Peer Review Process

All submitted papers will be peered review. It should be noted that "Pollution" provides access to archived material through the journal archives.  All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by Creative Commons user license called "Creative Common Attribution" (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)). Single blind peer review methods are employed to maintain standards of quality, improve performance, and provide credibility. We believe that peer review is more relevant than ever as the system for evaluating the quality, validity, and relevance of scholarly research.  All manuscripts submitted to "Pollution" journal must be original contributions, and must not be under consideration for publication with another journal, nor have been previously published, in part or whole. Peer review, also known as refereeing, is a collaborative process that allows manuscripts submitted to a journal to be evaluated and commented upon by independent experts within the same field of research. The evaluation and critique generated from peer review provides authors with feedback to improve their work and, critically, allows the editor to assess the paper’s suitability for publication in the journal. The peer-review process does receive much criticism and is not without its limitations; however, it remains a widely recognized standard in terms of journal quality. The editor ultimately decides whether to accept or reject the article. The editor will weigh all views and may call for a third opinion or ask the author for a revised paper before making a decision.