Guide for Authors

The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management publishes theoretical and empirical papers devoted to specific natural resource and environmental issues. For consideration, papers should (1) contain a substantial element embodying the linkage between economic systems and environmental and natural resources systems or (2) be of significant importance in understanding the management of policy issues related to the natural environment. Although the general orientation of the journal is toward economics, interdisciplinary papers by researchers in other fields of interest to resource and environmental economists are welcome. The journal is intended to be of interest not only to research economists but also to the scientific community concerned with resource and environmental management research.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout on one side of 8.5 x 11-inch or A4 white paper. Pages should be numbered consecutively as follows:

Title Page (With Author Details)
The Title Page (With Author Details) should contain the article title, authors' name and complete affiliations, footnotes to the title, a running title of less than 50 characters, and the address for manuscript correspondence (including e-mail address and telephone and fax numbers). This page must be uploaded as a separate submission item.

Blinded Manuscript (No Author Details)
The Blinded Manuscript (No Author Details) must contain the article title and a single paragraph abstract summarizing the main findings of the paper in less than 150 words. After the abstract a list of up to 10 key words that will be useful for indexing or searching should be included. The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, and tables) should start right after the keywords. No identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations, may appear anywhere in the document. This file must be uploaded as a separate submission item.

References may be cited in the text by Arabic numerals in brackets, e.g., [1], [2], or by the use of author-date, e.g. Arrow (1971); the latter style is preferred. Journal titles may be listed in full; abbreviations are also allowable, see "Abbreviations of Names of Serials" reviewed in Mathematical Reviews (Mathematical Reviews Annual Index. American Mathematical Society, 1990) for format.

Although the submission software supports Office 2007 documents, it cannot read the Office Math Markup Language (OMML) that is used. This causes equations to be distorted in the PDF that is created. When using Word authors should save their file as a Word 2003 (.doc) file before uploading, to ensure the equations translate properly.

Figures should be in a finished form suitable for publication. Number figures consecutively with Arabic numerals. Lettering on drawings should be professional quality or generated by high-resolution computer graphics and must be large enough to withstand appropriate reduction for publication. Illustrations in color can be accepted only if the authors defray the cost.

Tables should be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals in order of appearance in the text. Type each table double-spaced on a separate page with a short descriptive title typed directly above and with essential footnotes below. Authors should submit complex tables as camera-ready copy.

All manuscripts should be submitted at Elsevier's online Editorial System website: Instructions regarding the appropriate formatting are given below.

Submission Fees Policy
The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management handles a submission fee of US $100 (full fee) for all unsolicited manuscripts submitted for publication. There is a reduced fee for full-time students (US $50). There are no page charges. Submissions will only be considered after payment of the submission fee via SubmissionStart. The submission fee is non-refundable and a paper may be rejected by the Editors without being sent for review, should a paper be inconsistent with the Aims and Scope of the Journal as set out on the Journal website, or not adhere to the style requirements as outlined in the Guide for Authors. The submission fees are used to support journal related activities.

Note on Submission Fee Waivers
JEEM reviewers who submit their reports on-time are entitled to one submission fee waiver with the journal. The waiver must be used within one year of completion of the on-time review. When submitting your paper to JEEM, please notify the Journal Manager ( of your eligibility for the waiver, including the reference number of the manuscript you reviewed with your submission.

The Editors now encourage submissions of short papers and notes to JEEM. For consideration, manuscripts should be no more than 3,000 words, although modestly longer papers will be considered. Authors are required to obtain a word count by uploading a modified PDF of their submission to This PDF should INCLUDE only the main body of the text and footnotes and endnotes. This PDF should EXCLUDE the title, author names, abstract, acknowledgment footnote, reference list, and exhibits. During the submission process, the author will be required to provide the word count number calculated by Manuscripts should contain no more than a total of 5 exhibits (tables and figures). Individual tables and figures are limited to one page each. Appendices will be published online ONLY. Please include the appendix with the manuscript submission. References should be kept to a minimum.RESEARCH DATA
This journal encourages and enables you to share data that supports your research publication where appropriate, and enables you to interlink the data with your published articles. Research data refers to the results of observations or experimentation that validate research findings. To facilitate reproducibility and data reuse, this journal also encourages you to share your software, code, models, algorithms, protocols, methods and other useful materials related to the project.
Below are a number of ways in which you can associate data with your article or make a statement about the availability of your data when submitting your manuscript. If you are sharing data in one of these ways, you are encouraged to cite the data in your manuscript and reference list. Please refer to the "References" section for more information about data citation. For more information on depositing, sharing and using research data and other relevant research materials, visit the research data page.

