Special Issue "New Frontiers in Marine Environmental Toxicology"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Pollution".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 386

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Chien-Sen Liao
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Faculty of Department of Biological Science & Technology, College of Medical Science and Technology, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 82445, Taiwan
Interests: environmental ecology; bioremediation; phytoremediation; environmental toxicology; algology; sustainable agriculture
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Dr. Jung-Sheng Chen
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Department of Medical Research, E-Da Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Interests: environmental microbiology; microbial source tracking; parasitology; microbiota; environmental pathogens; clinical microbiology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plastic debris pollution, emerging contaminants and ocean circulation changes all threaten the marine environment, food safety, human health, and ecology, even contributing to climate change. Anthropogenic debris and many emerging contaminants have recently been found in various fishes. These pollutants may impact human hormones via the food chain, leading to high blood pressure, loss of fertility, immune system problems, and multiple diseases, including cancer. Meanwhile, ocean circulation changes will also indirectly affect the distribution of various pollutants in the ocean. Tackling this issue will require novel knowledge and background investigations, as well as implementation of adequate policies and enforcement strategies to promote environmental health and ensure sustainable development.

This Special Issue will cover all aspects of plastic debris and emerging contaminants’ pollution surveys, new findings or technology of bioremediation, ocean circulation and microbiota changes from marine environments, including (1) microplastic waste and emerging contaminants generation and characterization, (2) biofilm or microbiome in microplastic and emerging contaminants, (3) degrading enzymes, (4) microplastics and emerging contaminants in the ocean circulation, and their effects, (5) bioremediation of plastic debris and emerging contaminants, etc. Papers relating to organic and inorganic pollutants’ impact on marine environments are also encouraged. Both research and review papers are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Chien-Sen Liao
Dr. Jung-Sheng Chen
Guest Editors

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. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 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.


  • plastic debris
  • microplastic
  • bioremediation
  • marine environment
  • emerging contaminants
  • ocean circulation
  • organic and inorganic pollutants
  • toxicology

Published Papers

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