This week, BioOne and Dartmouth announced the upcoming launch of Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, a new open-access publishing program. Elementa was created through a collaboration among BioOne, Dartmouth, and several other leading research universities, and will publish original research that will report new knowledge of the Earth's physical, chemical, and biological systems during this era of human impacts. Elementa will publish contributions that explore feedbacks between human and natural systems, and steps that can be taken to ameliorate harmful changes.
The first articles are scheduled for July 2013, and Elementa is uniquely organized into six initial knowledge domains, each led by its own Editor-in-Chief, who will soon be joined by an international team of prominent Associate Editors:
* Atmospheric Science: Detlev Helmig, University of Colorado Boulder
* Earth and Environmental Science: Joel D. Blum, University of Michigan
* Ecology: Donald R. Zak, University of Michigan
* Ocean Science: Jody W. Deming, University of Washington
* Sustainable Engineering: Michael E. Chang, Georgia Institute of Technology
* Sustainability Sciences: Anne Kapuscinski and David R. Peart, Dartmouth