Environmental Research Letters

Environmental Research Letters

Environmental Research Letters covers all of environmental science, providing a coherent and integrated approach including research articles, perspectives and review articles.


About the journal


Environmental Research Letters (ERL) is a high-impact, open-access journal intended to be the meeting place of the research and policy communities concerned with environmental change and management. ERL is dedicated to bringing together intellectual and professional scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists, as well as the public sector and civil society, all of whom are engaged in efforts to understand the state of natural systems and, increasingly, the human footprint on the biosphere. Please read the submission requirements below to ensure ERL is the appropriate journal to submit your article to.
The journal’s coverage reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of environmental science, recognizing the wide-ranging contributions to the development of methods, tools and evaluation strategies relevant to the field. Submissions from across all components of the Earth system, i.e. land, atmosphere, cryosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere, and exchanges between these components are welcome.
The core of ERL’s content draws from observations, numerical modelling, theoretical and experimental approaches to environmental science, and especially science relevant to policy, impacts, and decision-making. In addition, approaches from a range of physical and natural sciences, economics, and political, sociological and legal studies are strongly encouraged. Typical areas of interest within this broad and inclusive scope include, but are not limited to:

  • Agriculture and food
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate
  • Ecology
  • Energy
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental engineering, sustainability, and green technology
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental justice and ethics
  • Hydrology and water
  • Natural resources and ecosystem services
  • Policy, socioeconomics, and law
  • Pollution