How to submit
We accept articles covering various aspects of climate change, mainly related to physical sciences, but also articles about economy and energy related to climate change. We accept research articles, commentaries, essays and review papers.
For comments to articles in SCC and replies to comments, also called debate papers, we have the following rules:
- Length of a debate peper shall not exceed 5 journal pages, including figures, tables, and references
- Commens and reply to comments will be critically assessed/reviewed
- Claims must be substantiated as in ordinary articles
- Insulting language is not accepted
- If comment and reply are accepted, they will be published side by side
For ordinary comments or essays we have a limit of 10 pages. Longer essays may also be accepted.
When an article is submitted, the editor will read it and decide if it is fit for the jounal, and give answer to the author within a few days. The answer depends also on having available a guest editor in our Editorial Board to organize the reviews.
If accepted for review further correspondence takes place between guest-editor and author. Final decision about publication is taken by the Editor.
We publish Open Access. The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Interantional Licence BY-NC. This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.
To cover expenses we introduce a modest fee for papers submitted after April 1, 2023. This fee will be different for articles, commentaries and debate papers. Payment is due when a paper is accepted for publication. Instructions will then be sent to the author. The fee is NOK 4 000 for an article, NOK 2 000 for Commentary and NOK 1 000 for a Debate paper.
To accept a paper submission, we require it written into our SCC Word Template which is found at the SSC Website.
The author is fully responsible for the grammar and spelling, and in particular for the reference list, where as many as possible of the items should have a working digital address.