Journal of Political Ecology
Journal of Political Ecology

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 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 and supported by the Political Ecology Society (PESO) . We have no corporate links. The Masthead and Advisory Editorial Board are here: PDF

JPE is available through, as well as archived at, the the University of Arizona Library, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Publication is generally free of charge, although donations—and assistance with the final editing process for accepted manuscripts—are appreciated, since we have no recurring budget. Authors may like to join PESO.

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). Articles are double-refereed, which can take up to 3 months. JPE's copyright notice allows multiple copies of articles or reviews to be printed, but not sold, for educational purposes without requesting authorization. Requests for incorporation into books or other outlets for sale should pass to the Editors.

From 2011, JPE is listed in the SCOPUS global bibliographic and citation database, and is in DOAJ, Ulrichsweb, EBSCOhost EJS, 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 - we don't have automated alerts, nor are we on Facebook or Twitter.

File Formats

The issues available for downloading have individual articles in PDF format. Some earlier book reviews are available in html.

Updated Feb 2013