First articles published in IOP Publishing’s new open access environmental journal

IOP Publishing (IOPP) has published the first articles from the new, open access journal, Environmental Research: Climate featuring research from world-renowned climate scientists. The journal represents one of three new interdisciplinary titles for 2022 that will extend IOP Publishing’s Environmental Research series to six open access journals that provide universally accessible publishing options for the global environmental science community.

Environmental Research: Climate is devoted to addressing the causes, consequences and solutions of climate variability and change and publishes full length research papers, without word restriction, alongside other content including reviews and perspectives. The journal builds on the established reputation of Environmental Research Letters and shares the same modern publishing principles as part of IOP Publishing’s expanding Environmental Research series that now spans the most critical areas of environmental science and sustainability in support of the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals.

The Environmental Research series of journals all combine outstanding levels of author service, inclusive editorial policies, strict quality assurance and open science principles at their core. In the spirit of transparency and reproducibility, authors publishing in the journal are encouraged to share data and code where appropriate for the benefit of the research community. Authors also have the option to submit their papers for double anonymous and transparent peer review. In support of the community and our first authors, the open access Article Publication Charges (APCs) are being covered by IOP Publishing for all articles submitted to Environmental Research: Climate through to the end of 2023.

Editor-in-Chief for Environmental Research: Climate, Professor Noah Diffenbaugh, Senior Fellow at Stanford University says: “In the past two decades there has been a true explosion of climate research and we are excited to offer a high-quality outlet for the growing body of research on the causes, consequences, and solutions of climate change. I’m delighted by the first content and look forward to working with IOP Publishing to establish Environmental Research: Climate as a leading publishing option for the climate research community, underpinned by open science principles”

Published in the first issue is an impactful review that examines the current state of knowledge which shows what extent extreme weather events can be attributed to human induced climate change. Dr Friederike Otto, from the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, co-author of the study comments: “Understanding the role that climate change plays allows us to determine the real cost that carbon emissions have in our lives. However, while we’ve made great progress, the full extent of the impact that climate change is having today is still not well known, in particular, beyond changing weather. The new Environmental Research: Climate journal provides a platform for climate scientists to further develop and apply existing tools and explore and discover new policies to tackle climate change.”

Dr Tim Smith, Associate Director at IOP Publishing says: “The development of our Environmental Research series builds upon the established reputation and publishing values of Environmental Research Letters and enhances the role we want IOP Publishing to have in serving a multidisciplinary field of great importance. The first articles in Environmental Research: Climate as the latest addition to the portfolio provide an early glimpse of the quality and breadth of science that the community can expect from a journal aimed at delivering a combination of outstanding publishing services and content for researchers worldwide.”

About Environmental Research: Climate

Environmental Research: Climate is a multidisciplinary, open access journal devoted to addressing important challenges concerning the physical science and assessment of climate systems and global change in a way that bridges efforts relating to impact/future risks, resilience, mitigation, adaptation, security and solutions in the broadest sense. All research methodologies are encouraged comprehensively covering qualitative, quantitative, experimental, theoretical and applied approaches.

About IOP Publishing 

IOP Publishing is a society-owned scientific publisher, delivering impact, recognition, and value to the scientific community. Its mission is to expand the world of physics, offering a portfolio of journals, eBooks, conference proceedings and science news resources globally. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society, IOP Publishing supports the Institute’s work to inspire people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics. Go to or follow us @IOPPublishing.   

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