5 High-Impact Articles in Earth & Environmental Science and Ecology

Thanks to those at the AGU Fall Meeting that have stopped by booth #1820 to see Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene featured alongside DataOne, DataCite, and Dash. As part of Elementa‘s #AGU17 blog series, today we’re showcasing content from our Earth & Environmental Science and Ecology domains that show high levels of views, downloads, Scopus citations, and Altmetric activity.

In case you missed it, this week we announced that Elementa has been accepted into the Science Citation Index Expanded and is expected to get an Impact Factor in June 2018 (confirmed by Clarivate Analytics). We look forward to seeing Elementa content fully indexed in Web of Science/Science Citation Index Expanded soon (in addition to its current indexing in Scopus), and we are also pleased to see many other metrics of Elementa’s journal- and article-level impact.

For more information about the journal or to submit an article, please visit us at elementascience.org.

Earth & Environmental Science
Editor-in-Chief: Oliver A. Chadwick, University of California, Santa Barbara

5 High-Impact Articles
(All metrics from December 8, 2017. Citation Source: Scopus)

Dating the Anthropocene: Towards an empirical global history of human transformation of the terrestrial biosphere
Ellis EC, Fuller DQ, Kaplan JO, Lutters WG. 2013.
Impact: 32,078 views/downloads, 24 citations, and Altmetric Score 67 since original publication on December 4, 2013

Sources and sinks of carbon in boreal ecosystems of interior Alaska: A review
Douglas TA, Jones MC, Hiemstra CA, Arnold JR. 2014.
Impact: 19,292 views/downloads, 3 citations, and Altmetric Score 2 since original publication on November 7, 2014

Earthcasting the future Critical Zone
Goddéris Y, Brantley SL. 2013.
Impact: 18,379 views/downloads and 6 citations since original publication on December 4, 2013

Water depletion: An improved metric for incorporating seasonal and dry-year water scarcity into water risk assessments
Brauman KA, Richter BD, Postel S, Malsy M, Flörke M. 2016.
Impact: 18,003 views/downloads, 1 citation, and Altmetric Score 106 since original publication on January 20, 2016

Response of stream ecosystem function and structure to sediment metal: Contextdependency and variation among endpoints
Costello DM, Burton GA. 2014.
Impact: 17,401 views/downloads, 6 citations, and Altmetric Score 1 since original publication on August 27, 2014

Editor-in-Chief: Donald R. Zak, University of Michigan

5 High-Impact Articles
(All metrics from December 8, 2017. Citation Source: Scopus)

Warming, soil moisture, and loss of snow increase Bromus tectorum’s population growth rate
Compagnoni A, Adler PB. 2014.
Impact: 24,051 views/downloads, 6 citations and Altmetric Score 1 since original publication on January 8, 2014

Quantifying flooding regime in floodplain forests to guide river restoration
Marks CO, Nislow KH, Magilligan FJ. 2014.
Impact: 21,889 views/downloads, 6 citations, and Altmetric Score 4 since original publication on September 3, 2014

Biotic impoverishment
Naeem S. 2013.
Impact: 20,479 views/downloads, 2 citations, and Altmetric Score 9 since original publication on December 4, 2013

Proactive ecology for the Anthropocene
Chapin III FS, Fernandez E. 2013.
Impact: 18,092 views/downloads, 3 citations, and Altmetric Score 6 since original publication on December 4, 2013

Towards a general theory of biodiversity for the Anthropocene
Cardinale BJ. 2013.
Impact: 18,032 views/downloads, 7 citations, and Altmetric Score 15 since original publication on December 4, 2013