Anthropocene - ISSN 2213-3054
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.829 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.212 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 3.39 (2019) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
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Volumes: Volume 4
Issues: 4 issues
ISSN: 22133054
Editor-in-Chief: Chin

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Anthropocene is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal answering questions about the nature, scale and extent of interactions between people and Earth processes and systems. The scope of the journal includes the significance of human activities in altering Earth's landscapes, oceans, the atmosphere, cryosphere, and ecosystems over a range of time and space scales - from global phenomena over geologic eras to single isolated events - including the linkages, couplings, and feedbacks among physical, chemical, and biological components of Earth systems. The journal also addresses how such alterations can have profound effects on, and implications for, human society. As the scale and pace of human interactions with Earth systems have intensified in recent decades, understanding human-induced alterations in the past and present is critical to our ability to anticipate, mitigate, and adapt to changes in the future. The journal aims to provide a venue to focus research findings, discussions, and debates toward advancing predictive understanding of human interactions with Earth systems - one of the grand challenges of our time.

The journal seeks contributions focused on the following themes:

  1. The early 'Anthropocene': How and when did past human interactions with Earth systems register in the geologic and environmental records?
  2. Quantitative evidences and causes of large-scale human impacts; and illustrating their significance toward the future.
  3. Couplings among bio-physical and human processes, including societal responses to human-induced environmental change.
  4. Managing risk toward human-environmental sustainability in an 'Anthropocene' 21st century.

Anthropocene welcomes the following types of manuscripts that meet the Aims and Scope of the journal:
  • Original research articles that pose and answer significant questions toward advancing understanding of human interactions with Earth systems. Substantial new data and analyses must support these articles. The typical length of text is in the 5000-7000 word range. Research articles may include specific case studies if these studies demonstrate theoretical significance and broad systemic relevance.
  • Review papers that assess the state of knowledge of a particular subfield or topic and point toward future research needs and directions. These review articles, with a typical length within 8000 words, may include some new data or synthesis of existing data that produce new understanding.
  • Viewpoint short communications that address timely topics, comprising 2000-3000 words.