Five years ago this month, UC Press’s non-profit, mission-driven, open-access journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene published its very first article, Earthcasting the future Critical Zone. This month we look back at five years of “accelerating scientific solutions to the challenges presented by this era of human impact.” Happy anniversary Elementa, and here’s to many more!

Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene was founded by BioOne in 2013 through a partnership with five research universities: Dartmouth, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington. Please visit our Founders page for the full history.