JPE is a peer reviewed journal (ISSN: 1073-0451), one of the longest standing, Gold Open Access journals in the social sciences. It began in 1994 and welcomes submissions in English, French and Spanish. We encourage research into the linkages between political economy and human environmental impacts across different locations and academic disciplines. The approach used in the journal is political ecology, and authors should state clearly how their work contributes to, or extends, this approach. An early statement of the founding editors' perspectives on the field of political ecology can be read here. Recent issues also provide a guide.
JPE is provided free online to readers and authors, and supported by the Political Ecology Society (PESO). Readers may like to join PESO. We have no corporate links; JPE is archived at the University of Arizona Library, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Publication is generally free of charge, although assistance with the final editing process for accepted manuscripts is appreciated, since we have no recurring budget. This is high quality content published by academics themselves.
Before submitting an article please see our author guidelines or contact the Editors. Always look at a current issue for formatting hints. The Editors managing articles are Simon Batterbury (University of Melbourne, Australia or in UK: speaks English and French) and Casey Walsh (UC Santa Barbara, USA: speaks English and Spanish). Founding editors at the University of Arizona are James Greenberg (speaks English and Spanish) and Thomas K. Park (speaks English, French and Arabic). The Masthead and Advisory Editorial Board are here: PDF.
Articles are double-refereed, which can take up to 3 months. JPE's copyright notice (bottom of document) cedes copyright to authors using CC-BY. Copyright remains with the author, but JPE is licensed to publish the paper. Authors can include their JPE articles in dissertations and reprinted in books (with full citation to the original JPE article, please). But reproduction as another journal article in whole or in part is plagiarism. Third parties must contact the authors for permissions.
From 2011, JPE has been listed in the SCOPUS global bibliographic and citation database, and is in DOAJ, Ulrichsweb, EBSCOhost EJS, IBSS, and Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek. It is recognized by the Australian government in the ERA as a peer-reviewed publication of international standing.
A citation analysis of JPE articles can be prepared using Publish or Perish or SCOPUS. Citations compare very favorably with other established print and online journals in the field. As of 2013 we disseminate news on articles via listservs and a Facebook page.
Updated June 2015