Special Issue Publications

New, small, inexpensive sensors are appearing on the market that measure, often in real time, a wide range of air quality parameters. This field is moving quickly with the potential to map local air quality, empower communities to better understand and advocate for better air quality, and possibly to supplant or supplement conventional regulatory air quality monitors. The Air Sensors International Conference being held May 10-13, 2022 in Pasadena, California, USA, will bring together academics, industry, and communities to communicate the latest progress in new air quality sensors and what the future holds. 

The Royal Chemistry Society's new journal, Environmental Science: Atmospheres has agreed to publish papers derived from or related to talks given at ASIC in a themed collection. All papers will undergo traditional peer review evaluation – there is no guarantee of publication. All submissions are welcome as long as they relate to the conference theme and topics. Papers do not need to have been presented at ASIC to be submitted.

International Journal of Indoor Environment and Health

Low-cost Air Sensors: Recommended papers from 2022 Air Sensors International Conference, Pasadena, CA

Indoor Air Aims & Scope

Indoor Air provides a location for reporting original research results in the broad area defined by the indoor environment of non-industrial buildings. An international journal with multidisciplinary content, Indoor Air publishes papers reflecting the broad categories of interest in this field:

  • health effects
  • thermal comfort
  • monitoring and modelling
  • source characterization
  • ventilation and other environmental control techniques.

The research results present the basic information to allow designers, building owners, and operators to provide a healthy and comfortable environment for building occupants, as well as giving medical practitioners information on how to deal with illnesses related to the indoor environment.

Guest Editors: Suresh Dhaniyala, Clarkson University

SynopsisLow-cost air sensors have revolutionized our ability to monitor indoor air and understand their temporal variation and spatial heterogeneity at scales not possible before.  The novel deployment of sensor arrays and integrated gas-aerosol sensor packages has provided us new means to identify micro-sources in indoor spaces and devise optimal mitigation techniques. The invited papers in this special issue will contribute to expanding our horizon of indoor air monitoring and control for a healthy and sustainable indoor environment.

Paper Submission deadline: 31 December 2022

All submissions will be published immediately online after acceptance.

Submit your abstract for consideration here

For inquiries, please contact Guest Editors above directly or the Conference Manager.

Environmental Science: Atmospheres

A collection of articles on dense networks and low-cost sensors, including work presented at ASIC 2022

Guest Editors:  R. Subramanian, Albert Presto, Peter Edwards, Mei Zheng

Synopsis: For over a decade the advent of low-cost sensors has promised a paradigm shift in the way air pollution is measured. Although the full potential of these devices may not yet have been realised, a significant amount of work has now been done to demonstrate their capabilities. In contrast to the traditional model of air pollution monitoring, advances have predominantly come from novel software developments instead of hardware. From how to operate dense networks of devices to enhancing the information content of sensor data and making measurements in previously difficult to access environments (e.g. residential properties), the field of low-cost sensors for atmospheric measurements is a rapidly developing and exciting area of research.

Submission deadline: 30th November 2022

Contact the editorial team at esatmospheres-rsc@rsc.org with a title and proposed submission topic

Submit your manuscript: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/esatmos

About Environmental Science: Atmospheres

Led by Neil Donahue (Carnegie Mellon University), Environmental Science: Atmospheres is a gold open access journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) committed to bringing the wider environmental science and climate change communities together in a fresh, open approach.

The journal scope covers the full breadth of atmospheric science and links fundamental and applied research. Manuscripts are handled by our expert Associate Editor team: Tzung-May Fu (Southern University of Science and Technology, China), Stephen Klippenstein (Argonne National Laboratory, USA), Claudia Mohr (Stockholm University, Sweden), Nønne Prisle (University of Oulu, Finland) and Lin Wang (Fudan University, China)

As a gold open access journal, all content is freely accessible. The RSC will pay all authors’ article processing charges until mid-2023, so it is currently free to publish in the journal. Our average time to first decision after peer review is 36 days, and we are indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Scopus.

To support increased transparency, we offer authors the option to publish the peer review history alongside their article.

Journal webpage: https://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/about-journals/environmental-science-atmospheres

Submission platform: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/esatmos

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