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Call for papers - Fate and Effects of Micro(Nano)plastics in the Context of Research and Regulation

The series welcomes any novel studies on micro(nano)plastics in natural environments, their occurrence and distribution, and the effects they might have on the environment and the biota.

Deadline: 31st December 2024

Call for papers - 25 Years SETAC GLB and 30 Years of GDCh

The aim of the series is to provide an overview of the current state of ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry in German-speaking countries as well as the main developments and topics of the SETAC Europe -  German Language Branch and GDCh.

Deadline: 31st May 2024

Call for papers - Assessment of the 2021 extreme Summer Flood in Central Europe

The aim of the series is to provide an overview of the current state of integrated investigations on the effects of the severe flood events in Summer 2021 in Central Europe.

Deadline: 31st May 2024

Introducing the EU project ZeroPM: Zero pollution of persistent and mobile substances 

The aim of the series is to provide an overview of the activities that are planned in the H2020 EU project ZeroPM. The collection will introduce the background to the problem of persistent and mobile substances in the environment as well as showing how ZeroPM will work towards solutions. 

Advanced computational methodologies for environmental modeling and sustainable water management

This special issue is related to the sustainable management of water resources and the environment.

Policy Briefs of the EU Project SOLUTIONS

Read the latest published collection in Environmental Sciences Europe. The policy briefs in this collection are a direct outcome of the EU project “SOLUTIONS for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management (Grant agreement no. 603437)”. They translate emerging research on European water resource management into actionable information that is useful for decision making and water quality protection.


  1. Authors: Walter Leal Filho, Javier Sierra, Frederick Kalembo, Desalegn Y. Ayal, Newton Matandirotya, Cristina Isabel de Victoria Pereira Amaro da Costa, Baba Libasse Sow, Raymond Aabeyir, James Mawanda, Leocadia Zhou and Demba Baldeh

  1. Authors: Angelika Hilbeck, Rosa Binimelis, Nicolas Defarge, Ricarda Steinbrecher, András Székács, Fern Wickson, Michael Antoniou, Philip L Bereano, Ethel Ann Clark, Michael Hansen, Eva Novotny, Jack Heinemann, Hartmut Meyer, Vandana Shiva and Brian Wynne

Environmental Sciences Europe News

Environmental Sciences Europe is included in the list of sources that are scanned to feature in the European Commission's Science for Environment Policy newsletter.

Aims and scope

ESEU is an international journal, focusing primarily on Europe, with a broad scope covering all aspects of environmental sciences, including the main topic regulation.

ESEU will discuss the entanglement between environmental sciences and regulation because, in recent years, there have been misunderstandings and even disagreement between stakeholders in these two areas. ESEU will help to improve the comprehension of issues between environmental sciences and regulation.
ESEU will be an outlet from the German-speaking (DACH) countries to Europe and an inlet from Europe to the DACH countries regarding environmental sciences and regulation.
Moreover, ESEU will facilitate the exchange of ideas and interaction between Europe and the DACH countries regarding environmental regulatory issues.

Although Europe is at the center of ESEU, the journal will not exclude the rest of the world, because regulatory issues pertaining to environmental sciences can be fully seen only from a global perspective.


SETAC EUROPE - German-Language Branch e.V. (SETAC GLB) is a regional branch of SETAC Europe, representing the interest of SETAC in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. SETAC GLB provides an open forum in the region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland for scientists and institutions engaged in the study of environmental problems, management and regulation of natural resources, education, research and development, and manufacturing.

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1989-2010 articles

Please use the Environmental Sciences Europe Articles page to access these articles.

Partner affiliation

Environmental Sciences Europe is associated with the most important societies in Environmental Chemistry in Germany:

  • GDCh Fachgruppe Umweltchemie und Öotoxikologie (GDCh Division Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology)
  • VGöD - Verband für Geoökologie in Deutschland (Association of Geoecologists in Germany)
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe) German Language Branch (SETAC GLB) (with members in USA, Canada, etc.).
  • Students Advisory Council (SAC) of SETAC Europe, speaking tube of SETAC students
  • The NORMAN network; network of reference laboratories for monitoring of emerging environmental pollutants

A quote from the Editor-in-Chief

"Environmental Sciences Europe (ESEU) is the first SpringerOpen journal in the entire field of Environmental Sciences. ESEU is an international high-quality journal, focusing primarily on Europe, with a broad scope covering all aspects of environmental sciences and regulation as its main topic. The journal aims to bridge the gap between academia, industry and administrative bodies to report on developments in all aspects of Environmental Sciences, including both basic and applied environmental research, as well as regulatory issues.

ESEU has been developed from the journal Umweltwissenschaften und Schadstoff-Forschung (UWSF), which has been the most influential platform for environmental issues in the German-speaking DACH countries (Germany, Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland) for more than two decades.

The journal publishes a broad spectrum of scientific and non-scientific contributions, including reviews, research articles, opinion papers, presentations of projects, institutions and curricula, news on policy and legislation, and news on science and technology, as well as articles from its closely connected societies: SETAC Europe (German language branch), the GDCh Division "Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology," and the VGöD (Verband für Geoökologie in Deutschland / Association for Geoecology in Germany."

Henner Hollert, Editor-in-Chief
Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 6.0
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 6.5
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.691
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.364

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 9
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 93

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,456,609
    Altmetric mentions: 1,355