UCL Open: Environment invites submissions for a special issue focusing on Water and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This Special Series will focus on SDGs 6 (clean water and sanitation), 13 (climate action), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land), but submissions on other SDGs are also welcome if they address topics regarding water.

Published by UCL Press, UCL Open: Environment is a new open access (OA) journal where high-impact multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research is published that showcases radical and critical thinking on real world problems, with the aim of benefitting humanity.


Papers should be strongly inter- or multi-disciplinary either in terms of the author’s skill sets or subject. Discussion and research papers are equally welcome.

Submissions should cover an examination of progress on SDGs viewed from the perspective of the global water cycle, whether the indicators, targets and evidence available to us all, and deliver a more balanced view of water and how it might be best managed in future, are also welcomed for submission.

Articles will be judged on the merit and scientific validity (sound scholarship) of the work and the journal is inviting submissions from any grade of researcher, at all career stages, including early career researchers, professionals, and senior scholars.

For more information or to enquire about submission:

Deadline for submissions: 30th November 2021

Contact the Editors at uclopen.environment@ucl.ac.uk