About the Journal

GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society offers first-hand information on state-of-the-art environmental and sustainability sciences and on current solutions to environmental problems. Well-known editors, reviewers, and authors work to ensure a unique inter- and transdisciplinary dialogue – in a comprehensible style.

GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society does it differently. GAIA ...
... is a community-based journal.
... is published by oekom, an independent publisher based in Germany and committed to high environmental standards (see www.oekom.de and #natuerlichoekom).

... follows the Green Road to Open Access under a policy that is fully compliant with Plan S (repository route):

  • all articles (Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) and / or Version of Record (VoR)) can be self-archived with no embargo period,
  • authors retain copyright (rights retention),
  • articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution licence CC BY 4.0.

... has been set up with CLOCKSS for long-term digital preservation
... has a quick turnaround and minimizes time from submission to publication.
... has a proven record of high-quality articles, a well-established international reviewer network, and a reputation of academic excellence.
... articles are chosen for their scientific content as well as their ease of comprehension and relevance to readers of various scientific disciplines.
... is published in colour print and provides an exceptional opportunity to illustrate scientific work in the form of pictures, charts, or maps.
... articles can be published in both English and German.

Frequency of Publication
GAIA is a quarterly publication.

GAIA has been supported by: ETH Board | Branco Weiss † | Eawag | Altana AG | Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung | Velux Stiftung | Stiftung Sonnenwiese | Binding Stiftung | Ulrich Müller-Herold | Paul Schiller Stiftung

GAIA is an ancient Greek word for the Earth:
The word Gaîa touches on a myth that affected the beginning of philosophy and science. "Mother Earth" is a formula for bearing and conceiving, giving and taking, up and down. A guarantor of the cycle of life, Gaîa represents the foundation of the law that is preliminary to human dispositions.