Benefits of publishing with us
Operating dually as an open access e-journal and as a preprint server offering post-publication open peer review, UCL Open: Environment 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 these founding values, we want to stimulate disruptive thinking across the research landscape to showcase radical and critical thinking applied to real world problems that benefit humanity. We believe that the future of scientific and scholarly pursuit is best served by an open science agenda and fully open access publishing because knowledge should be accessible to all, regardless of location or financial means. We want to transform the way new knowledge is shared openly and without barriers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption to many aspects of life and we are acutely aware of the additional pressures and timelines experienced by many people across the globe as a result. We are monitoring the peer review process closely and are working with reviewers and authors to maintain a speedy review process, but ask everyone involved in the process to respect the situation we are currently in. We thank everyone involved in the peer review process for their patience and efforts and to please let us know if additional time is needed by emailing the editorial office.
Special series and calls for papers
Special series on COVID-19 interactions with our environment
Call for paper and invitation to join our Synthetic Effort and Debate on Shaping the Future During and After the Current Pandemic.
Special series on Water and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Call for papers to join our special series on Water and the UN Sustanable Development Goals
Open letter from the Editor-in-Chief
UCL Open: Environment – why are we doing this?