Data linking
If you have made your research data available in a data repository, you can link your article directly to the dataset. Elsevier collaborates with a number of repositories to link articles on ScienceDirect with relevant repositories, giving readers access to underlying data that give them a better understanding of the research described.
There are different ways to link your datasets to your article.
When available, you can directly link your dataset to your article by providing the relevant information in the submission system. For more information, visit the database linking page .
For supported data repositories a repository banner will automatically appear next to your published article on ScienceDirect.
In addition, you can link to relevant data or entities through identifiers within the text of your manuscript, using the following format: Database: xxxx (e.g., TAIR: AT1G01020; CCDC: 734053; PDB: 1XFN).

Mendeley Data
This journal supports Mendeley Data, enabling you to deposit any research data (including raw and processed data, video, code, software, algorithms, protocols, and methods) associated with your manuscript in a free-to-use, open access repository. During the submission process, after uploading your manuscript, you will have the opportunity to upload your relevant datasets directly to Mendeley Data. The datasets will be listed and directly accessible to readers next to your published article online.
For more information, visit the Mendeley Data for journals page.

Data statement
To foster transparency, we encourage you to state the availability of your data in your submission. This may be a requirement of your funding body or institution.
If your data is unavailable to access or unsuitable to post, you will have the opportunity to indicate why during the submission process, for example by stating that the research data is confidential. The statement will appear with your published article on ScienceDirect. For more information, visit the Data statement page.

Manuscripts submitted to JEEM must be written in English and double-spaced throughout. Margins must be at least one inch on all sides and fonts should be no smaller than 12-point. The manuscript must follow the formatting file system instructions listed above. The typical submission to the journal is on the order of 35 pages in length (including everything but the title and abstract pages, and excluding reviewers' appendices). JEEM will not normally consider for publication manuscripts exceeding 40-45 pages.

Original papers only will be considered. Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been and will not be submitted elsewhere, and that its submission for publication has been approved by all of the authors and by the institution where the work was carried out; further, that any person cited as a source of personal communications has approved such citation. Written authorization may be required at the Editor's discretion. Articles and any other material published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be construed to reflect the opinions of the Editor(s) and the Publisher.

Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if the manuscript is accepted for publication, copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to the Publisher. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions to reprint previously published figures, tables, and other material. Letters of permission should accompany the final submission.

Electronic Transmission of Accepted Manuscripts
Authors are to transmit the manuscript text and figures in electronic form after all revisions have been incorporated and the paper has been formally accepted for publication. An editable text file that exactly matches the final version, and high quality files for all figures, are required for publication. Editable text file formats include MS Word, Word Perfect, and TEX (not PDF files). TIF and EPS files are preferred for figures; PDF, DVI and PS files are not acceptable for this purpose. During production the manuscript will be edited according to the style of the journal, and authors must read the proofs carefully.

Highlights are a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings of the article. Highlights are optional and should be submitted in a separate file in the online submission system. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 85 characters, including spaces, per bullet point). See for examples.

Online proof correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our ProofCentral system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. The environment is similar to MS Word: in addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Copy Editor. Web-based proofing provides a faster and less error-prone process by allowing you to directly type your corrections, eliminating the potential introduction of errors.
If preferred, you can still choose to annotate and upload your edits on the PDF version. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to authors, including alternative methods to the online version and PDF. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately - please upload all of your corrections within 48 hours. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that Elsevier may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.