journal of political ecology
The Journal of Political Ecology (JPE) is a peer reviewed, platinum Open Access journal in the social sciences. It began in 1994 and welcomes submissions in English, French and Spanish. JPE publishes research into the linkages between political economy and human environmental impacts, across different locations and academic disciplines. Articles must be situated in, or contribute to, political ecology.
JPE was established at the University of Arizona, where it remains, hosted by the UA Libraries. This is a "DIY" journal, with the work done by volunteer editors and referees from academic institutions. Over the years, the JPE has published several important contributions to the field of political ecology, and spanned several disciplines, while remaining free of charge. It is cited more often per article than many commercial journals charging libraries and individuals for access. Articles are archived by Portico.
A description of the journal can be found in Spanish and in English (at the end of an argument for academic-controlled OA journals).
In 2022, we began publishing a new section called Grassroots publishing short articles engaging trans-local environmental realities and questions with authors drawn from activists and scholars from the Global South. It is a platform for those movements concerned with the politics of sustainability, natural resources access and related social inequalities in both rural and urban settings. We are interested in grassroots’ initiatives that envision sustainable ways of inhabiting the planet as well as critical reflections on political ecology and the environmental effects of globalisation for local communities. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
human environmental impacts