About SER

Welcome to Sustainable Environment Research (SER)

2016 Unofficial Impact Factor: 0.53

Published by Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering (CIEnvE), Taiwan and Elsevier B.V.

Editorial office at Sustainable Environment Research Laboratories (SERL), National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Frequency: Six issues per year

ISSN: 2468-2039 (the continuation of ISSN 1022-7636)


Sustainable Environment Research (Sustain. Environ. Res., SER) is an international and interdisciplinary journal known as the leading journal in the sustainable environment field in Taiwan. SER publishes six times a year in the electronic edition. Its production is under the charge of Sustainable Environment Research Laboratories (SERL), National Cheng Kung University. SER acts as a forum to encourage and enhance discussion among researchers and practitioners in sustainable environment professions. All articles in the journal are indexed in the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Service, EBSCO, Google Scholar, INSPEC and Scopus.


SER is a continuing publication of the Journal of the Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering (J. Chin. Inst. Environ. Eng., JCIEE) and the Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management (J. Environ. Eng. Manage., JEEAM).

The JCIEE began its first issue in April 1991 and continued to Vol. 16, No. 3 in May 2006. Noting the importance of environmental management, we changed the title of JCIEE as JEEAM as beginning with Vol. 16, No. 4 in July 2006. The JEEAM continued to Vol. 20, No. 3 in May 2010. However, in order to match the appeal of sustainability of environment, we rename the title of the journal as SER starting from Vol. 20, No. 4 in July 2010.

JCIEE (April 1991-May 2006): Vol. 1(1)-Vol. 16(3)
JEEAM (July 2006-May 2010): Vol. 16(4)-Vol. 20(3)
SER (July 2010-present): Vol. 20(4)-present

Aims and Scope

The primary goal of SER is to publish high quality research articles associated with sustainable environmental science and technology and to contribute to improving environmental practice. The scope of SER includes issues of environmental science, technology, management and related fields, especially in response to sustainable water, energy and other natural resources. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Water and Wastewater

  • Biological processes
  • Physical and chemical processes
  • Watershed management
  • Advanced and innovative treatment

2.  Soil and Groundwater Pollution

  • Contaminant fate and transport processes
  • Contaminant site investigation technology
  • Soil and groundwater remediation technology
  • Risk assessment in contaminant sites

3. Air Pollution and Climate Change

  • Ambient air quality management
  • Greenhouse gases control
  • Gaseous and particulate pollution control
  • Indoor air quality management and control

4. Waste Management

  • Waste reduction and minimization
  • Recourse recovery and conservation
  • Solid waste treatment technology and disposal

5. Energy & Resources

  • Sustainable energy
  • Local, regional and global sustainability
  • Environmental management system
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Environmental policy instruments

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