We invite papers that explore the interface between environmental, social and behavioral sciences to demonstrate interesting and new directions in articulating research questions that could generate new insights and innovative solutions. In doing so the Journal stimulates exchanges between traditional scientific knowledge on the environment, with the experiential knowledge of management practitioners and policy professionals. It is interested in studies that explore the relevance and understanding of global concepts such as sustainable development and solutions to challenges like climate change mitigation and adaptation at local, context specific scales.
Further it links environmental research to broader issues of economic growth and social-cultural changes, and strives to shorten delays between research and publication, while ensuring thorough peer review. Environmental Development also creates a forum for transnational research, communication, discussion and global action.
All submissions to Environmental Development are reviewed using the criteria of quality, originality, precision, importance of topic and insights, clarity of exposition, which are in keeping with the Journal's aims and scope. Submissions to the Journal may be rejected based on an internal review by the Editor-in-Chief under the general category, "out-of-scope" if they fail to satisfy one or more of the above set of criteria. Since the total number of annual submissions to the Journal continues to grow rapidly, we will not be able to provide detailed explanations of reasons for desk-rejection of individual submissions. Once a manuscript has been accepted for peer-review we do our utmost to expedite the review process and inform authors of the outcome as quickly as possible.
The following categories of contributions are welcome:
All submissions to Environmental Development are reviewed using the general criteria of quality, originality, precision, importance of topic and insights, clarity of exposition, which are in keeping with the journal's aims and scope. Five categories of contributions are welcome:
- Original research papers; theoretical and methodological development; analysis of quantitative and qualitative data; scenario's and modeling; regional case-studies, comparative and transnational studies; policy evaluation and monitoring; development of management tools and policy instruments (select Article type "Research Paper" when submitting your paper to the editorial submission system)
- Reviews of the state of the art. (select Article type "Review article" when submitting your paper to the editorial submission system)
- Discussions/communications: Trend reports, emerging issues, early warnings. (select Article type "Discussion" when submitting your paper to the editorial submission system)
- News and views: (select Article type "News" when submitting your paper to the editorial submission system)
- Book reviews (select Article type "Book review" when submitting your paper to the editorial submission system)
- Communications from the Editor in Chief and Subject Editors (select Article type "Editorial" when submitting your paper to the editorial submission system)
- Letters to the editor, replies to correspondence from authors (select Article type "Correspondence" when submitting your paper to the editorial submission system)
Check list for prospective authors and journal communication:
Original research papers submitted to Environmental Development should have background in natural and social sciences and do at least 2 of the following:
- Present original and novel research on emerging issues and solutions for environmental or ecological problems
- Present research work in an international or multinational context
- Highlight the policy implications of research work for natural resource management, environmental feedbacks or global change
Communications and commentaries submitted to Environmental Development should deal with emerging issues OR solutions for environmental or ecological problems relating to:
- Natural resource management
- Environmental feedbacks
- Global change
- The interface between economic development and environmental protection
The journal is open to special issues addressing exciting themes, as long as these consist of very coherent and high-quality contributions. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief for further information regarding Special Issues: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Issue volume||Issue year||Planned ship date||Actual ship date|
|37C||2021||Mar 25, 2021||Mar 16, 2021|
|38C||2021||Jun 16, 2021||Apr 14, 2021|
|39C||2021||Sep 07, 2021||Sep 02, 2021|
|40C||2021||Nov 29, 2021|
|41C||2022||Mar 25, 2022|
|42C||2022||Jun 16, 2022|
|43C||2022||Sep 07, 2022|
|44C||2022||Nov 29, 2022|