Special Issue "Sources, Impacts and the Ultimate Fate of Long-lived Organic Chemicals in the Environment"

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Matthew MacLeod

Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Svante Arrhenius väg 8, SE-11418 Stockholm, Sweden
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Interests: persistent organic pollutants; air toxics; chemical hazard and risk assessment
Guest Editor
Dr. Crispin J. Halsall

Environmental Organic Chemistry, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
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Interests: persistent chemicals; pollution of remote environments; chemical transformation & fate

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite papers to a Special Issue of the new open-access journal, "Toxics".  We are partly motivated by the recent completion of a large European project, “ArcRisk”. This project focused on understanding, against the backdrop of climate change, the risks posed by contaminants to humans and wildlife in the Arctic and Europe.  Pollutant pathways in the environment, routes of exposure to humans and biota, and the toxicity associated with chemical pollutants will change in our warming world.

In this context, chemicals must also be increasingly viewed as co-stressors alongside other environmental perturbations.  The challenge to contaminant scientists trying to understand the exposure and impacts of environmental chemicals is therefore magnified.  This Special Issue accordingly will collect research papers that examine the fate, behavior, and toxicity of chemicals in a changing world.

We welcome concept papers or experimental studies (lab, modeling or otherwise) that challenge conventional thinking or highlight unusual findings. Ten years have elapsed since the Stockholm Convention on POPs entered into force. However, there is an ever-growing list of new chemical substances with POP-like attributes, many of which will never enter the Convention in its current form. How do we deal with the risks posed by these substances? What are the knowledge gaps and what are the key scientific messages that will inform future chemical management policies?

Dr. Matthew MacLeod
Dr. Crispin J. Halsall
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. Toxics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 350 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.


  • persistent organic pollutants
  • chemical emissions
  • pollutant fate
  • multimedia modeling
  • long-range atmospheric transport
  • exposure assessment
  • risk assessment

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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