Calls for Papers

Highlight your research and enhance its visibility to your field and community by submitting to one of our Collections. All our Collections are featured on the Communications Earth & Environment Collections page.

When submitting your manuscript via our online submission system, please choose the appropriate Collection title from the drop-down menu on the submission form and also express your interest in the Collection in your cover letter. All manuscripts will be considered according to our editorial policies. The decision whether to include a manuscript in a Special Collection lies with the editors; we cannot guarantee that any individual paper will be included in the desired collection.


All Collections are carefully curated by the editors to capture trends in fast-moving fields of science. The editors assemble overview and opinion articles (usually commissioned) together with published primary research papers for thematic collections to feature on our Collections site. These curated collections may be associated with an open call for papers for a limited period of time, although often they are not. All manuscripts included in curated collections are managed by the journal's editors and Editorial Board Members according to our standard procedures.

Collections currently open for submissions: