Aims and scope
The journal is highly interdisciplinary and publishes scholarly research – new data, ideas, and conceptual advances – in Earth System Science. The focus is on the evolution of the Earth as a system: manuscripts describing changes of anthropogenic origin in a limited region are not considered unless they go beyond describing the changes to include an analysis of earth-system processes. The journal's scope includes the solid earth (geosphere), the atmosphere, the hydrosphere (including cryosphere), and the biosphere; it also addresses related aspects of planetary and space sciences. Contributions pertaining to the Indian sub-continent and the surrounding Indian-Ocean region are particularly welcome. Journal of Earth System Science is open for proposals on Special/Theme Issues, which in turn, will also go through the normal process of reviewing. Given that a large number of manuscripts report either observations or model results for a limited domain, manuscripts intended for publication in JESS are expected to fulfil at least one of the following three criteria.
- The data should be of relevance and should be of statistically significant size and from a region from where such data are sparse. If the data are from a well-sampled region, the data size should be considerable and advance our knowledge of the region.
- A model study is carried out to explain observations reported either in the same manuscript or in the literature.
- The analysis, whether of data or with models, is novel and the inferences advance the current knowledge.