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Call for Papers: Urban Carbon Fluxes

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Carbon Balance and Management welcomes submissions to the thematic series on Urban Carbon Fluxes.

Today, over half of the world's population live in urban areas and this is expected to rise to around 70% by 2050. With urbanization progressing ever more quickly, it is important to quantify the carbon emissions from urban areas and understand the underlying carbon dynamics to inform effective carbon mitigation strategies for cities and towns.

Towards that goal, this thematic series aims to present novel research, methods and reviews on carbon fluxes in urban areas. This may include bleeding edge carbon measurement techniques (e.g. in situ, aircraft and remote-sensing), individual and ensemble modelling approaches, or improvements to carbon accounting (e.g. emission inventories) and uncertainty assessment, all within the context of urban areas in general, or applied to a specific urban region. Research of carbon fluxes (CO2, CH4, CO and other relevant species) from all levels of spatial and temporal scale will be considered for publication. Articles that integrate previous research to broaden its scale or build new consensus are particularly encouraged.

Data deposition through the Research Data Support service is strongly encouraged to promote transparency and facilitate the adoption of this research for policy formation.

Submission Instructions

Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2018

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Carbon Balance and Management. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Carbon Balance and Management submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on 'Urban Carbon Fluxes'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Lead Guest Editor

Georgii Alexandrov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation

Guest Editor

Tomohiro Oda, Universities Space Research Association/Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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