Impact Factor: 1.423 (2021) and 1.589 (five-year)
ISSN: 1239-6095 / eISSN: 1797-2469
Impact Factor: 1.423 (2021)
ISSN: 1239-6095 / eISSN: 1797-2469
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About the Journal

Boreal Environment Research is a truly open-access, peer-reviewed journal publishing articles online with no cost to authors. Published articles are freely accessible here and can be deposited to 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. These issues may incur charges, see the Special Issues section for details.

Scope of the Journal

The journal publishes original, previously unpublished research reports, reviews, and commentaries on various aspects of the boreal and Arctic environments and their natural resources. This encompasses topics such as environmental problems, their assessment, understanding, and resolution, as well as sustainable resource utilization. The definition of "boreal" is inclusive and encompasses northern polar, subpolar, and hemiboreal conditions, biomes, and ecosystems. The Arctic is defined as the geographic region surrounding the North Pole.

The journal emphasizes a holistic approach in environmental sciences, connecting pressures from sources of pollution to their impacts on the environment through processes in various media. Articles covering monitoring, experimental, theoretical, and modeling studies, as well as combinations of these, are all welcome.

Publication Policy

Creative Commons License

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.

Copyright Statement

Authors 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.

The authors warrants that:

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 authors to reproduce or re-use parts of their original material without permission. If, however, the authors 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.


Permission issued by the Board should be obtained by:

In both cases, appropriate acknowledgements of the source(s) must be given.

The authors may reproduce or re-use parts of their original material that was first published in the journal without needing further permission.

Permission requests or inquiries should be sent to the Managing Editor.


All articles in Boreal Environment Research are freely available in PDF format on the journal's website, as it is a truly open-access publication.


Boreal Environment Research does not charge for submissions or article processing. For special issues, the page charge fee is 60 euros per page.