GAIA is a peer-reviewed inter- and transdisciplinary journal for scientists and other interested parties concerned with the causes and analyses of environmental and sustainability problems and their solutions.
Biodiversity | Climate Change | Ecosystem Services | Environmental Governance | Environmental Planning | Environmental Policy | Land Use (Change) | Natural Resources Management | Real-world laboratories / Living labs | Research Integration and Implementation | Socio-Ecological Systems | Sustainability Science | Sustainable Energy Systems | Sustainability in Higher Education | Transdisciplinarity | Transdisciplinarity in Higher Education | Transformation / Transition Research
In the Forum section, original papers are published including essays, pointed expressions of opinion and reactions to articles that have appeared in recent GAIA issues. As such, the Forum aims to challenge current understandings by providing a “forum” to articulate substantiated opinions and controversial issues, to identify new problems, and to establish actual contexts.
Generally, articles are double-blind peer reviewed.
Articles – including references – should not exceed the length of 24,000 characters (including spaces).
Forum section editors: Tobias Mickler, Martina Blum, Ulrike Sehy
The Research section of GAIA contains three categories of texts:
All articles are subjected to a double-blind peer review and cross-read by at least one person foreign to the subject.
Research section editors: Martina Blum, Almut Joedicke
The Books section is dedicated to the presentation, discussion and review of new publications relevant to GAIA ’s subject matter. Contributions to the Books section are usually written upon invitation and in agreement with the editorial office. Authors intending to write a book review on their own initiative are advised to contact the editorial office in advance.
Articles are examined by at least one of the editors of GAIA. If required, further expertise is requested.
Articles should not exceed the length of 3,800 characters (including spaces).
Book section editors: Tobias Mickler
GAIA publishes a maximum of one special issue (SI) per year.
GAIA publishes a maximum of two focus sections per year.
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