UCL Open Environment now indexed in PubMed Central!
First posted online 11 July 2023
Following a rigorous evaluation process, UCL Open Environment is thrilled to announce it has been accepted for indexing in PubMed Central. Researchers wishing to publish in the journal and funded by the Wellcome Trust, MRC and BBSRC, NIHR and the NIH (as well as many others all across the world) will meet open access policy requirements and be indexed automatically in the PubMed Central database and the Europe PMC database.
A science journal with the broadest of scope, UCL Open Environment (UCLOE) publishes multi-disciplinary research that uniquely crosses conventional boundaries (between disciplines and many different kinds of communities in the academic, business and social spheres) to facilitate and accelerate progress. UCLOE is for any researcher or professional at knowledge-based universities, institutions, and organisations (including Non-Government Organisations, Think Tanks, Inter-Government Organisations, and the United Nations) working broadly across environment-related research, covering climate change, the character and functioning of the environment, Planetary Health (its resources and limits), public health grounded in environmental factors, and the environment in which people live.
Professor Dan Osborn, Editor-in-Chief of UCLOE, said “this is a really important milestone for the journal with its clear open access, open peer-review policies and process. Now the journal is indexed in PubMed Central, authors are better enabled to meet funder publishing requirements effortlessly, whilst publishing multidisciplinary environment-related research – which often lacks an outlet for publication – in an open, transparent, and accountable way that is much needed in today’s world.”
Launched in 2019, UCLOE aims to reduce many of these publication barriers and bring together to enable and accelerate the publication of the most critical thinking on environment-related topics: from the most renowned researchers, through to innovative and emerging new voices; on all aspects of the environment. Unlike typical, single disciplinary journals, UCLOE is the only dedicated multidisciplinary environmental open science journal that publishes broadly across all environment-related subjects, at little or no cost to the researcher, and now indexed in PubMed Central.
It is our hope that more contributors, funded and not, throughout the world, will take up this opportunity to publish their research in UCLOE, in an open, transparent, accountable and equitable way.
About UCL Press Journals
UCL Press (University College London, UK) currently publishes 15 Open Access journals under the Diamond OA model (meaning there are no fees to publish or to read) covering a broad range of topics across the humanities, law, social sciences, science, technology, and engineering. All UCL Press journals are published open access under the CC-BY 4.0 international licence to help ensure the widest possible dissemination for research and are all editorially independent, supported by an Editorial Board with specialist expertise in the subject area.
About PubMed Central
PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC is part of the NLM collection, which also includes NLM’s extensive print and licensed electronic journal holdings and supports contemporary biomedical and health care research and practice as well as future scholarship. Available to the public online since 2000, PMC was developed and is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at NLM.