Ecological Economics

The Transdisciplinary Journal of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)





Editor-in-Chief::R.B. Howarth





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The journal is concerned with extending and integrating the study and management of nature's household (ecology) and humankind's household (economics). This integration is necessary because conceptual and professional isolation have led to economic and environmental policies which are mutually destructive rather than reinforcing in the long term. The journal is transdisciplinary in spirit and methodologically open.

Specific research areas covered include: valuation of natural resources, sustainable agriculture and development, ecologically integrated technology, integrated ecologic-economic modelling at scales from local to regional to global, implications of thermodynamics for economics and ecology, renewable resource management and conservation, critical assessments of the basic assumptions underlying current economic and ecological paradigms and the implications of alternative assumptions, economic and ecological consequences of genetically engineered organisms, and gene pool inventory and management, alternative principles for valuing natural wealth, integrating natural resources and environmental services into national income and wealth accounts, methods of implementing efficient environmental policies, case studies of economic-ecologic conflict or harmony, etc. New issues in this area are rapidly emerging and will find a ready forum in Ecological Economics.

Ecological Economics Sections
All submissions to Ecological Economics are reviewed using the general criteria of quality, creativity, originality, accuracy, and contribution to the field. There are several categories of articles to allow for a full range of constructive dialogue.

News and Views
Topical and timely short pieces reviewed by the editor and/or one outside reviewer at the editor's discretion. May include editorials, letters to the editor, news items, and policy discussions. Maximum 1500 words (600 words for letters).

Essays discussing critical issues. Reviewed by two outside reviewers with the criteria weighted toward quality of the exposition and importance of the issue. Maximum 5000 words.

Examination and review of important general subject areas. Reviewed by two outside reviewers with the criteria weighted toward importance of the subject and clarity of exposition. Maximum 8000 words.

Methodological and Ideological Options
Research articles devoted to developing new methodologies or investigating the implications of various ideological assumptions. Reviewed by two outside reviewers with criteria weighted toward originality and potential usefulness of the methodology or ideological option. Maximum 8000 words.

Research articles devoted to analysis of important questions in the field. Reviewed by two outside reviewers with the criteria weighted toward originality, quality, and accuracy of the analysis, andimportance of the question. Maximum 8000 words.

Book Reviews
Reviews of recent books in the field. Reviewed by one outside reviewer with criteria weighted toward clarity and accuracy of the review, and importance of the book to the field. Maximum 1200 words.


Ecologists, Economists, Biologists, Nature Conservationists.

Abstracting and Indexing

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Elsevier BIOBASE, Environmental Abstracts, Environmental Periodicals Bibliography, GEOBASE, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Journal of Economic Literature, RePEc, Rural Development Abstracts, Rural Extension, Education & Training Abstracts, Sage Urban Studies Abstracts, Science Citation Index, Scopus, World Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Abstracts
Editor-in-Chief: R.B. Howarth Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA, Book Review Editor: B. Davidsdottir University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Associate Editors P. Antunes Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon), Lisbon, Portugal, S. Baumgärtner Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany, S. Lele Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India, D. Stern Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, ACT, Australia, Founding Editor: R. Costanza Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, ACT, Australia, Managing Editor: Anne Aitken Boston, MA, USA, Editorial Board: R. Ayres Fontainebleau, France, D.W. Bromley Madison, WI, USA, K. Chopra Delhi, India, M.S. Common Glasgow, UK, R.M. Cowling Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Z. Dajian Shanghai, China, V.H. Dale Oakridge, TN, USA, H.E. Daly Hyattsville, MD, USA, C. Folke Stockholm, Sweden, J.M. Gowdy Troy, NY, USA, T..E. Graedel New Haven, CT, USA, H. Haberl Vienna, Austria, B. Haddad Santa Cruz, CA, USA, C.A. Hall Jamesville, USA, B.M. Hannon Champaign, IL, USA, R.M. Hassan Pretoria, South Africa, N. Khanna Binghampton, NY, USA, P. Kumar Liverpool, UK, J. Martinez-Alier Bellaterra Barcelona, Spain, M. Max-Neef Santiago, Chile, P.H. May Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, K. Mayumi Tokushima City, Japan, R.P. Muradian Nijmegen, Netherlands, E. Neumayer London, UK, P. Nijkamp Amsterdam, Netherlands, R.B. Norgaard Berkeley, CA, USA, B.G. Norton Atlanta, GA, USA, J. Paavola Leeds, England, UK, C. Perrings Tempe, USA, S. Polasky St. Paul, MN, USA, W. Proctor Canberra, Australia, W.E. Rees Vancouver, BC, Canada, I. Røpke Lyngby, Denmark, F. Schläpfer Zurich, Switzerland, P. Söderbaum Uppsala, Sweden, C. Spash Vienna, Austria, S. Stagl Vienna, Austria, C.A. Tisdell Brisbane, Australia, R.K. Turner Norwich, UK, K. Urama Nairobi, Kenya, J.C.J.M. van den Bergh Cerdanyola des Valles (Barcelona), Spain, A. Vatn Ås, Norway, P. Victor North York, ON, Canada, J. Wu Tempe, AZ, USA
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