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New article collection: Carbon mitigation potential in land: Lessons learned, present actions, and future priorities

Carbon mitigation potential in land: Lessons learned, present actions, and future prioritiesLand-based mitigation options are crucial to achieve net-zero emissions. Conservation and changes in land use and land management practices can reduce net emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide from all sectors; increase the quantity of carbon stored in soils and above ground vegetation; and generate fuels that recycle carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Moreover, land-based mitigation is estimated to be cheap in comparison to energy sector abatement, and it provides other benefits to society like enhancing wildlife habitat, improving water quality, and lessening soil erosion.

New article collection: Water and carbon cycles in a changing climate

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A new article collection has opened for submissions in Carbon Balance and ManagementWater and carbon cycles in a changing climate investigates the interactions between the carbon cycle and water systems and how these relate to climate change. Visit the collection page for a list of topics in the scope of this collection and submission guidelines.


Aims and scope

Carbon Balance and Management is dedicated to publishing original research related to the understanding of the global carbon cycle, as well as methodologies for its measurement and analysis and reviews of topics within the field. This includes studies of spatial and temporal distributions of carbon pools and fluxes, control and feedback mechanisms of the carbon-climate system and points of intervention for managing the carbon-climate-human system. The journal supports the work of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) by providing governmental and non-governmental organizations with instantaneous access to contemporary knowledge, including paradigm shifts and consensual views.

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Quote from the Editor-in-Chief

"In addition to its traditional role in providing diagnosis and prediction of the changes in the global carbon cycle, science has now also a role in helping society mitigate the changes by revealing the effectiveness of globally concerted actions on reducing CO2 sources and enhancing CO2 sinks. Carbon Balance and Management is the journal that helps scientists to meet this challenge."

Dr. Georgii Alexandrov

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.9
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.8
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.373
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.146

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 14
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 220

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 432,355
    Altmetric mentions: 376