Aerosol and Air Quality Research



Call for Papers for the special issue on “Air Pollution and its Impact in South and Southeast Asia”


Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 30, 2022 


Increasing air pollution trends in South and Southeast Asia, due to rapid population growth, urbanization, industrialization, and open biomass-burning, have been of great interest from both scientific and regulatory perspectives. The worsening regional air quality has had damaging impacts on human health, agricultural crop yields and climate, leading to considerable economic consequences. Nevertheless, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report (AR6) highlighted that strong and sustained reductions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other air pollutants could still limit climate change and benefit air quality.

To update our current understanding and knowledge of air pollution in South and Southeast Asia, and to address the multiple roles/impacts of air pollutants in the atmospheric environment, Aerosol and Air Quality Research (AAQR) is calling for papers to a special issue with the theme “Air Pollution and its Impact in South and Southeast Asia”.

This special issue invites manuscripts mainly focusing on atmospheric physics and chemistry, climate impacts, and public-health related research in South and Southeast Asia. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical and chemical processes of particulate matter and gaseous air pollutants- Emissions, chemical transformation, atmospheric transport, and deposition
  • Observations and remote sensing of aerosols and gaseous air pollutants
  • Radiative forcing of GHGs and short-lived climate forcers (in response to IPCCAR6)
  • Aerosol-meteorology-cloud interactions
  • Impacts on human health and crop yields, and the economic burden
  • Recent policy changes to attain better air quality


All high-quality letters, data reports, technical notes, short communications, and research papers relevant to this theme are welcome. Manuscripts will undergo a rigorous but accelerated review. The deadline for manuscript submission is April 30, 2022. All accepted manuscripts will be published immediately and collected in a virtual issue. 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 March 1, 2022. AAQR focuses on aerosols and air quality and is indexed in SCI with an impact factor of 3.063 in 2020 Journal Citation Reports. The Guidelines for Authors for submitting a manuscript can be found on the AAQR website (http://aaqr.org). 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..


Guest Editors:
Prof. Rajasekhar Balasubraman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Prof Young Sunwoo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Prof. Mohd Talib Latif (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Dr. Shantanu Kumar Pani (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Overseeing Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Neng-Huei (George) Lin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)




Call for Papers “2022 Asian Aerosol Conference Special Issue”


AAC is considered the largest platform for exchanging research findings in aerosol science and technology among Asian countries and beyond. The Editorial Office of Aerosol and Air Quality Research (AAQR) is delighted to announce the call for papers for a special issue to AAC 2022 (https://conference.gigvvy.com/aac2021). All registered participants to Asian Aerosol Conference 2022 are eligible and welcome to submit their manuscript(s) to Aerosol and Air Quality Research Special Issue 2022.


AAQR are currently abstracted and indexed in:

  • SCIE (Science Citation Index Expanded)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (JIF=3.063)
  • Scopus
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Proquest
  • …and many other databases


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Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Daniel A. Jaffe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Prof. Neng-Huei (George) Lin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)




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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