripts. Submitted papers should report new work or ideas. 

Categories of Manuscripts

AAQR accepts Original Articles, Technical Notes, Invited Reviews, Focus Articles, Joint Publications with JAAST and KAPAR, and Letters to the Editor. Additionally, we publish Special Issues on topical themes.

  1. Original Articles: Original articles report previously unpublished research or review published research. Reviews are expected to be in-depth critical pieces on specific subjects.
  2. Invited Reviews: Invitations for these reviews are issued by the Editor(s)-in-Chief of AAQR.
  3. Technical Notes: Technical Note articles cover topics which may be simpler in structure but are usually urgent matter. Technical notes may describe significant modifications to or adaptations of methods and tools. “Materials” and “Methods” should be concise, with routine instrumental methods placed in “Supplementary Materials.”
  4. Focus Articles: These brief personal reviews (4 pp. and 2 authors max.) assess the current status of a field and highlight recent key findings. Not intended to be comprehensive, text-only pieces are welcome; figs. should be simple and low in number (preferably 1).
  5. Joint Publications with JAAST and KAPAR: Manuscripts published in Earozoru Kenkyu (Journal of Aerosol Research) or Particle and Aerosol Research may be recommended by JAAST or KAPAR, respectively, for secondary publication in AAQR. Submissions must include the approval letter.


  1. Papers must be written in English. Spelling and grammar should be checked by an English-speaking editor if English is not the first language.
  2. The manuscript in the word format should be submitted on-line at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aaqr. The system will convert the word file into pdf/html files for the review purpose only. Upon approval for the format and appropriateness of the submitted manuscript, the manuscript would be in review process. You must first create an account in the on-line submission system before you are able to submit the manuscripts.
  3. The main text of the manuscript must be typed in 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced on one side of A4 or 8.5” × 11” paper using appropriate margins. The font size of the title and sub-title is 16 and 14, respectively. All pages should be numbered at the bottom of each page.
  4. Authors are encouraged to write clearly and concisely. Page charges are increased for longer manuscripts and editors may return an article without review if it is too long for the amount of new results. Do not include extraneous information or tables that are not essential to the scientific analysis. The main manuscript should include all essential materials to understand the methods and interpretation and extra materials can be included in the supplemental section.
  5. Insert continuous line numbers in the left margin of all pages. This feature can be found in the MS Word menu commands: “File/Page Setup/Layout/Line Numbers.”
  6. The Word documents of manuscripts in new and revised submissions must be clean. The 'tracked changes' tools should not be used.
  7. Leave only one space after periods.
  8. Manuscripts should contain the following elements in sequence: title, names and affiliations of authors, abstract, keywords (capitalize the first character of each keyword), introduction, body of paper, conclusions, acknowledgements, appendices, references, list of table titles, tables, list of figure captions, and figures.
  9. Download the submission template of the manuscript at http://www.aaqr.org/ and follow the same format to prepare the manuscripts.


  1. Title should be informative and specific, not to exceed 20 words.
  2. Avoid chemical formulae in title.

Name of author and affiliation

  1. List each author’s first, middle and last name and affiliation.
  2. Include the fax, telephone and e-mail address for the corresponding author in a footnote on page one.


  1. Maximum of 300 words should be used in the abstract, not to exceed one-page, including list of authors, affiliation and keywords.
  2. The purposes, methods, contents, conclusions, as well as new significant findings, should be summarized in the abstract.


  1. Highlights are mandatory for AAQR, and should be submitted in a separate file through the online submission system. They will also be reviewed by reviewers and editors. Highlights should include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 85 characters, including spaces, per bullet point) to convey the essence of the research.
  2. Highlights will be displayed in online search result lists, the contents list and in the online article, but will not (yet) appear in the article PDF file or print.


  1. Include up to five keywords to facilitate literature searches.
  2. Avoid duplicating words already contained in the title.


