Organization & Environment

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Organization & Environment
DisciplineSustainability management and policy, Environmental Studies
Edited byMichael Russo (academic)
Publication details
Former name(s)
Industrial Crisis Quarterly, Industrial & Environmental Crisis Quarterly
History1987 (37 years ago) (1987)–present
5.3 (2022)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Organ. Environ.
ISSN1086-0266 (print)
1552-7417 (web)
OCLC no.300182389

Organization & Environment (O&E) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the fields of "management, organizations, and environmental sustainability."[1] The current Editor-in-Chief is Michael Russo (University of Oregon).[2] Formerly it was Maurizio Zollo (Bocconi University). The journal was established in 1987 and is published by SAGE Publications; it is associated with the Group of Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment (GRONEN).[3]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Organization & Environment is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and the Social Sciences Citation Index. In 2022, the journal's impact factor was 5.3.[4]


Under the editorship of founding co-editor John M. Jermier and a number of editors, the journal took an interdisciplinary direction, playing host to a variety of perspectives including critical organization theory and radical ecology. Collaboration between members of the Organization and Natural Environment section of the Academy of Management and the Section on Environment and Technology section of the American Sociological Association was at the heart of the journal's framework. During this period O&E became a prominent outlet for environmental sociology, publishing articles both from established and world-renowned environmental thinkers and younger scholars who would later become leaders in environmental sociology. The journal played an important role in increasing the influence of environmental sociology within the larger discipline and by 2011 its impact factor had grown to rival that of distinguished general interest journals such as Social Problems and Social Forces.[5]


The following persons have been (co-)editors of the journal:

Editorial transition[edit]

On December 1, 2012, Alberto Aragon-Correa and Mark Starik became the editors of Organization & Environment. The research mission of the journal currently is to publish "rigorous and impactful research at the intersection of management, organizations, and environmental sustainability".[11] The impact factor since that point has risen, submissions have expanded, and the journal has become more selective.


The December 2012 editorial transition was strongly criticized by (now former) editorial board members of Organization & Environment as an "editorial coup" on the part of Sage and GRONEN.[5][12] According to one account, the editorial transition was decided upon and carried out by Sage independently of its editors/editorial board, without their prior knowledge or acceptance.[13] Critics have pointed out that this is not the first time accusations of this sort have been leveled at Sage. In 2009, political scientists charged that the editor of Political Theory was replaced unilaterally and unfairly. In this previous case, Sage was forced to apologize, admitting that "whatever" they had done "was done without consulting the scholars on the editorial board of the journal".[14] In a statement published in October 2012, 25 members of the editorial board of O&E resigned in protest of the transition.[12]


  1. ^ Homepage: Organization & Environment. Accessed: August 16, 2023.
  2. ^ "SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class research journals". SAGE Journals. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  3. ^ Official webpage. Accessed: December 2, 2012.
  4. ^ "Title Suppressions". Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  5. ^ a b Foster, John Bellamy (Fall 2012). "Organization & Environment: The Jermier Years, 1997-2012". American Sociological Association Environment and Technology Newsletter: 1–3. Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  6. ^ "Biography", Paul Shrivastava. Accessed: December 2, 2012.
  7. ^ "Organization & Environment", Patel Center, University of South Florida. Accessed: December 2, 2012.
  8. ^ "John M. Jermier", Accessed: December 2, 2012.
  9. ^ "Curriculum Vitae," John Bellamy Foster, November 2012. Archived 2013-01-17 at the Wayback Machine Accessed: December 2, 2012.
  10. ^ "Curriculum Vitae", Richard York, October 2012. Archived 2013-01-17 at the Wayback Machine Accessed: December 2, 2012.
  11. ^ "Domain Statement". 2023.
  12. ^ a b "Statement of Collective Withdrawal from Editorial Review Board of Organization & Environment". Climate & Capitalism. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Notes from the Editors". Monthly Review. 64 (7). October 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  14. ^ Jaschik, Scott (July 7, 2009). "Who Controls Journals?". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 13 October 2012.

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