Special Issue "Future Prospects for Air Quality Management in the 21st Century"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 123

Special Issue Editor

INSA Lyon, University Lyon, CNRS, LaMCoS, UMR5259, 69621 Villeurbanne, France
Interests: particle; experimental particle physics; aviation; flight dynamics; modeling and simulation; control theory; renewable energy technologies; road safety; transportation; numerical simulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will contribute to addressing air-quality management (AQM) in the future, considering the existing state of the art. Its main objective is to analyze the influence of the interactions between different factors providing science-based knowledge, new approaches and solutions in air-quality management. This should stimulate projects and decisions that will challenge AQM in the coming years to improve current tools or policies. Papers should consider approaches using qualitative and/or quantitative forecasts and analysis at the local, regional, or broader levels. They can suggest alternative policy scenarios, quantifiable, technical and normative works, AQM, and ecosystems protection. Authors may also include forecasts, policy alternatives related to criteria pollutants and air toxics, and the various ways in which climate, air quality, emerging societal issues, and environmental policy interact.

Papers suggesting modeling works, with a decision-making objective, must consider limitations and uncertainties. The latter, inherent in the forecasts, must be sufficiently documented. Papers providing a literature review that addresses the quantitative emissions and air-quality forecasts from a variety of sources, and how they are managed by decision-makers, are welcome. It is encouraged to suggest alternative views and to identify potential issues that have not been highlighted here. Management planning, resilience assessment, and case studies based on multidisciplinary works will also be accepted.

Submissions must relate to the following topics:

  • Future air-quality management scenarios;
  • Environmental priorities in a changing political landscape;
  • Multi-agent systems of AQM;
  • Airborne toxic substances and scales of influence;
  • AQM and health effects—threshold analysis;
  • Impacts of current control measures;
  • Economic growth and human interaction with AQM;
  • Smart growth and the built environment;
  • Environmental security;
  • Environmental perspectives of transportation electrification.

Prof. Dr. Salah Khardi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • air-quality management
  • air quality and impacts
  • pollutants measurement
  • pollution modeling
  • environmental security
  • environemantal policy
  • environmental management planning
  • resilience assessment and mobility

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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