  1. All references to literature in the text should be cited in the form as Smith (1997) if there is one author, Smith and Jones (1997) for two authors, or Smith et al. (1997) if more than two authors. Some examples:
    1. This result was later verified by Smith and Jones (1997).
    2. This phenomena has been described before (Smith, 1997).
    3. This result is similar to the findings of many previous studies (Smith et al., 1997; Cao and Huang, 1997).
  2. References should be arranged in alphabetical order by the first author’s last name.
  3. Some examples for arranging the references:
    1. Journals:
      Watson, J.G., Chow, J.C. and Chen, L.-W.A. (2005). Summary of organic and elemental carbon/black carbon analysis methods and intercomparisons. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 5: 65-102. Charell, P.R. and Hawley, R.E. (1981). Characteristics of water adsorption on air sampling filters. Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 42: 353-360.
    2. Books:
      Kerker, M. (1969). The Scattering of Light, Academic Press, New York.
    3. Edited books:
      Crittenden, B.D. and Long, R. (1976). In Carcinogenesis--A Comprehensive Survey, Vol. 1, Freudenthal, R.I. and Jones, P.W. (Eds.), Raven Press, New York, p. 209.
    4. Conference proceedings, symposia, etc.:
      Fissan, H.J., Franzen, H., Helsper, C. in: Benarie, M.M. (Ed.) Atmospheric Pollution 1978, Proc. 13th Int. Colloq., Paris, France, 1978, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 263-266.
    5. Webpages:
      e.g., Aims and Scope of AAQR, http://aaqr.org/Aims_and_Scope.php, Last Access: 2 July 2014.
  4. The title of the cited journal should be abbreviated as in the Word List of Scientific Periodicals. For example, Aerosol and Air Quality Research should be abbreviated as Aerosol Air Qual. Res. Include the full title if the correct abbreviation is not known.

EndNote Output Style Download

For authors using EndNote, AAQR provides EndNote output style (as above) that supports the formatting of in-text citations and reference lists.

Tables and Figures

  1. Submit each table and figure on a separate page.
  2. Number tables and figures consecutively with Arabic numerals (Table 1, Figure 1, etc.) in order of citation in the text. You should refer to all tables and figures in your text discussion.
  3. Avoid excessive tabulation of data or large tables.
  4. Each table and figure should have a brief and self-explanatory title. The title should be above tables and below figures. Also provide a list of table and figure titles on a separate page.
  5. Tables should be presented in the simplest style. Vertical lines should not be used.
  6. Explanations should be given in footnotes with superscript italic Roman letters (a , bc, etc.) at the bottom of the table, if it is necessary for the understanding of the table.
  7. Figures should be clearly legible when reduced to a single-column width.
  8. In the text, refer to figures as “Fig. 1”, or “Figs. 1(a) and 1(b)”.
  9. Color figures will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in their printing and publication. The charge of color figure is US$250 each page. Good-quality color prints or files should be provided in their final size.
  10. The publisher has the right to refuse publication of color prints deemed unacceptable.

Supplementary Material

  1. To avoid extra page charges, the text contents, appendices, Tables and Figures that are not crucial to the topic are suggested to move to a supplementary material file.
  2. There is no specific format requirement on Supplementary material, but it needs to be a separated file from main manuscript.
  3. Include a cover page in the Supplementary material file to clearly separate it from manuscript.
  4. The types of Figure and Table numbers in the Supplementary material need to be different from those in the manuscript. Table Sx or Fig. Sx (e.g., Table S1, Figure S2) are suggested to be used in the Supplementary material.


  1. The use of S.I. units throughout is highly recommended.
  2. Other metric units may be used with advance permission from the Editor(s)-in-Chief.
  3. Express derived units or other units in exponent form with spaces between the elements of the derived unit, e.g., 100 µg m–3 and 20 µg m–2 day–1.


  1. Define symbols (including Greek letters and other non-Latin symbols) at their first appearance in the text or in a separate list of notations.
  2. Use mathematics type if it is possible.
  3. At the first reference to a chemical compound, write the compound’s name in full, followed by its abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter, use the abbreviation.
  4. Take care to clearly differentiate zero (0) and the letter (O), one (1) and the letter (l), times sign () and the letter (x).


