Chemosphere - Global Change Science
Chemosphere Global Change Sci
Chemosphere: Global Change Science is a forum for the publication of peer-reviewed papers dealing with changes in the Earth's environment on the global scale. Global Change Science today includes diverse issues such as global warming, depletion of the ozone layer, deforestation, desertification, sea level rise, increases in storms, El-Nino events, changes in precipitation patterns, regional flooding of populated areas and the consequences of these phenomena on human life. Many, if not all, of these phenomena are linked together. Global Change Science includes the application of physics, chemistry, biology, economics and the social sciences to the assessment of how natural and human influences affect the global environment and ultimately, human life. It is our hope that in time, this journal will define global change science as a new scientific discipline. The scope of the journal includes the following areas: Documenting the changing atmospheric composition by delineating the budgets and trends of atmospheric trace gases, focusing on those that are critically involved in global warming, ozone depletion and other global and regional environmental issues. Developing estimates of emissions and chemical formation for environmentally important constituents including both gases and aerosols, at high spatial and temporal resolutions. Evaluating the fluxes and exchange mechanisms of key chemical constituents across environmental interfaces such as between the atmosphere and the oceans, soils and the biota. Climate modeling and the evaluation of the performance of such models compared with observations. Modeling tropospheric, stratospheric and oceanic chemical and transport processes. Evaluating the effects of global climate change on human life including, agriculture, extreme weather events, and health. Developing integrated models for controlling country-wide, regional or global emissions of environmentally important constituents including economic impact analyses. Integrating environmental science with public policy or new technologies. Authors whose work does not fit in one of these categories are encouraged to write to the Editor to check if their research is consistent with the broader scope of the journal. Four classes of papers will be considered for publication original research papers, review papers, short communications and commentary. The focus of the journal is on original research papers, but the journal is most open to new ideas in the field that will be published as short communications. The review and publication process for short communications will be accelerated. Readers who take issue with published papers may write short articles summarizing their concerns. These will be published together with a response from the authors of the original paper. Commentary articles will be limited to the same length requirements imposed on short communications. The journal will also publish topical review papers from two sources. Each year a few review papers will be commissioned by the editor and the editorial board. Additional review papers suggested by the readers of the journal will be considered. Details for all categories of articles are provided in the instructions to authors.
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