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Bellwether Model? “Environmental Research Letters – IOPscience”

I’ve been developing my academic reputation development plan. Colleagues have roles with learned journals and one shared a tip. His tip was that the journal of Environmental Research Letters is a strong role model for the future of science and .

Drivers and Trends with this

  • rise of Open Access science where the producer pays to publish rather than the consumer pays to read,
  • rise of digital and social media on the internet and higher capacity broadband,
  • rise of graphical and video abstracts to create enticing “hooks” to the science, and
  • changing role in the objective learned printed trade press that curate and narrate science for the industry

Note to self there really must be a good chance here to combine my academic career with my rising skills within the communication and leaderships skill organization Toastmasters International

Cover of the journal of Environmental Research Letters
Cover of the journal of Environmental Research Letters

Climate change won’t reduce winter deaths In a new study published in ERL that contradicts the received wisdom on health impacts of climate change, scientists say that we shouldn’t expect substantial reduction in winter deaths as a result of global warming. Click here for the full article.


Commitment accounting of CO2 emissions Research published in ERL has shown that the existing worldwide infrastructure of fossil fuel power plants will result in more than 300 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being emitted over their expected lifetimes. These ‘committed’ emissions are growing by around 4% per year as more power plants are built. Click here for the full article.


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Environmental Research Letters covers all of environmental science, providing a coherent and integrated approach including research articles, perspectives and editorials.



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