The Journal of Political Ecology is one of the longest-standing Open Access journals in the social sciences, founded in 1994. We encourage research into the linkages between political economy and human environmental impacts across different locations and academic disciplines. The approach used is political ecology, not other fields, and authors should state clearly how their work contributes to, or extends, this approach. Over the years, the JPE has published hundreds of contributions to the field of political ecology. We welcome submissions in English, French and Spanish. See, for example, the POLLEN network, or the ENTITLE blog.
This is a "DIY" journal, with the work done by volunteer editors and referees from academic institutions. It remains completely free of charge. Articles are double-blind refereed, which can take up to 3 months [much longer if referees do not reply!]. A description of the journal can be found in Spanish here and in English (at the end of an argument for academic-controlled OA journals) here.
From 2011, JPE has been listed and ranked in the SCOPUS global bibliographic and citation database (Citescore 2019: 3.0 - upper quartile for several fields - eg anthropology 26/467, geography, development 51/239, politics 61/529), is in the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, and is also in several listings including DOAJ.
A new section featuring short contributions, Grassroots, edited by a collective and featuring activists and scholars from the Global South, will be initiated in 2021. For details contact Dr. Diego Silva.