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Special Issue "Optical and Fluorescent Sensors for Environment"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Ferdinando Febbraio

Institute of Protein Biochemistry, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
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Interests: protein structure/function; fluorescence sensors; enzyme immobilization; bioreactors; biosensors; pesticide sensing
Guest Editor
Dr. Marco Chino

Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy
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Interests: protein-protein interactions; colorimetric immunosensors; bioinorganic oxidations; protein design; protein chromatography; mass spectrometry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to introduce a new Special Issue of Sensors, an open access journal from MDPI (ISSN 1424-8220; IF: 2.475), about optical and fluorescent sensors applicable to the environment detection. Today a fast and reliable measurement of the human environmental footprint has become critical for the society at different levels. Keeping track of biological and chemical markers of pollution help the scientific community in establishing causal links, which, in turn, help in raising public awareness about environmental issues for a more sustainable future.

Fluorescent and colorimetric sensors find wide applicability in this sense, as they can be adopted in several contexts and in complex matrices. This include, but not exclusively, food, soil, air, and water monitoring, with a special regard towards sensing of persistent organic pollutants, greenhouse gases and heavy metals. Biological and synthetic components can be both adopted in the recognition of the target analyte, which is then transduced in an optical signal. In this Special Issue of Sensors, focusing on “Optical and Fluorescent Sensors for the Environment” you are invited to submit a contribution in the field. Original manuscripts that illustrate new detection solutions will be kindly accepted, as well as applications and real-life case studies of sensors on the market. Review of the current state of the art in a specific field will also be welcome.

Dr. Ferdinando Febbraio
Dr. Marco Chino
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 papers will be 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. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.


  • Fluorescent sensors
  • Colorimetric sensors
  • Biosensors
  • Persistent organic pollutants
  • Heavy metals
  • Green-house gases
  • Organic volatiles
  • Complex matrix sensing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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