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Call for Special Issue: “Interactions of Micro- and Nanoplastics with Aquatic Organisms”

Microplastics (< 5mm) and nanoplastics (< 0.1 μm) are ubiquitous pollutants in aquatic environments originating from variety sources. Due to their persistence and continued accumulation, micro- and nanoplastics and associated contaminants have become a major environmental concern. These small plastic particles interact with a vast number of species posing a significant risk to aquatic life, human health and the economy, calling for urgent actions. 

In this Special Issue manuscripts regarding interactions of micro- and nanoplastics with aquatic organisms, including both fields and experimental studies from marine and freshwater environment will be considered for publication. Both research and review papers are welcome. The potential topics include, but not limited to: 

  • Presence and characterization of micro- and nanoplastics on marine and freshwater organisms.
  • Toxic chemicals and persistent organic pollutants associated with micro- and nanoplastics
  • Potential effects of micro- and nanoplastics on aquatic organisms
  • Trophic transfer of micro- and nanoplastics in aquatic food web


Papers submission opening: December 21, 2020 

Submission deadline: September 1, 2021  

Acceptance deadline: November 1, 2021  

 Guest Editors

Prof. (Assoc.) Dr. Ülgen AYTAN                                                      Prof. Dr. Saltuk Buğrahan CEYHUN,

Department of Marine Biology                                                     Department of Aquaculture

Faculty of Fisheries                                                                              Faculty of Fisheries, 

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Rize, Turkey                  Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey

Manuscript Submission Information 

TRJFAS is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by Central Fisheries Research Institute of Turkey and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Manuscripts should be submitted online at

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. At the beginning of submission, "Special Issue" should be selected from the “Manuscript Type” section.

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). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. 

Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue section of journal website.