Special Issue "Bioaccumulation and Toxicokinetics of Organic and Inorganic Compounds in Aquatic and Soil Organisms"

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecotoxicology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2022 | Viewed by 188

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria D. Pavlaki
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Guest Editor
CESAM - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: bioaccumulation; toxicokinetics; mixture toxicity; pharmaceuticals; metals; in vitro/in vivo toxicological assays
Dr. Paula da Silva Tourinho
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Guest Editor
RECETOX, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: bioaccumulation; toxicokinetics; mixture toxicity; bioavailability; nanoparticles; pesticides; microplastics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The presence of toxic compounds in the environment is a major cause of concern. Toxic compounds can be organic and inorganic chemicals, such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals, metals, nanoparticles, microplastics and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, among others, usually used in human activities. The toxicity of these compounds is intrinsically related to their bioavailability, determining any adverse effects that may occur and potentially eventually leading to their bioaccumulation. Bioaccumulation studies are therefore a helpful tool to understand the link between exposure and bioavailability, and consequently to assess the risk imposed by such pollutants to ecosystems. Such studies include the assessment of concentrations in exposure media and organisms in the lab or in the field, and the modelling of the uptake and elimination of such compounds via toxicokinetic studies.

This Special Issue aims to publish original research papers, review/mini-review papers, short communications, and case studies covering aquatic and terrestrial bioaccumulation. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic studies.
  • Bioaccumulation studies of emerging contaminants in vivo and in vitro.
  • In vivo and in vitro biotransformation studies.
  • Biomagnification of chemicals along a trophic chain.
  • Bioaccumulation monitoring studies.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Maria D. Pavlaki
Dr. Paula da Silva Tourinho
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. Toxics 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 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.


  • ecotoxicology
  • bioavailability
  • metals
  • nanoparticles
  • pharmaceuticals
  • microplastics
  • TKTD studies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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