Elementa is delighted to now be accepting submissions. Over the past few months, our Editors-in-Chief have appointed esteemed colleagues to serve as Associate Editors to their respective knowledge domains, while the Elementa and Dartmouth Library staff constructed the online submission and peer review system through the site Editorial Manager. We are proud to offer authors a variety of benefits by publishing with Elementa. First articles will be published on September 3rd.

Submissions are now welcomed in the following domains:

Atmospheric Science
Earth and Environmental Science
Ocean Science
Sustainable Engineering

Ecology Editor-in-Chief, Donald R. Zak, Dartmouth’s Dean of Libraries, Jeffrey Horrell, and BioOne’s CEO and President, Susan Skomal, share their thoughts on this milestone:

“Elementa represents an important experiment in the free flow of knowledge centered on the ways humans are broadly impacting the Earth.  At this important juncture in the Earth’s history, it is critical that novel research findings reach the broadest scientific audience possible – Elementa is an important step forward to attaining this important goal.” Donald R. Zak, Editor-in-Chief, Ecology

Jeffrey Horrell, Dean of Libraries, Dartmouth“Dartmouth and the Library are genuinely pleased to be collaborating with BioOne on this exciting publishing venture as Elementa begins accepting submissions. Our collective commitment to sharing research openly with the world is at the center of our work. Dartmouth’s successful development of the technological infrastructure, supported by BioOne, should prove to be a model in this important space.”

“Now that Elementa is accepting submissions, we, at BioOne feel that we are rapidly moving towards achieving our shared goals of accelerating scientific discoveries by publishing research on an open access, public-good basis. Once articles are published, Elementa will offer content in a variety of machine- as well as human-intelligible formats: HTML, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket, XML, and JSON. It is important for authors to know that their articles will be so easily accessible.”

Susan Skomal, CEO and President, BioOne