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  • Explores the link between anthropogenic activities and the environment
  • 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
  • A journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Founded in 1972, after the UN conference on the human environment held in Stockholm

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 50 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 laypersons.

Papers published in Ambio fall into four main categories:

  • Research article
  • 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: Submission guidelines in the right menu) as these are updated regularly.

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

Links for article download sites:

years 2010– (vols. 39–)

years 2010– (vols. 39–)
(open access after a 12-month embargo period)

years 2000–2011 (vols. 29–40)

years 1972–2013 (vols. 1–42)

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 (

Why publish with us

  • We are the official publication of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and we are focused in highlighting key developments in environmental research, policy and related activities.
  • Founded in 1972, our journal is international in scope, and addresses the link between anthropogenic activities and the environment.
  • We encourage multi- or inter-disciplinary submissions with explicit management or policy recommendations.

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  • Bo Söderström
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

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4.778 (2019)
Impact factor
5.285 (2019)
Five year impact factor
41 days
Submission to first decision
170 days
Submission to acceptance
743,269 (2020)

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Volume 50

Issue 5, May 2021

50th Anniversary Collection: Biodiversity conservation

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