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UCL Open: Environment

UCL Open: Environment is the environment subject strand of UCL Open that is accepting high-quality inter- and multi-disciplinary research with an interest in all aspects of environment related research – from life and earth sciences, as well as medical, physical, engineering, and social sciences.

UCL Open: Environment plans to publish a number of special or thematic series throughout the year. You can find more information about what series are currently open for submission on the journal homepage at
Below you will find the list of live and published special series.


COVID-19 interactions with our Environment

Series Editors:

Dr Francesco AlettaResearch Associate, Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, UCL, UK
Prof Julien S BakerHead of Department, Sport, Physical Education and Health, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Prof Dan OsbornChair of Human Ecology, Earth Sciences, UCL, UK

Currently accepting submissions


Water and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Series Editors:

Dr Luiza CamposAssociate Professor, Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, UCL, UK
Prof Daniel OlagoDepartment of Geology, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Prof Dan OsbornChair of Human Ecology, Earth Sciences, UCL, UK

Currently accepting submissions

Click here to read official publications (articles that have been editorially accepted after peer review) in UCL Open: Environment.

Click here to read current submissions under open peer review on the UCL Open: Environment preprint server.

Journal information

ISSN: 2632-0886

Published by:
UCL Press
University College London (UCL)
Gower Street

Twitter: @uclpress


Open-access policy

All preprint and editorially accepted version of record articles published in UCL Open: Environment are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) 4.0 international license agreement and published open access, making articles immediately and freely available to read and download. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. The CC-BY license agreement allows authors to retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of the work. Further information regarding this can be found at and the author contributor agreement terms and conditions for publication in UCL Open: Environment can be freely accessed online at


Abstracting & Indexing

UCL Press works with subject specific indexers to deposit published articles in relevant repositories and search databases. You will find further information including a list of current indexing arrangements in place for the journal, here.


Peer review

UCL Open: Environment operates a preprint server post-publication open peer review model (the names and affiliations of reviewers are published alongside their review reports). Further detailed information about how this works as well as the journals Editorial policies can be found here.


Article publication charges (APC)

UCL Open: Environment levies an Article-Processing Charge (APC) to all non-UCL authors once the article has been editorially accepted (not for submission). The APC price is set as low as possible to cover the open access publication costs of the article, including typesetting, copyediting, publication, and indexing. Detailed information about the charges made and what these cost can be found here.

Collection Information