Call for papers: Humans in the Earth System

Related GLP Member: Alan Di Vittorio

Dear Colleagues,

The evolution of the Earth system is governed by both natural and anthropogenic processes and their interactions. Environmental conditions provide opportunities and constraints for human activities that in turn change many aspects of the Earth system (including the conditions affecting human activity). Understanding such feedbacks is becoming extremely important as the impacts of both changing conditions and human activities are increasing in magnitude and spatial extent. Climate mitigation strategies are prominent examples of purposeful feedbacks in which humans attempt to change conditions in order to lessen negative impacts on human systems. While such strategies are widely discussed, most research and understanding is limited to either human or environmental systems, or to simple one-way effects of one system upon the other. Advancing human capacity for dealing with global change requires an integrated perspective with humans in the Earth system. This Special Issue aims to present cutting-edge research that can help us to understand feedbacks between humans and the environment by using approaches that integrate human and environmental systems, including modeling, observational, theoretical, and applied studies at local to global scales.

Dr. Alan V. Di Vittorio
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Geosciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.