“…the most important benefit is impact – not just the kind that is measured in counts of citations, but the kind that is measured in lives improved, profits made, species saved, and ecosystems maintained.”
Editor-in-Chief of the Sustainable Engineering domain gives his views on the opportunities that publishing with Elementa provide.
‘It is hardly surprising that the first articles and commentaries that will be published in Elementa are originating in the ocean, atmosphere, ecological, and earth sciences, for it is in those domains that the effects of a world in geologic transition are most urgently manifesting. How mankind responds to these changes, however, will largely be determined by our ability to reimagine, redesign, and rebuild all of humans’ industrial, technological, and urban advances that led to the closing of the last epoch. This new reality will demand an engineered hybrid world of natural and human built systems that work well together, and it is here where Elementa serves those that will craft it. Because this journal is intentionally broad in scope, freely available to everyone, accessible in a variety of formats on multiple devices, and committed to actively promoting authors and their work, those that publish in Elementa have the opportunity to share their ideas and innovations with a worldwide community of scientists, engineers, and decision-makers that is much larger and deeper than most academic publishing platforms. The benefits of this are many, but the most important benefit is impact – not just the kind that is measured in counts of citations, but the kind that is measured in lives improved, profits made, species saved, and ecosystems maintained. These are the goals of Sustainable Engineering and Elementa is its primary vehicle of communication.’