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Ambio

Ambio

A Journal of the Human Environment

Editor-in-Chief: Bo Söderström

ISSN: 0044-7447 (print version)
ISSN: 1654-7209 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13280

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  • Encourages multi- or interdisciplinary submissions with explicit management or policy recommendations 
  • International readership with very wide interests in environmental sciences
  • Broad readership, including not only researchers but also decision-makers and laymen
  • Founded in 1972, after the UN conference on the human environment held in Stockholm
  • Publishes reports, reviews, perspectives, and comments
  • A journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Explores the link between anthropogenic activities and the environment, Ambio encourages multi- or interdisciplinary submissions with explicit management or policy recommendations. 

Ambio addresses the scientific, social, economic, and cultural factors that influence the condition of the human environment. Ambio particularly encourages multi- or inter-disciplinary submissions with explicit management or policy recommendations.  

For more than 45 years Ambio has brought international perspective to important developments in environmental research, policy and related activities for an international readership of specialists, generalists, students, decision-makers and interested laymen.   

The broad scope of coverage extends to ecology, environmental economics, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, hydrology, water resources, oceanography, earth sciences, meteorology, and physical geography.   

Papers published in Ambio fall into four main categories: Report, Review, Perspective, Comment. Regardless of article category, your submission should have a clear link between anthropogenic activities and the environment, or vice versa.  

Authors are advised to check our latest instructions for authors (see link under "For Authors and Editors" to the right) as these are updated regularly. 

Presubmission enquiries welcome, please send an abstract to Editor-in-Chief Bo Söderström. 

Links for article download sites: 

SpringerLink
years 2010– (vols. 39–)
http://www.springer.com/environment/journal/13280 

PubMedCentral
years 2010– (vols. 39–)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/1790
(open access after a 12-month embargo period

BioOne
years 2000–2011 (vols. 29–40)
http://www.bioone.org/loi/ambi

JSTOR
years 1972–2013 (vols. 1–42)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=ambio

Requests for permission to reproduce material with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as copyright-holder should be directed to Editor-in-Chief Bo Söderström.  

Ambio Key Statistics
From submission to reject with editorial review = 7 days
From submission to first decision after external peer review = 65 days
From final acceptance to online publication = 22 days
Overall acceptance rate = 25%
2-year Impact Factor = 3.687 (2016)
h5-index (2011–2015) = 39  

Most common countries of origin of Ambio authors
Sweden, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Finland, Australia, Germany, Norway, Denmark, China, Russia and Spain (in descending order).

Most common keywords of Ambio articles published
Climate change, Baltic Sea, Ecosystem services, Eutrophication, Arctic, Governance, Sustainability, Biodiversity, Resilience, Sustainable development, Conservation and Monitoring (in decreasing order of frequency).

Related subjects » Atmospheric Sciences - Ecology - Environmental Engineering and Physics - Environmental Management - Environmental Sciences - Geography

Impact Factor: 3.687 (2016) * 

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Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Medline, PubMedCentral, SCOPUS, EMBASE, Google Scholar, EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest, CAB International, Academic OneFile, AGRICOLA, ASFA, Biological Abstracts, Biological and Agricultural Index, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Criminal Justice Abstracts, CSA Environmental Sciences, Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, EBSCO Academic Search, EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection, EBSCO Discovery Service, Elsevier Biobase, Environment Index, EVA - Environmental Abstracts, Expanded Academic, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, Geobase, GeoRef, Global Health, INIS Atomindex, International Bibliography of Book Reviews (IBR), International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ), JSTOR, OCLC, OmniFile, PASCAL, SCImago, Summon by ProQuest, Zoological Record

Copublisher/ Distribution Rights 

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4a, SE-114 18 Stockholm, Sweden

Springer Science+Business Media B.V.    

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    2016 Impact Factor
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  • Aims and Scope

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    Ambio addresses the scientific, social, economic, and cultural factors that influence the condition of the human environment. Ambio particularly encourages multi- or inter-disciplinary submissions with explicit management or policy recommendations.

    Papers published in Ambio fall into four main categories: Report, Review, Perspective, Comment. Regardless of article category, your submission should have a clear link between anthropogenic activities and the environment, or vice versa. 

    For more than 40 years Ambio has brought international perspective to important developments in environmental research, policy and related activities for an international readership of specialists, generalists, students, decision-makers and interested laymen.  

    The broad scope of coverage extends to ecology, environmental economics, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, hydrology, water resources, oceanography, earth sciences, meteorology, and physical geography.  

    Authors are advised to check our latest guidelines for authors as these are updated regularly. 

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