Aims and scope
Environmental Systems Research publishes innovative research on environmental systems science and environmental management. Through original research articles, reviews of the field and comments on specific topics, the journal aims to enhance the integration of environmental systems analysis to help develop management solutions that are consensus-oriented, risk-informed, scientifically-based and cost-effective.
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
Why publish your article in Environmental Systems Research?
Environmental Systems Research's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Environmental Systems Research offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Environmental Systems Research and SpringerOpen.
Online publication in Environmental Systems Research gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Environmental Systems Research are included in article alerts and regular email updates.
In addition, articles published in Environmental Systems Research may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Environmental Systems Research.
Authors of articles published in Environmental Systems Research retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).
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All articles published by Environmental Systems Research are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
As authors of articles published in Environmental Systems Research you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.
For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.
Open access publishing is not without costs. Environmental Systems Research therefore levies an article-processing charge of £695/$1085/€885 for each article accepted for publication. If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
Springer Open provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
All articles published in Environmental Systems Research are included in:
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The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink.
We are working closely with relevant indexing services including Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) to ensure that articles published in Environmental Systems Research will be available in their databases when appropriate.
Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help Editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.
Environmental Systems Research operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
All manuscripts submitted to Environmental Systems Research should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.
Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.
Citing articles in Environmental Systems Research
Articles in Environmental Systems Research should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Environ Syst Res [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Domedarius WE, Bactrician BU, Boson IB, Taurustic ME: The role of livestock in human identity and family naming practices. Environ Syst Res 2009, 1:115.
Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.