Challenges is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal that welcomes contributions to any problem, or any aspect of the Grand Challenges facing our world and our societies today. It is published  semiannually online by MDPI and addresses the pressing need to accelerate integrated cross-sectoral discourse towards collaborative solutions. inVIVO Planetary Health is affiliated with Challenges.
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  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 22.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Topic in Atmosphere, Challenges, Climate, Geosciences
The Arctic Atmosphere: Climate and Weather Editor-in-Chief: John Walsh
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Special Issue in Challenges
Project Earthrise: For the World We Want to Live In (including Manuscripts from the 2020 inVIVO Planetary Health Annual Conference) Guest Editors: Susan L. Prescott, Ganesa R. Wegienka, Nicole Redvers, Jake Robinson
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Special Issue in Challenges
Challenges in Education/Higher Education during COVID-19 Guest Editor: Carol Nash
Deadline: 30 November 2021
Special Issue in Challenges
Challenges in Work and Employment during the COVID-19 Pandemic Guest Editors: Satu Kalliola, Tuula Heiskanen
Deadline: 15 December 2021
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