Aims and scope

Environmental Management publishes research and opinions on the use and conservation of natural resources, protection of habitats, and control of hazards spanning the field of environmental management without regard to traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Contributions are drawn from biology, botany, chemistry, climatology, ecology, ecological economics, environmental engineering, environmental law, fisheries, , forest sciences, geosciences, information science, public affairs, public health, sustainability sciences, toxicology, zoology, and a variety of other disciplines, often in combinations determined by interdisciplinary study. The journal serves to improve cross-disciplinary communication, and to make ideas and results from any one field available to researchers and environmental practitioners from other backgrounds.

Submissions need to discuss implications for an international audience before they can be reviewed for Environmental Management. Manuscripts also need to examine a scientific or management hypothesis or problem in order to be likely to receive a favorable review for the journal. Review papers are considered provided they have a clear rationale and conceptual and methodological approach, and that the findings advance knowledge and understanding rather than only synthesize current knowledge and gaps. Case study research is also appropriate, provided that the results and lessons emerging are of relevance to an international audience. Descriptions of environmental conditions are not appropriate for the journal.

Society has a major responsibility to ensure that its impacts on the environment are benign rather than catastrophic. Environmental Management facilitates this by disseminating the work of both academic researchers and professionals from outside the universities and colleges, including those in business, government, research establishments, and public interest groups. The aim is to present a wide spectrum o f viewpoints and approaches, and to this end the journal consists of four main sections.

Forum

Addresses and opinions about environmental matters and emerging scientific and policy issues that are of international relevance. Reflections from decision makers and practitioners communicating lessons learned from practice for improved environmental management are especially encouraged. These are shorter papers, normally less than 3,000 words.

Profile

Analyses or evaluations of particular case-histories, events, policies, problems, or organizations and their work. Although profile papers are often focused on specific contexts, the results and are intended to be of international relevance and contribute to a better understanding of environmental problems and their solutions or inform environmental management research or practice. Papers are normally 10,000 words or less.

Research

Empirical, technical, or other scientific studies and their findings. Original research papers normally advance conceptual and theoretical understanding of environmental problems and their solutions, or inform environmental research or policies, or both. Papers are normally 10,000 words or less.

Environmental Assessment

Innovations in methods of appraisal, monitoring, and assessment with respect to environmental resources or problems. This includes advances in conceptual and methodological tools and frameworks for the assessment, monitoring, and management of environmental impacts. Papers are normally 10,000 words or less.