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About the Journal

Carbon Footprints (CF) is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Aims and Scope

Carbon Footprints is an international journal dedicated to publishing all aspects of the knowledge on greenhouse gases produced directly or indirectly to support human activities. The journal will cover original research articles, short communications, analytical reviews, and scientific opinions/commentaries on the subject.

The term carbon footprint refers to the emissions of all greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons, and is expressed as the amount (tons) of CO2 produced during a given period.

Our objective is to advance the understanding of the extent of the carbon footprint associated with various human activities, the patterns and processes governing it, and the nature of interactions between carbon footprint and other environmental factors that influence ecosystem services.

As the awareness about the seriousness of the high carbon footprint is increasing at all local, regional, and global levels, this journal will provide a forum for discussion of the problem and presentation of science-based management approaches to addressing the issues. It is aimed not only at the scientific and academic community but environmental managers, policy experts, and others concerned with the sustainable use of environmental resources. 

Carbon footprint is a broad topic encompassing major sectors of human activities such as land-use systems, energy, and transportation. The journal will focus primarily on issues related to land-use systems such as agriculture and forestry. Other major sectors such as energy and transportation will also be considered in accordance with the broad concept of the journal’s title.

Contributions reporting results of investigations on topics of fundamental or applied nature on biophysical and socioeconomic issues are welcome. Excessively descriptive accounts and repetitions of well-established findings are discouraged. Results of field studies must be relevant to a context wider than the specific location where the study was undertaken and provide new insight or make a significant contribution to the knowledge base.


The journal is owned by OAE Publishing Inc.

Publishing Model

Gold open access. All articles published by CF are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately from the date of publication. For further information, please refer to Open Access.

Copyright and License to Publish

Articles in CF are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). The CC BY 4.0 allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials and is preferred by many research funding bodies. Under this license users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution for any purposes, even commercially, provided that the users appropriately acknowledge the original authors and the source.

Copyright is retained by authors. Authors are required to sign a License to Publish (which can be downloaded from the journal's Author Instructions), granting CF, which identifies itself as the original publisher, exclusive rights to publish their articles, and granting any third party the right to use the articles freely as long as the integrity is maintained and the original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Editorial Board

For more information about the editorial team, please refer to Editorial Board.

Editorial Policies

All manuscripts submitted to CF should adhere to CF's Editorial Policies.

Peer Review

The journal adheres to a rigorous peer review process and undergoes single-blind peer review. For more details, please refer to Editorial Process and Peer Review Guidelines.

Journal Information and Statistics

  • Publication model: Open access
  • Frequency: Quarterly


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