Fast Publication in Environmental Science

Elsevier aims to offer you the fastest possible speed of publication, without compromising on the quality of our peer-review process. This is a promise the editorial and publishing teams work hard to keep.

Current review and production time averages for our Environmental Science journals* are highlighted below:

Journal First decision
submission to
first decision in weeks
Review speed
submission to
final decision in weeks
First online
acceptance to
citable online in weeks
Acta Oecologica 8.24 10.96 4.09
Aquatic Toxicology 4.09 7.49 1.34
Biological Conservation 4.22 6.92 4.33
Chemosphere 7.39 10.05 5.03
Climate Risk Management 14.76 24.89 1.89
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 10.18 19.50 3.85
Ecological Complexity 11.49 23.24 5.28
Ecological Economics 8.09 15.78 3.75
Ecological Engineering 13.28 18.43 4.21
Ecological Indicators 8.16 15.60 4.59
Ecological Informatics 17.47 23.32 1.79
Ecological Modelling 7.67 12.30 4.24
Ecosystem Services 14.91 23.25 4.75
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 5.55 8.95 4.90
Environment International 2.30 4.20 4.03
Environmental Development 2.78 6.55 2.38
Environmental Impact Assessment Review 4.88 9.47 3.53
Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 9.62 27.15 4.50
Environmental Modelling and Software 10.70 15.47 4.25
Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management 7.95 9.94 2.48
Environmental Pollution 2.64 4.07 3.88
Environmental Research 3.56 7.02 5.96
Environmental Science and Policy 6.81 9.52 5.19
Environmental Technology & Innovation 7.18 8.76 7.95
Forest Policy and Economics 10.53 22.21 4.41
Global Ecology and Conservation 3.50 6.97 2.65
Global Environmental Change 6.28 10.09 5.55
Gondwana Research 4.64 11.64 3.22
International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 4.70 10.24 5.79
International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation 6.72 10.94 4.42
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 7.85 13.73 4.69
Journal of Arid Environments 10.33 16.33 4.04
Journal of Environmental Management 4.72 7.59 5.91
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 6.42 13.63 4.01
Journal of Hydro-environment Research 8.58 17.97 4.53
Remote Sensing of Environment 6.32 13.14 6.00
Resources, Conservation & Recycling 5.28 7.84 4.45
Science of the Total Environment 3.66 5.75 3.53
Urban Climate 12.40 25.27 4.68
Waste Management 5.94 7.64 4.33
Weather and Climate Extremes 21.05 30.16 3.09

Information on timeframe and definitions.

Every year we aim to improve the publication speed. It’s just one of the many reasons you should submit your research to one of Elsevier’s Environmental Science journals.

*The journals featured represent a selection of journals from Environmental Science.