The most recent Impact Factor is 1.371

Online Submission, Peer Review


Atmospheric Pollution Research (APR) has signed a "Production and Hosting" agreement on May 20, 2015 with the publisher "Elsevier". Soon, all the content of the APR will be moved and hosted at "ScienceDirect" platform." Starting on August 05, 2015, all new manuscripts should be submitted to our new online manuscript submission system (EVISE®) at:

The processing of the previously submitted manuscripts will be continued and completed at our old online manuscript submission system at:


Atmospheric Pollution Research is an international journal designed for the publication of articles on air pollution and atmospheric processes. Papers should present novel measurement and modeling results, theory and modeling of air pollution on local, regional, or global scales. Topics covered are research on inorganic, organic, and persistent organic air pollutants, air quality monitoring, air quality management, atmospheric dispersion and transport, air-surface (soil, water, and vegetation) exchange of pollutants, dry and wet deposition, indoor air quality, exposure assessment, health effects, satellite measurements, natural emissions, atmospheric chemistry, greenhouse gases, and effects on climate change.

Impact Factor : 1.371  (©Thomson Reuters - Journal Citation Reports 2015)

5-Year Impact Factor: 1.437  (©Thomson Reuters - Journal Citation Reports 2015)

Current Issue

Volume 6, Issue 5 (September 2015), Pages 726-915

1. Multivariate methods to predict ground level ozone during daytime, nighttime, and critical conversion time in urban areas
Norrimi Rosaida Awang, Nor Azam Ramli, Ahmad Shukri Yahaya, Maher Elbayoumi
Pages 726-734, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.081
PDF (725 KB)       Supporting Material

2. A new approach to the prediction of PM10 concentrations in Central Anatolia Region, Turkey
Gamze Ozel, Selen Cakmakyapan
Pages 735-741, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.082
PDF (450 KB)

3. Trace element composition of PM2.5 and PM10 from Kolkata – a heavily polluted Indian metropolis
Reshmi Das, Bahareh Khezri, Bijayen Srivastava, Subhajit Datta, Pradip K. Sikdar, Richard D. Webster, Xianfeng Wang
Pages 742-750, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.083
PDF (527 KB)       Supporting Material

4. A review of standards and guidelines set by international bodies for the parameters of indoor air quality
Sabah Ahmed Abdul–Wahab, Stephen Chin Fah En, Ali Elkamel, Lena Ahmadi, Kaan Yetilmezsoy
Pages 751-767, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.084
PDF (467 KB)

5. Temporal and spatial distribution of tropospheric NO2 over Northeast Asia using OMI data during the years 2005–2010
Deok–Rae Kim, Jae–Bum Lee, Chang Keun Song, Seung–Yeon Kim, Young–Il Ma, Kyung–Mi Lee, Jun–Seok Cha, Sang–Deok Lee
Pages 768-777, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.085
PDF (1372 KB)

6. Human impact on atmospheric precipitation in a protected area in Western Poland. Results of long–term observations: Concentrations, deposition and trends
Barbara Walna
Pages 778-787, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.086
PDF (387 KB)       Supporting Material

7. Air quality over Portugal in 2020
Alexandra Monteiro, Joana Ferreira, Isabel Ribeiro, Ana Patricia Fernandes, Helena Martins, Carla Gama, Ana Isabel Miranda
Pages 788-796, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.087
PDF (980 KB)

8. Seasonal variation of fine particulate matter in residential micro–environments of Lahore, Pakistan
Safdar Sidra, Zulfiqar Ali, Zaheer Ahmad Nasir, Ian Colbeck
Pages 797-804, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.088
PDF (603 KB)

9. Effects of dust storm on public health in desert fringe area: Case study of northeast edge of Taklimakan Desert, China
Aishajiang Aili, Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh
Pages 805-814, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.089
PDF (664 KB)       Supporting Material

10. Chemical composition of PM2.5 at a high–altitude regional background site over Northeast of Tibet Plateau
Zhuzi Zhao, Junji Cao, Zhenxing Shen, Ru–Jin Huang, Tafeng Hu, Ping Wang, Ting Zhang, Suixin Liu
Pages 815-823, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.090
PDF (450 KB)       Supporting Material

11. Annual air pollution level of major primary pollutants in Greater Area of Bucharest
Gabriela Iorga, Cristina Balaceanu Raicu, Sabina Stefan
Pages 824-834, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.091
PDF (598 KB)       Supporting Material

12. Residents’ perception of air quality, pollution sources, and air pollution control in Nanchang, China
Xiong Liao, Hong Tu, Jay E. Maddock, Si Fan, Guilin Lan, Yanyan Wu, Zhao Kang Yuan, Yuanan Lu
Pages 835-841, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.092
PDF (320 KB)

13. Characterizing spatial distribution and temporal variation of PM10 and PM2.5 mass concentrations in an urban area of Southwest China
Wei Huang, Enshen Long, Jun Wang, Ruyi Huang, Li Ma
Pages 842-848, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.093
PDF (493 KB)

14. Development of current and future pollutant emissions for Portugal
Elisa Sa, Joana Ferreira, Anabela Carvalho, Carlos Borrego
Pages 849-857, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.094
PDF (562 KB)       Supporting Material

15. On–road measurement of gaseous emissions and fuel consumption for two hybrid electric vehicles in Macao
Xiaomeng Wu, Shaojun Zhang, Ye Wu, Zhenhua Li, Wenwei Ke, Lixin Fu, Jiming Hao
Pages 858-866, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.095
PDF (550 KB)

16. A heavy haze episode in Beijing in February of 2014: Characteristics, origins and implications
Renchang Yan, Shaocai Yu, Qingyu Zhang, Pengfei Li, Si Wang, Bixin Chen, Weiping Liu
Pages 867-876, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.096
PDF (1200 KB)

17. Atmospheric particle number concentration and size distribution in a traffic–impacted area
Ismael Luis Schneider, Elba Calesso Teixeira, Luis Felipe Silva Oliveira, Flavio Wiegand
Pages 877-885, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.097
PDF (687 KB)

18. A time–scaling property of air pollution indices: a case study of Shanghai, China
Zuhan Liu, Lili Wang, Huasheng Zhu
Pages 886-892, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.098
PDF (522 KB)

19. Trends in indoor–outdoor PM2.5 research: A systematic review of studies conducted during the last decade (2003–2013)
Mohammed O.A. Mohammed, Wei–Wei Song, Wan–Li Ma, Wen–Long Li, John J. Ambuchi, Mohammed Thabit, Yi–Fan Li
Pages 893-903, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.099
PDF (735 KB)       Supporting Material

20. The development of a dense urban air pollution monitoring network
Hamid Taheri Shahraiyni, Sahar Sodoudi, Andreas Kerschbaumer, Ulrich Cubasch
Pages 904-915, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.100
PDF (572 KB)       Supporting Material