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Welcome to UCL Open: Environment


UCL Open: Environment is a new open scholarship megajournal accepting high-quality inter- and multi-disciplinary research that showcases radical and critical thinking on real world problems with the aim of benefitting humanity. It will focus on all aspects of environment-related research – from life and earth sciences, as well as medical, physical, engineering and social sciences.

Operating dually as an open access e-journal and offering immediate publication in a dedicated preprint server, with open peer review, the entire publishing process will be accessible, transparent and accountable. Articles will be judged on the merit and scientific validity (sound scholarship) of the work and the editors are inviting submissions from any grade of researcher at UCL and beyond, at all career stages, including early career researchers, professionals, and senior scholars.

You will find further information, including author guidelines and how to submit, in the pages listed below. Please contact the editorial team with any questions at uclopen.environment@ucl.ac.uk.


Explore – UCL Open Environment

Open letter from the Editor-in-Chief

UCL Open: Environment – why are we doing this? Very shortly humanity needs to begin solving the planetary problems caused by humanity’s activities and moving towards making the world a better place for all its citizens. 10 billion people can’t be provided with the energy, water and food they need without such an effort. For […]

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About UCL Open: Environment

UCL Open: Environment is a new open and transparent, open access (OA) megajournal where high-impact disciplinary and interdisciplinary research is published that showcases radical and critical thinking on real world problems, with the aim of benefitting humanity. Instead of a journal with narrow specifications, the megajournal welcomes submissions across a broad range of themes in all […]

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Multidisciplinary research

UCL seeks to transform how knowledge is shared and applied to humanity’s problems. Only by sharing academic research as openly and widely as possible – with, for example, researchers, educators, students, policymakers, partners and members of the public – can its benefits to humanity be maximised. The traditional scholarly publication system is not suited to, […]

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How it works

Where traditionally scholarly publication and peer review suffers from a lack of transparency, recognition and accountability, UCL Open: Environment is different. Operating dually as an open access e-journal and offering immediate publication in a dedicated preprint server, with open peer review , the entire publishing process will be accessible, transparent, accountable and fast. Articles submitted […]

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Get published – UCL Open Environment

Benefits of publishing with us

UCL is committed to using its position and unique set of strengths to develop and disseminate original knowledge, not only for its own inherent value but also to address the significant challenges facing the world today and those that will arise in the future. Drawing on UCL’s founding values, we want to stimulate disruptive thinking […]

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For authors

Open for anyone to submit to, UCL Open: Environment will focus on all aspects of environment related research – from life and earth sciences, as well as medical, physical, engineering, and social sciences. Articles will be judged on the merit and scientific validity (sound scholarship) of the work and the Editors are inviting submissions from […]

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For reviewers

Why review for UCL Open: Environment? Review by academic peers is an essential part of the scholarly publishing and communication process. By sharing their expert opinion, peers evaluate and improve the research of their peers. However, peer review is not a perfect system. One of the concerns with the traditional closed model of peer review […]

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Publishing policies

UCL and UCL Press regard it as fundamental that research should be conducted and published according to ethical guidelines. In the pages listed below you will find further information on all our editorial policies, guiding Editors, authors, reviewers and users, through ethical publication behaviour. UCL Press endeavours to abide by the best practice as laid […]

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About UCL Press – UCL Open Environment

About UCL Press

Established as the UK’s first fully open access university press in 2015, UCL Press has fast become one of the leading open access scholarly publishers in the UK, publishing both traditional peer-reviewed scholarly works and innovative research outputs. We currently publish 35 open access books a year in addition to UCL Open: Environment and 8 academic journals, and support UCL’s […]

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