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  • Published by: University of California Press
  • ISSN: 2325-1026
  • Last checked date: 02/2020
  • Scope: Earth's physical, chemical, and biological systems during the Anthropocene. Includes sections on Atmospheric Science, Earth & Environmental Science, Ecology, Ocean Science, Sustainable Engineering, Sustainability Transitions.
  • Additional free text: Transferred publisher from BioOne to the University of California Press in January 2017. Articles published in Elementa are available in machine- as well as human-intelligible formats: HTML, PDF, EPUB3, Mobipocket, XML, and JSON. Editors and reviewers are paid but have the option of paying that value forward to the research community (waiver fund or institution’s OA fund) instead.
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  • Main subject area: Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Breadth of subject area: Specialist
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Conventional
  • Peer review openness: Closed, single blind
  • Selectivity: Megajournal
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: Paper can be free for anyone to read
  • Allows green OA: Not applicable as gold
  • Has waivers: Yes
  • Has membership system: None
  • Access type: Full gold
  • Licence: All papers are CC BY
  • Level of APC: $1050-1600
  • Speed?

  • Speed to first decision: Less than a month
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Less than a month
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Owned by academics or an academic institution
  • Length restrictions: None
  • Provides altmetrics: None
  • CrossMark implemented: No
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: No
  • Copyedits: No