  1. All equations must be clearly typewritten.
  2. Subscripts and superscripts should be clearly legible.
  3. The meanings of all symbols must be defined immediately after the equation in which they are first used.
  4. Equations should be sequentially numbered in parentheses at the extremely right of the line, according to their appearance in the text.
  5. When referring to equations in the text, preface the number with the word “Eq.” or “Eqs.” and place the number within the bracket as Eq. (1), or Eqs. (1–4), etc.


Written the acknowledgements in a separate section briefly before the references.

Graphical Abstract

  1. The graphical abstract is one single‐panel figure that is shown in the contents list to more succinctly present the main findings of the article. Graphical abstract is optional, but authors are encouraged to submit as it helps readers quickly find articles relevant to their research interests, and improves their interpretation of the article.
  2. Graphical abstract also goes through peer review. Authors willing to provide Graphical abstract need to submit it in a separate file through the online submission system in the beginning.
  3. Although a key figure in the submitted article can also be submitted as a graphical abstract, authors should submit a new and more creative figure or image that can encourage browsing and give readers a visual impression of the main findings of the article without including excess details.
  4. When preparing the graphical abstract, the following general specifications should be adhered to:
    Dimensions: 660 × 295
    Preferred file types: JPG, TIFF, PDF or MS Office files.
    Do not include a caption or explanatory texts in graphical abstract.
  5. Graphical abstract will not appear in the article PDF file or print.

Accessibility of Materials and Data

  1. To allow others to replicate, verify and build upon conclusions published in AAQR, authors are encouraged to deposit their data, such as microarray data, protein or DNA sequences, atomic coordinates and climate data, as much as possible in publicly accessible databases. The data library PANGAEA (http://www.pangaea.de) is recommended for authors to deposit their data. An accession number or a specific access address should be included in the published article. Sufficient detail on computer codes involved in the creation or analysis of data must be given, either within the paper or in the Supporting Information. After publication, the authors should make a reasonable effort to provide data and materials when requested by researchers for their own use. It is reasonable for authors to charge a modest amount to cover the cost of preparing and shipping the requested material.
  2. Any restrictions on the availability of data, codes, or materials should be disclosed to Editor(s)-in-Chief upon submission.

Template for Manuscript Preparation Download

A template for manuscript preparation can be downloaded from the on-line submission webpage, or the AAQR website by clicking the icon “Instructions for Authors”.

After the Manuscript is Accepted 

Authors are requested to submit the original and revised manuscripts on-line. Upon acceptance, authors are requested to sign an Open Access Licence Agreement Form, the reprint order form and the AAQR subscription form to the production center of AAQR for final processing and publishing. E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mailing address: Production Center of AAQR, Department of Environmental Engineering and Management, Chaoyang University of Technology, No. 168, Jifeng E. Rd., Wufeng District, Taichung City 41349, Taiwan.

Proofs and Reprints

  1. Unless otherwise specified, proofs will be sent back electronically to the authors for proofreading and correction.
  2. Authors will be charged for any other substantial corrections.
  3. Authors should return the page proofs of their articles within 48 hours of receipt.
  4. Authors should return the reprint order form to order the reprints.
  5. The editors have the right to revise the content and modify the writing style of manuscripts.
  6. The decision of the Editor(s)-in-Chief is final.

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The international journal of Aerosol and Air Quality Research (AAQR) covers all aspects of aerosol science and technology, atmospheric science and air quality related issues.

The international journal of Aerosol and Air Quality Research (AAQR) covers all aspects of aerosol science and technology, atmospheric science and air quality related issues. It encompasses a multi-disciplinary field, including:

  • Aerosol, air quality, atmospheric chemistry and global change
  • Air toxics (hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs)) - Sources, control, transport and fate, human exposure
  • Nanoparticle and nanotechnology
  • Sources, combustion, thermal decomposition, emission, properties, behavior, formation, transport, deposition, measurement and analysis
  • Effects on the environments
  • Air quality and human health
  • Bioaerosols
  • Indoor air quality
  • Energy and air pollution
  • Pollution control technologies
  • Invention and improvement of sampling instruments and technologies
  • Optical/radiative properties and remote sensing
  • Carbon dioxide emission, capture, storage and utilization; novel methods for the reduction of carbon dioxide emission
  • Other topics related to aerosol and air quality

ISSN 1680-8584 (paper)
ISSN 2071-1409 (electronic)


Biologists, chemists, environmental scientists, industrial hygienists, meteorologists, physicists, toxicologists and all others with an interest in aerosol and air quality.

