Taylor & Francis Calls for Environmental Sciences Papers

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Established in the 1990s, Taylor & Francis’ environmental sciences portfolio is seeking new submissions, especially from early career researchers.

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By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

Marchant: ‘To Accelerate and Apply Knowledge’
In scholarly publishing, Taylor & Francis, based in England, has issued a call for academic papers in the environmental sciences.

“We’re prepared to move into an exciting new era with a fresh and diverse roster of scholars and investigators seeking to make a positive impact on their communities, regions, nations, and the planet,” the company says in its media messaging, “through rigorous peer-reviewed scholarship.

“Early career researchers and scholars are strongly encouraged to submit their research.”

In a prepared statement, Liz Marchant, who directs the company’s international portfolio in Earth and environmental sciences, is quoted, saying, “Taylor & Francis is distinguished in the scholarly publishing industry by partnering with researchers to accelerate and apply their knowledge to improve humanity and human progress.

Liz Marchant

“We invite authors and experts, including early-career researchers, to publish in the Taylor & Francis Environmental Sciences Journals Portfolio, propelling their research to a global audience and contributing to scientific breakthroughs.”

The company’s environmental science news portfolio has more than 2,300 books, at least 120 journals, and 144,000 peer-reviewed articles, supporting a following that includes faculty members, students, researchers, and professionals.

The company’s range of topics in this subject area, includes environmental policy, bioremediation, environmental communications, environmental technology, environmental management and planning, environmental health, environmental toxicology, soil, ecosystem services, and sustainability and development.

Some of the most visible journals in this area of Taylor & Francis work are:

  • Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
  • Climate Policy
  • Human and Ecological Risk Assessment
  • International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
  • Environmental Technology
  • Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A – Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering
  • Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research
  • Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association

More information on the company’s call for papers in the field can be found here. And more on Taylor & Francis’ author-support information is here.

Diversity, and Open Access

Perhaps of special interest to scholarly writers, Taylor & Francis makes a special point in its communications to assert that it is “committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion within its journal teams and decision-making processes.

“All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation.

“We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.”

“To optimize exposure and reach,” the company says, “researchers are encouraged to publish open-access, where articles typically receive 95 percent more citations and more than seven times the downloads compared to articles not published open, according to industry data.”

More on Taylor & Francis is here, more on the United Kingdom’s market is here, and more on academic and scholarly publishing is here.

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Porter Anderson

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Porter Anderson has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London's The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with CNN.com, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (Fellow, National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.