• publishes research on the interrelationships between the environment and society
  • brings important developments in environmental studies to a global readership
  • presents research to help understand contemporary sustainability challenges and how proposed solutions may be implemented
  • encourages multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary research with explicit management and policy recommendations
  • has a dedicated group of editors to assist the authors in broadening the scientific and societal impact of their research
  • is a journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • was founded in 1972, following the first UN conference on the environment
  • Ambio’s 2021 CiteScore is 10.1
  • Submission to first decision after external review 70 days

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  • We are the official publication of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and we are focused on highlighting key developments in environmental research, policy and related activities.
  • Founded in 1972, our journal has a global readership, and addresses the link between society and the environment.
  • We particularly encourage multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary submissions with explicit management or policy recommendations.

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