Author Portal

ARC3.3 will be published between 2022 - 2024 by Cambridge University Press in their new Elements Series. Elements are free-standing, peer-reviewed assessments on the state of climate change in global cities. Each Element is 40-75 journal-sized pages with 25,000 - 30,000 words total.


ARC3.3 Author Roles

Coordinating Lead Author (CLA)

  • Make executive decisions on element with other CLAs
  • Organize structure and general direction of element
  • Touch point for lead authors and contributing authors


  • Represent UCCRN through regional hubs
  • Facilitate relationship between UCCRN and regional representatives

Lead Author Author (LA)

  • Responsible for writing 1 or more sections of the Element
  • Provide expertise in particular areas

Contributing / Case Study Author (CA/CSA)

  • Research and develop the body of Assessment Reports and case studies
  • Help Lead Authors write a section; contribute a research graphic/figure

Element Scientist (ES)

  • Coordinate progress within each Element
  • Communicate with Contributing / Case Study Authors (CA/CSA), Lead Authors (LA), and Coordinating Lead Authors (CLAs)
  • Engage in literature review, manage citations and figures, may contribute to writing of a section


ARC3.3 Editorial Roles 

Principal Editors include Bill Solecki, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Minal Pathak, Martha Barata, Aliyu Salisu Barau, and Maria Dombrov

Editorial Board is composed of UCCRN Regional Hub Coordinators


Template, Style Guide, and Formatting

Case Study Template:

  • Document: ARC3.3 Case Study Template Final 12.7.21 with Data Collection Protocol


  • Document: Elements-Author-Guidelines
  • Document: Elements-Author-Style-Guidelines
  • Document: ARC3.3 Page Dimensions & Word Counts

Submission Checklist:

  • Document: Editable-Manuscript-Submission Checklist


Citation Tools

Zotero citation management tool


Additional questions should be directed to UCCRN Coordinator/ ARC3.3 Project Manager, Maria Dombrov, [email protected] with a cc to [email protected].