Call for Papers: Ocean Acidification

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2015 Quarterly Theme, Issue 2

Submissions accepted now through March 20, 2015

Phytoplankton bloom off the coast of Norway. Image Credit: NASA, MODIS

Phytoplankton bloom off the coast of Norway. Image Credit: NASA, MODIS, an IEEE-sponsored online scientific journal, is soliciting articles of 800 to 3,000 words for its second 2015 quarterly theme on Ocean Acidification (OA). We seek contributions from relevant disciplines and all regions of the globe. These can address current and emerging research issues, approaches, techniques or applications; community, state, and/or international initiatives; and other topics related to regional and global science, impacts, adaptation and policy. Submissions should include 2-3 visuals relevant to the content. Visuals may be graphs, charts, photographs or other appropriate images.

Specific topics of interest include:

  • Emerging science: pioneering applied research including ocean acidification in the context of other stressors, such as eutrophication, hypoxia and climate change.
  • Emerging technology: innovative, accurate and affordable technology to measure aspects of the carbonate cycle or biological indicators of ocean acidification, including autonomous in-situ instrumentation, experimental systems and satellite products or algorithms to predict or forecast OA conditions or impacts in different ecosystems or regions.
  • Societal concerns: potential effects of ocean acidification on human communities, including economic impacts, food security concerns and implications for human health.
  • Community initiatives:åÊåÊprofiles of organizations, programs and projects that areåÊtaking action to better understand, adapt to, and mitigate ocean acidification on local, state, regional, national and international scales.

We invite you to submit an article and become part of a growing, professionally diverse community and global readership network working to build the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). We welcome articles about programs, projects, organizations, examples of interdisciplinary and/or cross-regional research latest discoveries, and unusual findings. We also publish opinion essays, and book and art reviews.

Important dates: Queries to the editors may be sent at any time. Submission of original articles and other content will be accepted until March 20, 2015. Submissions must be in English. Submit inquiries and articles to Managing Editor Jeff Kart at

Publication: All accepted contributions will undergo review by subject-matter experts, be published online from March 20-June 21, 2015, at, and be freely accessible to the public. Earthzine does not charge authors for publishing.

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Guest Editor

Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Jewett

Director, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program


Guest Editor

Dr. Shallin Busch

Ecologist, Ocean Acidification Program and Northwest Fisheries Science Center,åÊNOAA

Managing Editor

Jeff Kart



Dr. Paul E. Racette