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About SpringerOpen

SpringerOpen is Springer’s new suite of open access journals which will cover all disciplines. SpringerOpen journals are fully and immediately open access and will publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution license. This makes it easy for authors to fully comply with open access mandates and retain copyright. SpringerOpen journals combine open access and our expertise in delivering high-quality and rapid publications, from online submission systems and in-depth peer review to an efficient, author-friendly production process.

Aims and scope

Environmental Systems Research (ESR) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, international journal designed to foster innovative and original research on environmental systems science and environmental management. The journal aims to motivate and enhance the integration of environmental systems analysis to help develop management solutions that are consensus-oriented, risk-informed, scientifically-based and cost-effective. The coverage of the journal includes new theoretical and application findings in the fields of systems science for environmental studies or closely related research areas.

The topics addressed in the journal will include, but not be limited to:

  •  Methods and applications related to integrated simulation, optimization and management of resources, environmental and/or ecological systems
  •  Methods and applications of data mining and artificial intelligence to environmental studies
  •  Modeling of fate and transport of contaminants in environmental systems
  •  Environmental risk assessment and vulnerability analysis
  •  Sustainable water resources management
  •  Optimization and control of pollution mitigation processes
  •  Environmental statistics and multi-criteria decision analysis
  •  Climate change impact assessment and adaptation planning
  •  Environmental policy analysis
  •  Methods for uncertainty analysis and their applications in environmental and ecological risk assessment
  •  Computer graphics, GIS and expert systems for upporting environmental and ecological decision making
  •  Other areas of resources, environmental and ecological systems sciences


Associated Society


Environmental Systems Research is associated with the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS).

ISEIS is a non-profit and free-membership organization of individuals, institutions and corporations. The society is dedicated to the development of information systems technology for environmental applications. It promotes the international exchange of knowledge in the field of environmental information systems research.