U-M Collaborates On New Open Access Scientific Journal

Lynn Raughley | University of Michigan Library | April 25, 2013

A new online journal born of a multi-institutional effort, which includes U-M, is set to tackle issues of sustainability on two fronts.

Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene will publish timely, scientifically sound, peer-reviewed articles, all free and open to the public, that address interactions between human and natural systems, with the aim of fostering sustainable solutions to the challenges presented by our current era.

This era — dubbed the Anthropocene — is marked by human domination of Earth’s physical, chemical and biological processes.

The journal’s second bid for sustainability lies in its open access collaborative publishing model. Elementa is a partnership among the not-for-profit publishing collaborative BioOne and five universities: U-M, Dartmouth, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the University of Washington.