About the Journal

Communications Earth & Environment is an open access journal from Nature Research publishing high-quality research, reviews and commentary in all areas of the Earth, environmental and planetary sciences. Research papers published by the journal represent significant advances that bring new insight to a specialized area in Earth science, planetary science or environmental science. Communications Earth & Environment complements the other Nature Research journals by providing a high-quality open access option for the Earth, environmental and planetary sciences while applying somewhat less stringent criteria for impact and significance than the Nature-branded journals, including Nature Communications.

Communications Earth & Environment publishes primary research Articles, Reviews, Perspectives, Comments, and Matters Arising. A guide to our content types can be found here.

All Nature Research journals, including Communications Earth & Environment, apply the same criteria for technical validity and adherence to ethical standards. More information about editorial policies at Nature Research can be found here.

Visit the pages in this section for specific information about our aims and scope, the Communications Earth & Environment editors and editorial board and the benefits of open access publishing.