About Toxics


Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal which provides an advanced forum for studies related to all aspects of toxic chemicals and materials. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, and short communications. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in detail. There is, therefore, no restriction on the maximum length of the papers, although authors should write their papers in a clear and concise way. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Electronic files or software regarding the full details of calculations and experimental procedure can be deposited as supplementary material, if it is not possible to publish them along with the text.


The Journal accepts papers describing work that furthers our understanding of the exposure, effects, and risks of chemicals and materials in humans and the natural environment as well as approaches to assess and/or manage the toxicological and ecotoxicological risks of chemicals and materials. The journal covers a wide range of toxic substances, including metals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, biocides, nanomaterials, and polymers such as micro- and mesoplastics. Toxics accepts papers covering:

  • The occurrence, transport, and fate of chemicals and materials in different systems (e.g., food, air, water, soil);
  • Exposure of humans and the environment to toxic chemicals and materials as well as modelling and experimental approaches for characterizing the exposure in, e.g., water, air, soil, food, and consumer products;
  • Uptake, metabolism, and effects of chemicals and materials in a wide range of systems including in-vitro toxicological assays, aquatic and terrestrial organisms and ecosystems, model mammalian systems, and humans;
  • Approaches to assess the risks of chemicals and materials to humans and the environment;
  • Methodologies to eliminate or reduce the exposure of humans and the environment to toxic chemicals and materials.

The Journal comprises Fourteen Sections: Emerging Contaminants; Air Pollution and Human Health; Ecotoxicology; Drugs Toxicity; Neurotoxicity; Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity; Human Toxicology and Epidemiology; Exposome Analysis and Risk Assessment; Hormesis in Toxicology; Novel Methods in Toxicology Research; Metals and Radioactive Substances; Agrochemicals and Food Toxicology; Toxicity Reduction and Environmental Remediation; Environmental Criteria and Standards, each managed by an Editor. If you are unsure as to whether your paper fits the Journal Scope, please contact the Editor in Chief or the relevant Section Editor.

Toxics also includes Special Issues that bring together a collection of papers on a topical theme on chemical toxicity. These Special Issues are coordinated by a Guest Editor. If you have an interesting idea for a Special Issue, then please contact the Editor in Chief.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

MDPI is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Toxics will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2024 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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