About Microplastics


Microplastics (ISSN 2673-8929) provides an advanced forum for studies related to the science and technology of primary and secondary microplastics and nanoplastics. It publishes reviews, regular research papers (articles), short communications as well as Special Issues on particular subjects.

The aim of Microplastics is to publish papers in the field of microplastic sources, sinks and environmental fate, their potential effect on ecosystem services and human life, and mitigation measures to reduce the adverse effects of microplastics. The journal has no restrictions regarding the length of papers. Full experimental details should be provided so that the results can be reproduced.

In addition, the journal has the following features: Perspectives regarding new and innovative research proposals and ideas are particularly welcome; Electronic files or software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure as well as source codes can be submitted as supplementary material.


The scope includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Sampling, characterization, and quantification of microplastics and nanoplastics;
  • Microplastics and nanoplastics in agricultural soils;
  • Technologies of ocean cleanup of plastics, microplastics and nanoplastics;
  • Plastic debris and marine litter;
  • Fate of microplastics and nanoplastics in aquatic environments (freshwater & marine);
  • Plastic, microplastic and nanoplastic pollution;
  • Plastic pellets in the environment—collection and mitigation;
  • Microfibers and nanofibers from textiles;
  • Environmental effects of microplastics and nanoplastics;
  • Human health effects of microplastics and nanoplastics;
  • Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics and nanoplastics;
  • Fate of biodegradable / bio-based plastics and microplastics;
  • Chemical and Biological recycling of waste plastics and microplastics;
  • (Bio)degradation of microplastics and nanoplastics;
  • Plastic waste management;
  • Modeling the accumulation, transport and degradation of microplastics and nanoplastics;
  • Migration, transformation and ecological impacts of microplastics and nanoplastics;
  • Legislation, policies and economic impacts.

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CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Microplastics 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:

© 2023 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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