Frontiers announces today the launch of two new open-access journals: Frontiers in Earth Science and Frontiers in Environmental Science. An innovative open-access publisher, Frontiers is part of the Nature Publishing Group family.
Manuscripts submitted to specialty sections in "Frontiers in" journals are peer reviewed by specialty associate and review editors. Specialty Chief Editors oversee subject areas across the "Frontiers in" journals. The initial specialty sections open for submissions to Frontiers in Earth Science are: Atmospheric Science, Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, Hydrosphere, Interdisciplinary Climate Studies, Paleontology, Structural Geology and Tectonics, Quaternary Science, Geomorphology and Paleoenvironment and Structural Geology and Tectonics. Further specialty sections will be added soon.
"Frontiers expands the notion of publishing by adding network possibilities and impact metrics to evaluate individual articles," said Prof. Luis Gimeno Specialty Chief Editor for Atmospheric Science, Frontiers in Earth Science, and professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Vigo, Spain. "Atmospheric sciences will bring to Frontiers studies about all processes that occur in the atmosphere, including studies related to observations and data assimilation".
Initially, Frontiers in Environmental Science will offer specialty sections in: Agroecology and Land Use Systems, Air Pollution, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Informatics, Environmental Toxicology, Green and Environmental Chemistry, Groundwater Resources and Management, Interdisciplinary Climate Studies, Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation, Soil Processes, and Wastewater Management.
"Climate issues are still very much at the forefront of earth and environmental sciences", said Prof. Martin Beniston, Specialty Chief Editor of Interdisciplinary Climate Studies, Frontiers in Environmental Science, and professor at the University of Geneva. "There is still a wide gap between the climate science messages that the scientific community wishes to convey and the way these messages are received and used by stakeholders and the general public. Frontiers will be a key medium to provide cutting-edge research results in interdisciplinary climate science."
Frontiers publishes all articles under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY), which allows users to share, copy and distribute a work, while at the same time crediting the authors of the article.
For more information, please visit: Frontiers in Earth Science and Frontiers in Environmental Science
About "Frontiers in" journal series
The "Frontiers in" journal series was created in 2007 and since then has published 15,000 peer-reviewed articles, and supported by over 100,000 leading authors and editors worldwide. The "Frontiers in" journal series offers Frontiers' suite of open-science tools and aims at bringing open-access journals to all fields across academia.
Frontiers is a community-driven, open-access publisher and research networking platform, part of the Nature Publishing Group family. Frontiers offers services and open-science tools to enable researchers to disseminate their work in an open access platform; its interactive peer review process provides a constructive, fast and in-depth review with an average of 84 days from submission to acceptance; its article impact analytics help researchers evaluate their impact by viewing the number of article downloads and other interesting article-level metrics; while its democratic tiering system uses the article impact metrics to identify the most outstanding research papers and disseminate them to a broader audience. The Frontiers website receives over 6 million views each month.
For more information, please visit: http://www.frontiersin.org
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