Manuscripts Submission

All manuscripts should be submitted on-line at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aaqr


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  • Prof. Neng‐Huei (George) Lin (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Publication Frequency

Aerosol and Air Quality Research is published monthly. All published papers can be downloaded free at


Abstracting and Indexing

Aerosol and Air Quality Research is currently abstracted and indexed in:

  • SCIE (Science Citation Index Expanded)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Compendex
  • Geobase
  • Scopus
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  • CSA Pollution Abstracts
  • CSA Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts
  • CSA Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
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Special Issue on “COVID-19 Aerosol Drivers, Impacts and Mitigation”

Special Issue on “COVID-19 Aerosol Drivers, Impacts and Mitigation”

Final submission deadline: December 31, 2020.

No publication fee for accepted manuscripts that are submitted by July 31, 2020.

The Aerosol and Air Quality Research (AAQR) is issuing a special call for papers with the theme “COVID-19 Aerosol Drivers, Impacts and Mitigation”. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists are working together and around the clock to answer critical and/or unexplored questions associated with this horrific situation. What and how aerosol processes are related to the generation, transmission, and eventually infection? What are the resulting consequences on human and the environment? How do we mitigate such impact? We thereby cordially invite you to forge ahead with these and other COVID-19 related research topics. We together can make a difference!

All high quality letters, technical notes, short communications, and research papers relevant to this theme are welcome. Manuscripts will undergo a rigorous but accelerated review. The publication fee will be waived for accepted papers that are submitted by July 31, 2020. The submission deadline is December 31, 2020. All accepted manuscripts will be published immediately and collected in a virtual issue. Please refer to the attachment for details.

Specific areas related to the theme for manuscript submission

As the COVID-19 global pandemic rapidly develops, countries are making momentous decisions with little lead time and sometimes very little knowledge of the situation. As scientists, we should be contributing as much of our expertise as possible to our local and national policymakers and the wider research community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has already seen an incredible amount of high-quality rapid communications borne out of a common need to try and resolve this horrific situation we are living out. Several of these early works began to address topics that are closely related to the themes of AAQR, but there are still important research questions that remain. For instance, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is known to survive as an aerosol after expiration, but the chemical (e.g., pH dependence) and physical (e.g., mask wearing and air purification) impacts on transmitting via this route are largely unexplored. Close ties have also been drawn between COVID-19 and air quality: (i) poor air quality has been linked to a higher percentage of severe COVID-19 cases, and (ii) COVID-19 has dramatically reduced air pollution in many areas, including source and downwind regions. We invite you to forge ahead with these and other COVID-19 related research topics.

The topics include but are not limited to:

  •  Epidemiology
  •  Airborne aerosol distribution and Coronavirus transmission
  •  Air quality impacts on COVID-19 severity
  •  COVID-19 impacts on emissions and air quality
  •  COVID-19 impacts on greenhouse gas emissions
  •  Testing of gas and aerosol technologies for disinfection

AAQR focuses on aerosol and air quality and is indexed in SCI with the impact factor of 2.735 in 2018 JCR. AAQR is an open access journal supported by the publication fee charged to the corresponding author of accepted papers. The Guidelines for Authors for submitting a manuscript can be found on the website of AAQR (http://aaqr.org). Manuscripts will undergo a rigorous but accelerated review. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aerosol and Air Quality Research (AAQR) is published monthly as an open-access journal.

Aerosol and Air Quality Research
 (AAQR) is published monthly as an open-access journal. As a nonprofit journal since 2001, AAQR has primarily been funded by the Taiwan Association for Aerosol Research and partially by Taiwan funding agencies, and it has not collected any fees from authors or readers. With the marked increase of manuscripts submitted and articles published in recent years, AAQR has decided to collect publication fees from the authors of accepted manuscripts to ensure the continuous offering of high-quality service, rapid publication, and unrestricted access to online papers.

