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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 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 on these pages on how to prepare your article for submission, how the peer review process works and how you as an author can help, as well as further information about publishing in UCL Open: Environment. You can also contact the editorial office by emailing uclopen.environment@ucl.ac.uk.

How to submit

Information for authors on how to submit to UCL Open: Environment as well as how to resubmit revisions.

Preparing your manuscript

Information for authors on how to prepare your manuscript for submission, including author guidelines and tips for a successful submission.

Article types & descriptions

If you are considering submitting, find more information about what you can submit for publication.

The peer review process and inviting for review

Read about how peer review works and what you can do as an author to get your work reviewed appropriately.

Open Data

Information on our open data policy and how you can get the most out of making your data open.


Read how UCL Open: Environment utilises ORCID as well as registering and linking your ORCID to submit, review and comment.

Author contributor agreement

Read the author contributor agreement terms and conditions for publication in UCL Open: Environment.

Article-Processing Charges

Publishing open access articles isn’t without cost. UCL Open: Environment levies an Article-Processing Charge (APC) to all non-UCL authors once the article has been editorially accepted, however, the APC price is set as low as possible so to cover the open access publication costs of the article, including typesetting and copyediting, publication, and indexing. See here for the further information on APCs including applying for waivers.

How to cite

One of the benefits of publishing your work at UCL Open: Environment is once a new submission is approved by the Editor for peer review, it is then immediately made free to read online under the CC-BY 4.0 attribution license, with an assigned DOI, making it immediately re-usable and citable. Find out more about citing a preprint article and an official publication in UCL Open: Environment.