Carbon Balance and Management
Publisher: BioMed Central
Carbon Balance and Management is an open access, peer-reviewed online
journal that encompasses all aspects of research aimed developing a
comprehensive, policy relevant understanding of the global carbon cycle.
The global carbon cycle involves important couplings between climate,
atmospheric CO2 and the terrestrial and oceanic biospheres. The current
transformation of the carbon cycle due to changes in climate and atmospheric
composition is widely recognized as potentially dangerous for the biosphere
and for the well-being of humankind, and therefore monitoring, understanding
and predicting the evolution of the carbon cycle in the context of the whole
biosphere (both terrestrial and marine) is a challenge to the scientific
This demands interdisciplinary research and new approaches for studying
geographical and temporal distributions of carbon pools and fluxes, control
and feedback mechanisms of the carbon-climate system, points of intervention
and windows of opportunity for managing the carbon-climate-human system.
Carbon Balance and Management is a medium for researchers in the field to
convey the results of their research across disciplinary boundaries. Through
this dissemination of research, the journal aims to support the work of the
Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and to provide
governmental and non-governmental organizations with instantaneous access to
continually emerging knowledge, including paradigm shifts and consensual
Carbon Balance and Management considers the following types of articles:
* Research - this is a section for publishing research results, short papers
that present conceptual advances, discoveries, innovations in research
techniques and methods.
* Methodology articles - this is a section for publishing progress reports,
short papers (less than 2000 words) that focus on recently published series
of papers that are setting a new research framework in a particular field of
carbon cycle studies. A progress report is a self-review of the author's
achievements related to a single topical aspect of the field rather than a
survey of the author's publications.
* Review articles - this is a section for publishing collective views,
papers that present a consensus on a framework for coordinated research, or
on the state of the art in a particular field of global carbon cycle
studies. They should not focus on the author's own work and should not
exceed 3000 words.
* Commentary articles - this is a section for publishing persuasive and
controversial comments on research results published in Carbon Balance
Management. They should be understandable to readers who are not researchers
themselves but who are interested in research. They are usually 500 words.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Carbon Balance and
Management using the online submission system.
Dr Georgii Alexandrov
Senior Research Scientist
Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Professor Robert Dickinson
Georgia Institute of Technology
Professor Takehisa Oikawa
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 1:4 (13 July 2006)
Date: 14 July 2006