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Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning

The Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning  is an international journal that provides a forum for the critical analysis of environmental policy and planning. It explores the environmental dimensions of common policies such as spatial planning (urban, rural and marine), natural resource management, agriculture and food, fisheries, water, energy and transport, all stages in the policy and planning processes from formulation to implementation, and the interactions between governments and markets, the strategies of non-governmental organizations and business in relation to the environment, natural resources and land-use.

The Journal invites original papers applying approaches from the political and social sciences, political economy, human geography, planning and cultural studies. Papers addressing any of the following areas are of particular interest:

  • Theoretically guided studies that enhance the understanding of the environmental policy process;
  • Analyses of environmental governance at different spatial levels;
  • Research into political and planning responses to particular environmental problems, on a global, regional or local scale;
  • Contributions on policy instruments, environmental management and environmental and sustainability assessment techniques;
  • Comparative studies and evaluations of cross-national learning and policy development.

The Journal publishes papers that critically engage with theories and analytical approaches which can be applied in environmental policy or planning studies and thus contribute to broader debates. Descriptive narratives, case studies and analyses not engaging with such theories and debates are usually not considered for publication. The Journal is keen to promote inter-disciplinary social science perspectives on both the theory and methodology for analyzing contemporary environmental issues.

Peer Review Statement
Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning is an international, ranked, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research contributions to scientific knowledge.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind and submission is online via ScholarOne.