The ICMGP2017 is working with two journals to facilitate production of Special Journal Issues for peer-reviewed publication of substantial and novel research on mercury. The American Chemical Society journal ACS Earth and Space Chemistry will publish manuscripts related to conference Theme 1 “How is global mercury cycling changing in response to perturbations (e.g., climate change, emissions control)?” and the Royal Society of Chemistry Journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts will publish manuscripts related to conference Theme 2 “How is mercury cycling (and bioaccumulation) changing in specific places in response to perturbations (e.g., climate change, remediation, nutrient control, urbanization)?”

Further details on specific topics for manuscripts covered under each theme can be taken from the list of Special Session Topics under Plenary and Synthesis Themes 1 and 2 on the conference web page. Contributions in the Theme 3 and 4 sessions will also be accepted in either journal, with a general guide that papers outlining mercury research related to global cycling should consider ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, while mercury research leaning more towards the local scale go to Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. In all cases, manuscripts should have significant environmental, health, and/or policy impact. Authors are encouraged to reach out to the special issue editors for questions.

Manuscript submissions are due October 1, 2017 for consideration in the special issues. Submissions should follow regular manuscript procedures for each journal with an accompanying cover letter that references the special issue on mercury.

Additional information on the journals:

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry is a journal that joins nearly 50 other ACS journals including Environmental Science & Technology, Analytical Chemistry and The Journal of Physical Chemistry. It publishes research in the fields of geochemistry, atmospheric and marine chemistry, astrochemistry, and analytical geochemistry. Published monthly, and led by an editorial team of active researchers, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry is a forum for research on the application of analytical, experimental and theoretical chemistry and biogeochemistry to answer research questions and characterize materials on the Earth and in space. The journal editor is Joel Blum at the University of Michigan; Guest Editors for this Special Feature are: Elsie Sunderland (Harvard University), David Evers (Biodiversity Institute), Xinbin Feng (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Milena Horvat (Jožef Stefan Institute).

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry has no submission, publication or page charges and benefits from the rapid and efficient ACS peer review and publication system. Following rigorous peer review, accepted manuscripts will be published online immediately using the ACS articles as soon as publishable (Articles ASAP) system. They will later be organized by subject area and published as a complete issue.

For more information on the journal and Special Issue go to:
Editorial contact for
ACS-ESC special issue on mercury:
Joel D Blum,

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts (ESPI) by the Royal Society of Chemistry publishes high quality papers in all areas of the environmental chemical sciences, including chemistry of the air, water, soil and sediment. We welcome studies on the environmental fate and effects of anthropogenic and naturally occurring contaminants, both chemical and microbiological, as well as related natural element cycling processes. ESPI strongly prefers significant contributions whose results can be generalised to other systems, especially studies that characterise chemical processes (e.g. chemical and (micro)biological transformations and transport) as well as those that address contaminant impacts on ecosystems and human health. We also welcome high impact field studies, particularly those that are broad enough to define occurrence baselines or long term trends, identify new contaminants, or those that enrich our molecular-level understanding of environmental systems.

ESPI also publishes a continuous Emerging Investigator Series highlighting journal papers by independent researchers who are early in their careers (i.e. within 10 years of doctoral degree). ( Mercury researchers interested in submitting a paper to be also included in this series should contact the special issue editor Helen Hsu-Kim for additional information. Additional guest editors for this special issue are Chris Eckley (U.S. EPA) and Noelle Selin (MIT).

ESPI will accept original research and reviews papers. The journal does not charge fees for pages or color in figures. While there are no formal word limits, the appropriateness of length relative to the content will be considered in the peer review process. Multiple versions of open access/manuscript-sharing rights are available for a range of fees (if applicable).

For more information about the journal go to:
Editorial contact for
ESPI special issue on mercury:
Dr. Heileen Hsu-Kim, Duke University,