We are extremely excited to follow up on yesterday’s press release on this blog and confirm that as of January 2017 UC Press will be the publisher of the open access journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, which was launched in 2013 and incubated by BioOne.
As you can tell from its title, Elementa is committed to publishing research that ultimately leads to scientific solutions to the challenges presented by this era of human impact, the Anthropocene. The journal is organized into 6 inaugural knowledge domains, each with its own Editor in Chief. Each EIC takes great care to encourage the submission of cross-domain work, and present it in the most appropriate domains, to ensure it reaches the right readers beyond any single discipline.
Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene is a perfect fit for UC Press—it will be in good company with our existing books list in the Natural Sciences; it will also become a core part of our open access ecosystem alongside the journal Collabra and the open access monograph program Luminos.
We are thrilled to be taking on the journal in 2017. In the meantime, if you do research in this field please consider it for your next article, and please take a look at some of the science published so far,
including this highly accessed Special Feature Reactive Gases in the Global Atmosphere, and the article “Expert opinion on extinction risk and climate change adaptation for biodiversity,” which alone has been downloaded over 200,000 times since July 2015!
For more information about Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, please see our press release.