• Water word map

    Nature Water is presenting a collection of research, published across the Nature Portfolio, that supports the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York, 23-24 March.

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    Communications Earth & Environment has a 2-year impact factor of 7.290 (2021).

  • Median time from submission to the first editorial decision is 6 days.
  • Articles in Communications Earth & Environment were downloaded 6473 times on average in the first 12 months after publication.
  • Michael Fong

    We thank Dr Alexandra Buylova of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs for her excellent and helpful contributions to peer review at Communications Earth & Environment.

  • Agricultural fields

    We are welcoming submissions to our curated open collections, including:

  • * The 2023 Kahramanmaraş Earthquake Sequence
  • * Sustainable Agriculture
  • * Submarine Volcanism
  • * Accounting for methane


  • The human tragedy caused by the earthquake doublet on 6 February 2023 in Turkey and Syria is difficult to comprehend. While earthquake scientists are trying to understand this seismic event, its catastrophic impact highlights heightened risk in the entire region.

    • Luca Dal Zilio
    • Jean-Paul Ampuero
    Comment Open Access
  • Careful management of deforested Amazonian land cannot replace, but must complement, efforts to preserve the rainforest. Sustainable agricultural practices that promote diverse uses can help minimise impacts on climate and environment.

    • Eduardo Eiji Maeda
    • Luiz E. O. C. Aragão
    • Júlio César dos Reis
    Comment Open Access
  • A mechanistic and predictive hierarchical model explains observed organic carbon burial efficiencies and degradation kinetics, and reveals that upper and lower limits of organic matter activation energies are key to predicting organic matter preservation and degradation rates.

    • Jack J. Middelburg
    Comment Open Access
  • The South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation initiative began as a grassroots effort to study the South Atlantic Ocean and its impact on climate. This Comment discusses how, in striving towards this goal, it has also become a platform for the empowerment of women and international scientists.

    • Renellys Perez
    • Silvia Garzoli
    • Isabelle Ansorge
    Comment Open Access
  • For all peer reviewed articles submitted from 23rd January 2023, we will publish the editor decision letters, reviewer reports and author responses, together with the published paper. Reviewers can choose to remain anonymous or reveal their identity.

    Editorial Open Access
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Sustainable agriculture

This Collection features articles exploring new avenues and policies for agriculture that help reduce environmental footprint and respect people's rights and food needs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Open for submissions