Global Environmental Politics
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|Global Environ. Polit.|
|Edited by||Kate O'Neill, Stacy D. VanDeveer|
MIT Press (United States)
Global Environmental Politics is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal which examines the relationship between global political forces and environmental change. It covers such topics as the role of states, international finance, science and technology, and grass roots movements. Issues of Global Environmental Politics are divided into three types of articles: short commentaries for a section called Current Debates/Forum, full-length research articles, and book review articles.
Articles published in "Global Environmental Politics" include issues concerning certain countries and small groups within those countries, but they must address environmental disputes that are relevant on a global scale. Due to the primary focus of political and policy issues discussed in GEP articles, the range of reader and author backgrounds is presumed and expected.
The range of submissions focuses on how local-global interactions affect the natural environment, as well as how environmental change affects world politics. The articles published address issues like poverty and inequality, norms and institutions, and economic relationships. The scope of articles also includes specific environmental issues, for example, ozone depletion, climate change, and deforestation.
"Global Environmental Politics" also offers an “Early Access” submission option. The Early Access option applies to articles that have been accepted for publication and copyedited, but are not yet finished. These articles are displayed online for durations spanning from weeks to months. They are only to be replaced once the final version is completed and its issue is published. The Early Access option allows the peer review process to begin, increasing the opportunities for feedback and displaying what an uncorrected proof looks like before it’s ready for publication. This helps establish the standards for what GEP accepts as an uncorrected proof and expects once it is finalized, while also creating transparency in the editing process that benefits peer reviewers.
The journal was established in 2000 and continues publishing articles currently. It is published by MIT Press both online and in print. The founding editor is Peter Dauvergne. In 2007 Jennifer Clapp and Matthew Paterson began leading the new editorial team. In 2016 a new editorial board was announced for Volume 18 of the journal consisting of Steven Bernstein, Matthew Hoffmann, along with Erika Weinthal. The current editors are Kate O'Neill and Stacy D. VanDeveer.
Originally called "Current Debates" the emphasis for this section of the article was shifted when the new editorial team consisting of Jennifer Clapp and Matthew Paterson took over the editorial board. The shorter articles in the Forum section are included in the journal as a means to encourage debate as well as future research. They include new theoretical or historical insights, emerging environmental issues, and discussion of controversial developments in environmental policy. Some issues of Global Environmental Politics feature numerous articles discussing a single topic while others contain only one article with the goal of inciting debate on a range of connected issues. These forum articles comprise short commentaries (2000-3000 words) that prompt discussion on salient issues of interest to other readers and scholars in the field.
The journal hosts full-length research articles that provide an academic setting for original theoretical or empirical contributions relating to global environmental or comparative politics on a global scale. Research Articles are full-length papers of a maximum of 8000 words, including footnotes and bibliography, that must contain original first-party research. Each journal edition typically consists of four to six articles.
Each addition of Global Environmental Politics contains an array of book reviews pertaining to global political forces and environmental changes. The current book review editor is Elizabeth DeSombre. The book review process consists of the editor choosing a number of books per journal edition to which a reviewer may submit a single book review or a review essay. Review essays contain a collective analysis of multiple books on one topic which have been previously outlined by the review editor.
Most Cited Papers
Global Environmental Politics maintains a list of top-cited papers which is updated on a monthly basis according to CrossRef’s Database from the past three years.
These are the currently most cited papers:
|Title||Authors||Volume||Number||Pages||Number of Citations|
|The Fragmentation of Global Governance Architectures: A Framework for Analysis||Frank Biermann], Philipp Pattberg, Harro van Asselt, Fariborz Zelli||November 2009, Volume 9||4||14-40||77|
|Civic Science for Sustainability: Reframing the Role of Experts, Policy-Makers and Citizens in Environmental Governance||Karin Bäckstrand]||November 2003, Volume 3||4||24-41||45|
|Transnational Climate Governance||Liliana B. Andonova], Michele M. Betsill, Harriet Bulkeley||May 2009, Volume 9||2||52-73||45|
Most Downloaded Papers
Global Environmental Politics updates a list of their most downloaded papers on a daily basis based on full-text downloads of the last year.
These are the currently most downloaded papers:
|Title||Authors||Volume||Number||Pages||Number of Downloads|
|The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Behind Closed Doors]||Radoslav S. Dimitrov ]||August 2016, Volume 16||3||1-11||2881|
|Indigenous Struggles, Environmental Justice, and Community Capabilities]||David Schlosberg], David Carruthers]||November 2010, Volume 10||4||12-35||2284|
|Advancing Comparative Climate Change Politics: Theory and Method||Mark Purdon||August 2015, Volume 15||3||1-26||2142|
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