Special Issues

Each year Ambio publishes between two and four special issues on topical research themes. Articles published in special issues are widely appreciated by our readership and belong to the most highly cited papers in Ambio. The highest level of editorial support will be given to these high-priority articles throughout the review and publication processes.

We strongly encourage research groups to submit thematic proposals for future special issues in Ambio. Proposals are welcome at any time, but twice a year – 1 April and 1 October – the editors will evaluate all proposals based on scientific soundness and interest to our readership. If you are interested in publishing a special issue in Ambio, please submit:

• a general introduction to the topic and why it is important,
• clearly stated research questions,
• a description of the implementation,
• specific outcomes/benefits to the readership and potential spin-offs,
• a tentative list of article titles including author names (also include abstracts if available),
• project group members,
• name or names of potential independent guest editor(s)
• time table including your desired month of publication,
• statement of risk/backup if things do not go as planned.

This proposal should be sent to the editor-in-chief Bo Söderström (bo.soderstrom@kva.se). Please plan 12–18 months ahead due to the intense competition for publication space in Ambio. The guest editor must be approved by the Editor-in-Chief, who also takes all final publication decisions.

Forthcoming Special Issues

International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant – November 2022

A Sea of Connections – October 2022

Shifts in Urban Ecology: From Science to Social Project – January 2023

Do the SDGs facilitate the management of risks and wicked problems regarding sustainability? – February 2023

Frozen Infrastructures in Changing Climatic Conditions – May 2023

Integrating carbon sequestration and biodiversity impacts in forested ecosystems – August 2023

Published in 2022

Special issue: Changing Arctic Ocean

New Content Item (1)

Published in 2021

Special Issue: Global forest environmental frontiers

New Content Item

Special Issue: Siberian environmental change

New Content Item

Planning and governing nature-based solutions in river landscapes

New Content Item

Published in 2020

Social dimensions of a forest-based bioeconomy

New Content Item

Environmental effects of a green bio-economy

New Content Item

Terrestrial biodiversity in a rapidly changing Arctic

New Content Item

Published in 2019

Sustainable ecosystem governance under changing climate and land use

New Content Item

Urban transformative capacity: From concept to practice

New Content Item

Lead in Hunting Ammunition: Persistent Problems and Solutions

New Content Item

Published in 2018

Handling the phosphorus paradox in agriculture and natural ecosystems: Scarcity, necessity, and burden of P

New Content Item

Integrating Mercury Research and Policy in a Changing World

New Content Item

The North Water: Interdisciplinary studies of a High Arctic polynya under transformation

New Content Item

Published in 2017

Synthesis of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring Programme

New Content Item

Goose management: From local to flyway scale

New Content Item

Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society (ACCESS)

New Content Item