The Journal of Political Ecology (JPE) publishes research into the linkages between political economy and human environmental impacts, across different locations and academic disciplines. All articles must draw from, or contribute to, political ecology. We welcome submissions in English, French and Spanish.

JPE was established in 1994 at the University of Arizona, where it remains, hosted by the UA Libraries. The JPE is a 'platinum' Open Access 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 to readers and authors.

If you have editing or submissions in our old site, continue to access it here.

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. For updates on political ecology, see for example, the POLLEN network, or the ENTITLE blog.

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.

In 2021, an editorial collective will start to publish 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

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Volume 28 • Issue 1 • 2021


Producing elephant commodities for 'conservation hunting' in Namibian communal-area conservancies

Lee John Hewitson and Sian Sullivan

2021-02-13 Volume 28 • Issue 1 • 2021

Oaxaca and global forest governance: Indigenous autonomy, local institutions, and forest outcomes in Southern Mexico

Kyle Haines

2021-03-04 Volume 28 • Issue 1 • 2021

Conceptualizing alternatives to contemporary renewable energy development: Community Renewable Energy Ecologies (CREE)

Zoi Christina Siamanta

2021-03-05 Volume 28 • Issue 1 • 2021

Book Reviews

Book review of Rodolphe Christin. 2018. Mundo en venta. Crítica de la sinrazón turística.

Xerardo Pereiro

2021-03-01 Volume 28 • Issue 1 • 2021

Review of Partha Dasgupta. 2021. The economics of biodiversity: the Dasgupta review.

Robert Fletcher

2021-02-28 Volume 28 • Issue 1 • 2021

Book review of Michael Brüggemann and Simone Rödder (eds.). 2020. Global warming in local discourses: how communities around the world make sense of climate change

Susannah Crockford

2021-02-28 Volume 28 • Issue 1 • 2021