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IOPP appoints Dr Radhika Khosla

IOP Publishing has announced the appointment of Dr Radhika Khosla as the new editor-in-chief of its environmental research journal Environmental Research Letters.

IOPP appoints Dr Radhika Khosla
Dr Khosla: “Dr Kammen has left a fantastic legacy with Environmental Research Letters and one I am excited to take on.”

IOP Publishing (IOPP) says Dr Khosla, associate professor at the School of Geography and the Environment and research director of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Oxford, will take a leading role in the progression of Environmental Research Letters (ERL) at a critical time for environmental studies.

Dr Khosla brings extensive knowledge on interdisciplinary and multi-country programmes on the future of cooling which examines the unprecedented increase in cooling energy demand and its relationship to the sustainable development goals. As programme leader of the ZERO Institute and co-investigator of Oxford Net Zero, she is passionate about bringing together research on zero-carbon energy systems from across the University of Oxford and beyond, mirroring ERL’s mission to bring together global environmental research in an open and trusted platform, added the publisher.

IOPP says Dr Khosla is taking over the role from Dr Daniel Kammen, professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, who has held the position since the journal launched in 2006. During his time as editor-in-chief, Dr Kammen has developed ERL into a well-respected open access journal covering all areas of environmental science. ERL is now the flagship journal of IOP Publishing’s Environmental Research Series – an expanding collection of open access, multi-disciplinary journals developed to support global research communities across the most critical areas of environmental science.

ERL publishes environmental research on issues worldwide with topics including wildfires and their effects on health and land use, evaluations of renewable energy sources for different communities, tribal land loss due to dams, and decarbonisation of the global shipping industry, added the publisher. Research published in ERL has featured in numerous national newspapers including The Guardian and The Washington Post.

Dr Khosla says of her new appointment: “Dr Kammen has left a fantastic legacy with Environmental Research Letters and one I am excited to take on. The journal provides a much-needed space for researchers to publish work that addresses society’s most pressing issues. As the world faces a changing climate and a growing population’s demands for well-being, the need for innovative interdisciplinary environmental research, and trusted, robust methods to disseminate this research, is more important than ever.”

Dr Tim Smith, Head of Journal Portfolio Development at IOP Publishing says: “Environmental Research Letters is now established as an essential open access journal for the environmental science community and Dr Kammen has been a driving force behind making this happen. Our ambitions for ERL as the flagship journal of our expanding Environmental Research series remain high and under Dr Khosla’s new leadership as Editor-in-Chief, with the wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm that she will bring, we are looking forward to a bright future in meeting the publishing needs of environmental scientists around the world.”

IOPP says to submit your research for consideration to Environmental Research Letters please visit the journal submission page.

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