The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses is brought together by a common concern for the science of, and social responses to, climate change. We seek to build an epistemic community to make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. The journal is defined by our Research Network scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

  • Theme 1: Scientific Evidence
  • Theme 2: Assessing Impacts in Divergent Ecosystems
  • Theme 3: Human Impacts and Impacts on Humans
  • Theme 4: Technical, Political, and Social Responses

Our Model

We are working to change the way in which knowledge is produced, validated, and shared within member-based Research Networks.

Intellectual Excellence

We take research integrity seriously, following standards and best practices established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We’re also active members of key industry associations: Association of American Publishers, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, The Society for Scholarly Publishing, and Crossref.

Wide Reach

We are committed to expanding the visibility, reach, and impact of research from the Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Research Network. Journals in The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses can be found in numerous databases, accessible via the libraries of institutional subscribers, and in the CGScholar Bookstore for current Research Network Members.

Participatory Process

Decisions of what is published come from reviewers that are Members of the Research Network ensuring the knowledge is validated in horizontal social knowledge relations. Review scores are based on a clearly articulated rubric, and the result is a peer-review process that is scrupulously fair in its assessments while at the same time offering carefully structured and constructive feedback that enhances the quality of the published article.


A publishing process that is without prejudice to institutional affiliation, stage in career, national origins, or disciplinary perspectives. If the article is excellent, and has been systematically and independently assessed as such, it will be published.


Authors and reviewers, as Research Network members, gain subscriber access to the journal collection, ensuring that the product of their labor is also accessible to them.

Hybrid Open Access

We fully support the general principles of open and accessible research and seek to work collaboratively with all stakeholders in this time of disruptive change. We offer a variety of Open Access options to make your research accessible and make accessibility affordable.

Rolling Deadlines

You can submit your article at any time throughout the year. The rolling submission deadlines, corresponding with the publication of journal issues, are as follows:

Submission Timeline

Submission Round 1 15 January
Submission Round 2 15 April
Submission Round 3 15 July
Submission Round 4 15 October

Rights Agreement Pathways

You can submit a manuscript and complete peer-review at zero cost. After completing Peer Review you will be notified that your work has entered the Rights Agreement phase. In this phase you'll be asked to select an appropriate contract from the following options:

All Rights Reserved

+ Green Open Access

Green Open Access

  • Authors are permitted to submit the Accepted Manuscript (AM) version of their manuscript with a CC-BY or CC-BY-ND license, if required, to their funding body or institution for inclusion in their funding body or institution's database, archive or designated repository. This is the version of the paper accepted for publication after changes resulting from peer review but before editing, formatting, and production of the final PDF by CGRN staff.

All Rights Reserved + Green Open Access $150 USD

Open Access


Open Access (CC BY-NC-ND)

Open Access (CC BY-NC-ND) $425 USD

Gold Open Access


Gold Open Access (CC-BY)

  • Creative Commons License (Attribution 4.0 International)
  • Allows Archiving, Distribution, and Re-use, with attribution
  • Anyone may archive the article
  • Anyone may distribute the article
  • Anyone may re-use the article, including commercial use

Open Access (CC-BY) $625 USD

Submit Your Article

Use the button below to submit your manuscript for review to the journal.

Or you can use the generic portal in CGPublisher, the journal management tool used by our Research Network, to submit. If you do, select this Research Network and your desired journal in Article Basics.

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