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 in the past have been offered a free submission to the journal in appreciation for timely reviews. If you have a letter inviting a free submission, you are eligible for a submission fee waiver. To use a waiver please contact the Journal Manager (, and attach the original invitation letter. Once your eligibility is confirmed, the Journal Manager will advise you on how to proceed with your submission.

Data Profile
This journal encourages authors to submit a Data Profile with their article. The Data Profile is a structured summary of the data that have been used for the research described in the article, including brief descriptions and hyperlinks to data sets where applicable. It is displayed with the online (HTML) article on ScienceDirect to allow readers easy access to underlying data sets. With the Data Profile, Elsevier supports authors to make their publications more transparent, reproducible, and of greater utility for their readers. For more information, please visit

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.