Boreal Environment Research is a truly open-access, peer-reviewed journal in which articles are published (online) at no cost to authors. Published articles (PDF format) can be deposited in institutional archives or repositories.
The journal also publishes special (theme) issues which are collections of papers sharing e.g., a common research subject or location where the research was carried out. For conditions and charges, see the Special Issues section.
Published papers are available here free of charge.
The journal publishes original, previously unpublished research reports, reviews and commentaries on various aspects of the boreal environment and its natural resources, in particular: environmental problems, their assessment, understanding and solving, as well as the sustainable use of natural resources. Boreal is interpreted in a wide sense, i.e., including northern polar, subpolar and hemiboreal conditions, biomes or ecosystems.
The journal is a forum for emphasizing a holistic approach in environmental sciences, linking pressures via sources of pollution to the impacts on the environment through the processes occurring in various media. Articles dealing with monitoring, experimental, theoretical and modelling studies as well as their combinations are all welcome.
Boreal Environment Research articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). This licence provides free and immediate access to the journal's published content. It extends the ethical mandate of making the research freely accessible to achieve global exchange of knowledge; bearing in mind that each access is associated to an increase in the number of readers for the author and their research.
Author(s) of an accepted article transfers the full copyright ownership (including that of illustrations) to the Boreal Environment Research Publishing Board, so that the article can be copyrighted from now on under the name of the Boreal Environment Research Publishing Board and published by the Board in any available form.
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Permission issued by the Board must be obtained by third parties wishing to reproduce figures, tables and/or substantial parts of texts from articles published by the Board. In a new publication an appropriate acknowledgement(s) should be placed.
The Board will allow the author(s) to reproduce or re-use parts of their original material without permission. If, however, the author(s) wishes to include the entire article in another publication, a separate permission issued by the Board should be obtained. In a new publication an appropriate acknowledgement(s) should be placed. The Board assumes that such a publication will not be commercially distributed (sold); otherwise a financial compensation for reproducing the article(s) may apply.
Transferring the copyrights to the Board will not render any royalty or any other financial compensation.
If needed, only the publisher's version of an article in PDF format, and only after publication on the web, can be archived in repositories or individually by authors. Embargo times do not apply.
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The author(s) may reproduce or re-use parts of their original material first published in Boreal Environment Research without permission.
Permission requests or inquiries should be sent to the Managing Editor
Boreal Environment Research is a truly open-access journal, hence all the articles are available online (PDF format) at this site free of charge.
Boreal Environment Research does not charge for submissions or article processing. For special issues, the page charge fee is 60 euros per page.