An important function of the Joint Program is to improve education about global changes and contribute to informed public debate about potential problems, uncertainties, and the implications of various policy measures. To this end, our research team is actively publishing the results of our work as it becomes available, in professional journals, on the web, and in the popular press.

Publication in peer-reviewed literature is a crucial component of the communication effort, both for presentation of results to relevant professional audiences and for establishing credibility of our other, less-technical communications.

Another important channel for distributing research results is the series of Joint Program Reports and Technical Notes published on this website and distributed in hard copy without charge upon request.

The program's publications are available in three categories:

  • Joint Program Reports - Our Report Series is intended to communicate research results, and provide useful reviews and commentaries on many aspects of the global issues on which we focus our work.
  • Peer-Reviewed Research - Including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and our Reprint Series, which provides access to our work that has appeared in professional journals and peer-reviewed books.
  • Other Publications - Including the program's annual Energy and Climate Outlook, tri-annual Global Changes newsletter, conference proceedings, congressional testimonies, and student theses.

Abstracts of most of these publications, and many of the full documents, are accessible through ADVANCED SEARCH. Essentially all documents that have been published by the program are provided in PDF format and can be viewed using Acrobat Reader.

Paper copies of most program documents can also be obtained by request, in limited quantities. Requested documents that are available will be mailed to any domestic or international postal address for no charge.

For most other publications emenating from the program's efforts — but issued by external publishers — citations and abstracts are included and available through Advanced Search. Whenever possible, links are also provided to the publisher's website where the full document may be accessible.