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UC Press to begin publishing science journal Elementa

In January 2017, UC Press will begin publishing Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene (, a transdisciplinary open access journal that has been published by BioOne since 2013.

Elementa facilitates collaborative, peer-reviewed research with the objective of accelerating scientific solutions to the challenges presented by our new era, in which human activity has become the dominant influence on our climate and environment. It currently publishes articles under the categories of Atmospheric Science, Earth & Environmental Science, Ecology, Ocean Science, Sustainable Engineering and Sustainability Transitions.

“UC Press has demonstrated a foundational commitment to publishing scholarship that shapes public conversation about the most pressing issues of our day,” commented UC Press Director Alison Mudditt. “Elementa’s efforts to address the significant global impact of human activity on our environment are perfectly aligned with that mission. We are honored to help extend Elementa’s voice, reach and impact in order to develop the next generation of researchers, inform activists, and drive progressive change in this next phase of its growth.”

“BioOne is proud that Elementa has demonstrated its ability to contribute meaningfully to the scientific discourse on human impact on the earth, following its first three years of success,” notes BioOne President and CEO Susan Skomal. “We believe that UC Press is uniquely positioned to nurture this innovative journal and are pleased that by bringing Elementa to UC Press, we are placing it at the heart of the University of California — an established world leader in research across the journal’s knowledge domains.”

UC Press has a deep organizational commitment to broadening access to scholarship that tackles some of our world’s most intractable problems. As such, Elementa will become a core part of the open access ecosystem at UC Press, alongside the journal Collabra and the open access monograph program Luminos.

About UC Press: UC Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers in the nation. For more than 120 years, it has championed work that influences public discourse and challenges the status quo in multiple fields of study. At a time of dramatic change for publishing and scholarship, UC Press collaborates with scholars, librarians, authors and students to stay ahead of today’s knowledge demands and shape the future of publishing.

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