Deadline for abstract submission: 1st December, 2017; submission of abstracts for poster is still possible until the 1st of February


By 15th December 2017, we will send out notice of acceptance (oral or poster) for each abstract.


Online pre-registration opened: 1st June, 2017

Early registration: 1st February, 2018 EXTENDED to 15th of February, 2018

Late registration: 1st May 2018

Abstract submission

The abstract format can be found here

In order to complete the abstract submission form, you will need to have the following information on hand:

  • Name, affiliation, e-mail address, of the presenting author

  • Name of other authors

  • Preferred type of presentation for main conference (poster or oral or either)

  • Title of the abstract

  • Abstract text with style and formatting as in the abstract template

  • Your choice to which session your abstract should be allocated.


All presenters are required to register in advance for the conference and pay the registration fee. To ensure maximum participation, each corresponding author is allowed to submit only two abstracts. A person may be a co-author to several abstracts.

The recommended size for posters is 100cm high x 70cm wide



Registration fee includes: lunches and coffee breaks, Conference facilities, registration kit and the Excursion.

The Gala dinner will be on 23, the cost is 50 euros per person (not included in the registration fee).

A fee of 100 euros will be charged for each accompany person at the Gala dinner and Excursion (50 euros for each event).

The registration form can be found here

Please download the registration form, fill it and e-mail together with your abstract to and to Pierre Sicard (

Please send the payment confirmation by e-mail to Pierre Sicard (

Cancellations will be accepted in writing until one month before the event and a refund (100%) will be issued. After 21st  April, 2018, no refund can be given.

The payment must be done by bank transfer only in Euros.

Payments with missing information may not be considered. The total amount of the fee should be credited in one payment. All bank charges (domestic and foreign) have to be paid by the applicant. 


Please send the payment confirmation by e-mail to Pierre Sicard (

In the bank transfer, please be sure to specify:

Purpose: Ozone&Plant_2018_Name_Surname


International Bank details:

Name of the Bank: La Banque Postale

Branch address: Centre Financier, 13900 Marseille Cedex 20, France

Account holder: ARCHES-Conseils

IBAN code: FR94 2004 1010 0827 4130 6V02 950


Reference: Ozone&Plant_2018_Name_Surname


Conference participants will have three options for publishing proceedings:

1) Virtual Special Issue (VSI) in Science of the Total Environment (IF2016=4.900). 

Although STOTEN favours field condition studies, it will also accept studies conducted under controlled conditions as long as innovative and methodologically correct. 

  • First submission date 15th June 2018


  • The date by which all papers should be submitted to the Guest Editors for review and the Evise/EES submission site will be closed 1st October 2018


  • The date by which manuscripts should be fully reviewed and final decisions made: 1st March 2019


  • The date the Virtual Special Issue is expected to be published 1st April 2019

  • Please select VSI: Ozone&plants as article type

Guest Editor: Dr. Elena Paoletti


2) Article Collection 'Forests and Ozone Pollution' within Forests and the atmosphere, specialty section of Frontiers in Forests and Global Change

Frontiers consists of a broad list of open access journals leading in citations in their fields and ranks in the top IF percentiles (read the full analysis here). This journal currently has Institutional Agreements with over 70 Universities and Institutes, which cover the fees of their affiliated authors (see full list here). 

Frontiers in Forests and Global Change is a new addition to the Frontiers catalog of 59 journals. Thi s journal is led by Prof. Mark Adams and you can find the Mission Statement here. The Journal is structured in a number of Specialty Sections that cover specific aspects of the scope. The Forests and Atmosphere section is led by Jörg-Peter Schnitzler and aims to feature high-quality and original contributions on the interaction between forests and the atmosphere on local, regional, and global scales under changing climate conditions (more information here). 


Frontiers offers a waiver program for authors who are not able to meet the Open Access publication fees (further details here). Moreover, all Original Research and Review articles accepted in this 'Forests and Ozone Pollution' collection will benefit from 10% discount.

  • The date by which all papers should be submitted is 15th June 2019

  • Articles in the 'Forests and Ozone Pollution' collection will be published as soon as they are accepted

Guest Editors: Dr. Silvano Fares, Dr. Zhaozhong Feng, Dr. Elena Paoletti

3) Special issue "Air Pollution and Plant Ecosystems" in the open access journal Climate.


Climate is an open access journal which in already included in Scopus and the Web of Science (emerging sources science citation index). It is expected to have an impact factor in the next few years. The journal started in 2013 and has already published more than 260 high quality papers, including numerous special issues, with 15 special issues having being published only in 2018. Climate is published by mdpi. Mdpi publishes 194 journals in total. All mdpi journals have an impact factor (except the very new which have not yet). Examples of journals include Forests, Sustainability, and Nutrients. 


Climate is a sponsor of this conference and, in addition to the sponsorship for facilitating the organization of the conference, offers waiving of publication fee for a few accepted papers that will be selected from the guest editors. Priority will be given first to papers whose authors are located in developing countries and second to those whose authors have no available funds for publishing. Publication fees waiving will be applied for authors in need on a first-come first-served basis given that the authors mention their request upon manuscript submission. All the other accepted papers will have a 20% discount on the original article processing charge which is 550 CHF.


Officially accepted papers will receive an MDPI's in-house basic English editing service free of charge. However, this service only includes checking grammar, spelling and some improvement of style where necessary. In cases where the text would need substantial improvement, the guest editors suggest candidate authors to have a proof-reading  for native English-speaker colleagues or friends.


The Guest Editors invite papers that promote and advance the exciting and rapidly-changing field of Air Pollution and Plant Ecosystems. Papers which exclusively deal with any aspects of tropospheric ozone or other air pollutants (physics-chemistry) are also welcome. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Since this special issue welcomes also contributions from outside the conference, it is now open for submission (more information here).


The deadline for submissions is extended to 30th June, 2019

Guest Editors: Dr. Evgenios Agathokleous, Dr. Elisa Carrari, Dr. Pierre Sicard



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