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June 24th, 2008
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research Starting Publication

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PR – Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research publishing original policy-oriented papers addressing a broad range of natural resource fields including water, minerals, energy, fisheries, and forestry in a synthesizing fashion, rather than as stand-alone specialty areas. The journal will also publish papers on the natural resource implications of climate change, natural disasters, and biodiversity loss, among others. The papers, ideally, will be based on both conceptual and empirical studies and will be primarily policy-focused.

The journal will be largely social-sciences-focused including such fields as economics, sociology, geography, political science, anthropology, public administration, ethics and other disciplines relevant to the crafting of efficient, equitable and sustainable natural resources policies. Click here for full aims and scopes.

We are looking for papers dealing with, but not limited to, the following topics:

1. Natural resource policy broadly defined – scope and dimensions
2. Holistic vs. sector-specific approach
3. Policy framework – components, sequencing, linkages, integration, robustness
4. Conceptual/theoretical paradigms – rationale and evolutionary perspectives
5. Country studies, case studies, case histories, survey papers
6. Natural resource policy modelling
7. Natural resource institutions – design and implementation
8. Natural resource policy crafting – ownership, allocation, planning, development, markets and pricing, conservation
9. Natural resources and political externalities; public choice and rent-seeking
10. Natural resource use and environmental quality
11. Public-private partnership issues
12. Natural resources and institutional entropy
13. Transboundary, transnational, and transgenic resources
14. Natural resource policy – efficiency, equity, and sustainability
15. Trigger issues – climate change, natural disasters, human disasters, deforestation, endangered species, invasive species, environmental pollution

Our goal is to foster productive dialog among the disparate sectors in the broad field of natural resources and among various social science perspectives leading to an improved understanding of institutional and economic dynamics and informed policy making.

We hope that you will consider Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research as a future publication to showcase your work and research. For further information including the full Editorial Board and Instructions for Authors please visit the journal’s homepage.

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