The Development, Environment and Foresight journal is publishing articles about the recent research achievements within the Environmental Studies, Development Studies and Foresight.
The goal of this journal is to track the development tendency of these fields of expertise and make contributions in the development of the subject.
The Environmental Studies is the interdisciplinary academic field which systematically studies human interaction with the environment. The main interests are solving complex problems, and includes particularly the factors that have an influence on human´s wellbeing and sustainable development.
Development studies are a multidisciplinary branch of social science which addresses issues of concern to development and development areas, while focusing both on development policy and best practices.
Foresight is the ability to predict what may happen or be needed in the future, while considering the future as something that we can create or shape. Foresight assumes that the future is not pre-determined but can evolve in different directions. Foresight includes thinking the future, debating the future and shaping the future, using participatory
and multidisciplinary approaches.
Research papers should deal with topics of Development, Environment and Foresight, ideally as an inter/multi-disciplinary approach. Papers will undergo double blind-review process by two reviewers and editor. Normal paper length is around 5000-8000 words. Very short papers are unlikely to be complete and will be rejected. Excessively long papers will subject to careful scrutiny - and authors can expect to be asked to reduce the length. If necessary, you may choose to split a paper into two - but each paper must stand lone as a complete paper.
This section is open to student papers which present cutting-edge research and trending topics. Papers will undergo blind-review process by one reviewer and editor. Normal paper length is around 5000-8000 words. Very short papers are unlikely to be complete and will be rejected. Excessively long papers will subject to careful scrutiny - and authors can expect to be asked to reduce the length. If necessary, you may choose to split a paper into two - but each paper must stand lone as a complete paper.
These short, narrowly focused articles of contemporary interest. They are not minireviews. Criteria for acceptance include clarity and coherence of the position espoused, technical soundness, and editor judgment as to the degree to which the letter/commentary contributes to greater insight and understanding of the topic.
This papers need to be discussed with editorial board.
Publication Policy of the Development, Environment and Foresight (DEF) intends to reach its audience in a manner which is consistent with its mission. It will be published mainly electronically, with limited amount of printed copies, that can be ordered from the publisher. There are no subscription fees for the electronic version. Research contributions will be sought, and they will be reviewed (double blind review process) and refereed by renowned scholars, but DEF is not a journal only for academics to showcase their research skills to each other. The editors will seek contributions from practitioners,
managers, policy makers and writers with a story to tell. We are convinced that there is an abundance of useful knowledge regarding the topics of the journal and we are mainly looking for papers combining at least two of the main topics of DEF.
The editorial review process is anonymous on both sides. The editors reserve the right to ensure the anonymity of the text’s content, i.e. to eliminate any information or data that could facilitate identification of the author, before submitting the text to the review process. Submission of a manuscript to another journal while it is under review by Development, Environment and Foresight is considered unethical and will lead to termination of the review process at DEF immediately.