Publication Fee Policy

The publication fees are determined according to the type of article and number of printed pages, as listed in the following table. The service taxes are included. The publication fees may be subject to periodic revisions, and the fee that is applied is the one that is valid at the time of article submission. Our charge per published article is among the lowest levied by any open-access journal (see the price list). The income will be used for peer review management, website management, journal production, open-access online publication, archiving papers, inviting review paper and awards.


Publication fees are waived if the first or corresponding authors are AAQR editors or board members. Publication fees are also waived for articles that are invited for publication by the Editors-in-Chief of AAQR. A discount may be applied for authors from countries that are characterized by the World Bank as low-income and lower-middle income. See the list of countries here.


On submission, the submitting author must confirm that he or she will pay the publication fees if the article is accepted for publication. The submitting author is responsible for the publication fee payment. When final formatting corrections are made and the author approves his or her article for publication, the author is directed to complete the Author Publication Fee Payment form to choose the preferred method of payment. Payment of the publication fees must be received before the article can be published online. No fees are collected for manuscripts that are not accepted for publication.


Publication fees beginning on July 1, 2016

Types of article

10 or fewer printed pages

11–14 printed pages

15 or more printed pages

Original articles (including review papers)




Short communication and technical notes

$600 due to rapid processing and immediate publication

Rapid publication

Additional fee of $300 for publication within next two issues after acceptance.

Payment Methods

Payment can be made by credit card, PayPal, or bank transfer and should be completed immediately to expedite production and publication processes.
Details on how to make the payment are sent to the author after his or her article is accepted for publication. If the author chooses to pay by Credit Card or PayPal, then the instructions and link to make the payment are sent to the submitting author’s email address. The author must click the link, which takes him or her to the payment page. The author can then make the payment by using a secure gateway. Payment upon invoice is due within 30 days of receipt of an invoice. A receipt of the amount paid is sent to the submitting author within 1 week after the payment has been received.

Reprint Order 

Reprints of author's published manuscript are available from Aerosol and Air Quality Research.
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AAQR seeks to publish special issues that have high technical quality focusing in coherent thematic topics related to aerosols and air quality. The quality of papers in the special issues should be the same as those of regular papers published in AAQR.

To propose a speical issue, the following guideline is to be followed:

  1. The proposal for a special issue should contain a list of potential manuscirpts and authors representing a good coverage of the work at a meeting or after a compaign. The time schedule for the special issue should also be described in the proposal.
  2. An overview of the special issue by the guest editor(s) is required to introduce the special issue. Such a paper would be reviewed in the usual way.
  3. All manuscripts will be submitted on-line (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aaqr) and reviewed by peer-reviewers applying the same editorial rigour as regular papers. One of the AAQR editor-in-chief will oversee the project and assign articles to guest editors and/or other editors.
  4. The editors-in-chief will review the proposal and may ask for modifications or decline it.
  5. After the proposal is accepted by the editors-in-chief, you should then announce it to the conference/campaign attendees as well as potential AAQR authors in order to attract full coverage of the subject.

The proposal should contain: (i) Title of the speical issue and names of guest editors. (ii) A one-page proposal to describe the need for the special issue (iii) List of paper titles with authors and/or abstracts which are available after the conference or the compaign. (iv) A proposed time schedule contains the deadline of the first submission, the completion of the first review, the deadline the revised version and the completion of the final review and decision.

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals for speicial issues.

Dear Author(s):


Thank you for publishing your scholarly work in Aerosol and Air Quality Research. All articles published in Aerosol and Air Quality Research are Open Access. Publication (Contribution) is funded by a fee paid at the time of acceptance (Publication Fee). Author(s) retain copyright of their work, with articles licensed to the publisher Taiwan Association for Aerosol Research from 1st June 2020 onward. All Contribution published on this site after 1st June 2020 use the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY 4.0). You do not need to seek permission from us for reuse or share of your own contents.


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