recently Forest Policy and Economics has further improved its editorial
Updated aims & scope - all social sciences on forests
Forest Policy and Economics (Elsevier) has grown into a well-established and
recognized academic journal, which publishes peer-reviewed political and
economic research relating to forests and forest-related industries, which
are of a high scientific standard. It also welcomes contributions from other
social science and humanities perspectives, which make a clear
theoretical/conceptual and methodological contribution to existing
international literatures. These may include, but are not limited to,
planning, sociology, anthropology, history, jurisprudence, and psychology
research on forests.
The journal invites high quality, original submissions of research and review
manuscripts from around the globe as well as proposals for special issues,
which resulted from intense previous scientific exchange. Acceptance for
publication is subject to a double-blind refereeing process.
Please consult the updated aims & scope for details under
Enlarged team of editors - international coverage of economic and political
The growing attention to social science forest research around the globe
resulted in a steadily growing number of submissions to Forest Policy and
Economics. As a consequence, the team of editors has recently been enlarged.
It now comprises the following scholars, covering different traditions in
political and economic research as well as different world regions (details
· Benjamin Cashore, Professor (Editor-in-Chief), Yale School of
Environmental Studies, New Haven/USA
· Sun Joseph Chang, Professor (Editor-in-Chief), School of Renewable
Natural Resources, Louisiana State University/USA
· Lukas Giessen, Senior Researcher (Managing Editor), Forest and
Nature Conservation Policy Group, Wageningen/The Netherlands and Chair of
Forest and nature Conservation Policy, Goettingen/Germany
· Max Krott, Professor (Editor-in-Chief, founding Editor-in-Chief),
Chair of Forest and nature Conservation Policy, Goettingen/Germany
· Roland Olschewski (Editor-in-Chief), Economics and Social Sciences
Unit, WSL Swiss Federal Research Institute/Switzerland
Improved reviewing standards - double blind
In order to further improve the quality of its peer-review Forest Policy and
Economics recently adopted a double-blind review policy. This improves both,
the quality as well as the legitimacy of the journal's peer-review process.
We are looking forward to receiving your valuable submissions!
The team of editors.
Lukas Giessen, Ph.D.
Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group, Wageningen University
Chair of Forest and Nature Conservation Policy, University of Göttingen
Mobile: +49 (0)163 4878000 or +31 (0)6 83366130
Web Lukas: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/135009.html
Web Working Group: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/350489.html