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Elsevier Announces the Launch of a New Journal: Anthropocene

January 29, 2013

AMSTERDAM, January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new
journal, Anthropocene [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/anthropocene ].

As a quarterly journal Anthropocene will publish research focusing on the effect of
human activity on landscapes, oceans, the atmosphere, cryosphere, and ecosystems. Effects
are measured over a range of time and space scales – from global phenomena over geologic
eras to single isolated events – including changes to the exchanges, linkages, and
feedbacks among the systems. Articles included will aim to address how human influence on
earth may produce a distinct geological record, and how these signals may compare with the
great perturbations in history. In addition, theoretical and empirical contributions
linking societal responses to human-induced landscape change are also published.

Anthropocene will be edited by Professor Anne Chin of the University of Colorado, who
will be supported by a distinguished team of Associate Editors and an Editorial Board,
including leading researchers in stakeholder fields such as climate change, ecology and
land use.

“How earth will continue to evolve under increasing human interactions will
undoubtedly represent one of the major challenges in the coming decades. As such, there is
a growing need for a new, interdisciplinary area of research on understanding and
predicting these changes. The importance of this new field in maintaining a sustainable
earth for future generations provides the impetus for launching this journal,” said
Professor Chin.

“The study of human influences on earth’s systems has been on the agenda in many
scientific fields for some time now. In addition there is a need to foster academic
studies at greater levels of integration across these fields,” said Dan Lovegrove, Geology
Publisher at Elsevier. “With the launch of Anthropocene, Elsevier aims to stimulate and
support both goals by providing a dedicated forum for a much more efficient exchange of
ideas within this wide spectrum of disciplines.”

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employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC
[http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of professional information
solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly
owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext
Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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