Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Journal: Nature Climate Change

It's not often that we blog about a new journal title.  Then again, libraries don't often add individual journal titles anymore.  We get most of our electronic journals either in publisher groupings like Sage Journals Online and Wiley Online Library, or through general aggregators like EBSCOhost (who produces databases like Academic Search Complete and MEDLINE with Full Text).

But we just added a new single serial title, from the publisher of Nature, called Nature Climate Change.  Not only does this journal focus on one of the hottest (if you'll excuse the pun) science topics in society today, but it does so from a holistic approach.

The original Nature said of the new journal's launch in 2011: "This journal focuses as much on the impacts of climate change as on its origins and mechanisms. And for the first time within the Nature-branded stable, the journal is explicitly set up to include the social sciences within its remit, with a trained social scientist on its staff, and a panel of social-science advisers to help us to penetrate territory that lies beyond our traditional zones of engagement."  (And social scientists like APA psychologists took note!)

The journal describes itself this way: "Nature Climate Change publishes original research across the physical and social sciences and strives to synthesize interdisciplinary research. The journal follows the standards for high-quality science set by all Nature-branded journals and is committed to publishing top-tier original research in all areas relating to climate change through a fair and rigorous review process, access to a broad readership, high standards of copy editing and production, rapid publication and independence from academic societies and others with vested interests.

In addition to publishing original research, Nature Climate Change provides a forum for discussion among leading experts through the publication of opinion, analysis and review articles. It also highlights the most important developments in the field through Research Highlights and publishes original reporting from renowned science journalists in the form of feature articles."

If you'd like to read a promotional brochure about the journal, click here.

Our subscription starts with 2013, and we hope to build from there.  If you are interested in this important subject, we hope you'll make use of this journal.  Here is the latest issue.

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