Aerosol and Air Quality Research

 

Call for Papers for the special issue on “Air Quality in a Changed World: Regional, Ambient, and Indoor Air Concentrations from the COVID to post-COVID Era”


Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 31, 2022 

Free publication for accepted papers submitted by November 30, 2021

 

The Editorial Office of Aerosol and Air Quality Research (AAQR) is issuing this call for papers for a special issue titled "Air Quality in a Changed World: Regional, Ambient, and Indoor Air Concentrations from the COVID to post-COVID Era" that has a theme of evaluating outdoor and indoor air quality and the impacts on our communities during or after the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. All high-quality letters, data reports, technical notes, short communications, and research papers relevant to this theme are welcome. The review process will be expedited and the publication fee will be waived for accepted papers that were submitted by November 30, 2021.


Specific areas related to the theme for manuscript submission

As waves of the COVID-19 pandemic have surged through our communities, the world has endured lockdowns and a shakeup of society’s logistics, economics, employment force, and resources. With all of these changes, altered air quality and inhalation exposure patterns have arisen due to fluctuating traffic volume, increased shipping and energy demands, ubiquitous mask use, and increased time spent indoors, among other factors. These air quality and exposure trends have also been uneven from region to region, country to country and community to community. What’s more, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change did not slow down during the pandemic, thus our communities are still facing that very real threat amidst these more rapid changes. As many countries are already in or are eyeing a rebuilding phase to piece our communities back together, scientists should be at the forefront and communicating their findings on the projected environmental and health impacts to policymakers and the wider research community.


The topics of this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • Impacts of irregular and strategic lockdowns on regional and ambient air quality during the current pandemic or as future viruses develop
  • Steering towards more sustainable environmental management based on air quality improvements during lockdowns
  • Impact of mask-wearing on human health
  • Ambient and indoor air exposure studies
  • Nexus of climate and air quality in a post-COVID future


AAQR focuses on aerosol and air quality and is indexed in SCI with the impact factor of 3.063 in 2020 JCR. AAQR is an open access journal supported by the publication fee charged to the corresponding author of accepted papers, but for this Special Issue, the publication fee will be waived for accepted papers that were submitted by November 30, 2021. The Guidelines for Authors for submitting a manuscript can be found on the website of AAQR (https://aaqr.org). The deadline for manuscript submission is January 31, 2022. Manuscripts submitted after the deadline will be considered only when the space is available.

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Overseeing Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Neng-Huei (George) Lin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan

Assistant Editor:
Dr. Stephen Griffith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan

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2020 Impact Factor: 3.063
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