Call For Papers 2012
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research

AIMS AND SCOPE: The journal will address a broad range of natural resource fields including water, minerals, energy, fisheries, and forestry in a synthesizing fashion, rather than stand-alone specialty areas. It will also publish papers on the natural resource implications of climate change, natural disasters, and biodiversity loss, among others. (View journal homage -

SUGGESTED TOPICS: We are looking for papers based on original research focusing on policy implications and perspectives of natural resource allocation, planning, and management. A sampling of suggested topics follows: 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 modeling 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, and environmental pollution.

SPECIAL ISSUE PROPOSALS: We are also looking for special issue proposals on topics in the natural resources policy field that are in the forefront of current discourse, such as integrated disaster risk management, alternative energy sources with special focus on bio-energy, water privatization, climate change, and natural resource institutions. The proposal should be self-contained with a clear and concise discussion of the importance of the proposed topic, an overview of the authors and their papers, and how it will generate new knowledge and advance the frontiers of discourse in the policy field. Papers previously presented at major conferences as part of thematic sessions, but not previously published elsewhere, can be included, with the understanding that if the proposal is accepted, the papers will have to undergo peer review to be coordinated by the Guest Editor submitting the proposal. The proposal should be limited to a maximum of 1,000 words. You could expect to receive a decision in about two to three weeks.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submit your papers online via:

Please prepare your papers in accordance with the guidelines posted at: under Instructions for authors.

Professor (Emeritus) Chennat Gopalakrishnan
University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Supported by an International Editorial Board

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Posted 8/26/12