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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • I have read the Aims and Scope of the journal, and confirm that the subject matter of submission is covered within it.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
    I hereby confirm that the article in no way whatever a violation of any existing copyright and that it contains nothing obscene, objectionable, indecent, or of a libelous or scandalous character or nature. I will include a declaration to this effect in the cover letter.
    I am willing to publish the work in open access under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
    The Editor of Ecology, Economy and Society--the INSEE journal may cause this work to be included in the journal.
  • The text file is in Microsoft Word 1997-2003 (.doc) file format and not in .docx.
  • I shall submit (a) a Cover Letter, (b) Title and Author Information, (c) Abstract, (d) Anonymized Text in four separate files.
  • Where available, DOI and URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines [Chicago Manual of Style 2017 author-date references style (parenthetical citation) for all citations and references]..
  • I shall provide the raw data files to the journal, upon request, to recreate maps, diagrams, figures and other such.

Author Guidelines

Submission, Editorial and Production Guidelines

Stage 1: Submission

All submissions must be made ordinarily in .doc (MS-Word 1997-2003 version and not in .docx), and only exceptionally in .pdf.

All authors are expected to submit (a) a Cover Letter, (b) Title and Author Information, (c) Abstract, (d) Anonymized Text in four separate files. For Notes from the Field, an Abstract is not required.

Wherever applicable, tables and figures are to be submitted separately, along with data files. DOI needs to be included for references (may use for locating DOIs).

The following copy-editing rules are followed:

Font: Garamond; Font size: 10; Spacing:

British English (ize, iza, izy) for spellings (set Language as English (UK));  

Oxford English Dictionary for hyphenation;

Chicago Manual of Style 2017 author-date references style (parenthetical citation) for all citations and references. 
Footnotes and in-text citations are used. Footnotes should be numbered--using insert reference function of the native programme--sequentially throughout the text. Footnotes can be used for evaluative bibliographic comments but not for references/citations. 

In order to facilitate blind review all identifying information of the author(s) shall be removed from the text of the submission.

For more details, see here.

Thematic Essay

These would include exhaustive literature survey articles on relevant knowledge domains and their critiques; must not exceed 4000 words and no more than six display items (graphs or tables) —each issue would ordinarily carry no more than two Thematic Essay (or Literature Survey). It provides an exhaustive account of relevant knowledge domains. Does not report original research


Research Paper

These would be contributions that address substantive research questions, contribute new insight and provide new findings in the relevant knowledge domain; must not exceed 8000 words and no more than eight display items (graphs or tables). Each issue would ordinarily carry no more than five Research Papers.

Research papers must report original, previously unpublished research. The papers should be conceptually and methodologically sound. Papers using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods are encouraged. Substance, accuracy and careful interpretation are far more important than method for its own sake, though the methods should follow best practice.


This section will include (a) Comments on published works and (b) Responses to Comments from the Author(s), if any.

Insights from the Field

(Previously "Notes from the Field")

These would include recordings/writings of researchers during field work, experiential and ethnographic accounts; must not exceed 1500 words and no more than two display items (graphs or tables)—each issue would carry no more than two Notes. They are expected to capture interesting observations or insights gained from the field, that may not be included in a research paper.


Book Review

It offers a critical evaluation of the content, quality, significance of a book. These would typically be invited (but not limited to) contributions; must not exceed 1000 words (unless multiple books are combined or in the case of edited volumes) and no more than two display items (graphs or tables)—each issue would carry no more than four Book Reviews.



These would be synoptic coverage of conferences, workshops, seminars, meetings, symposium, for general dissemination; must not exceed 1000 words —each issue would ordinairly carry no more than two Reports.


This section is only for invited essays, that does not fall under the other sections

Special Section: Political Ecology

This section is closed. No new submissions are being accepted. Please submit your article under Research Papers.

Only authors whose extended abstract has been shortliested by the editors may submit to this special section.

  1. All the papers will undergo a double-blind peer review.
  2. Reviewers will be identified by the guest editors.
  3. Copy-editing support will be provided by the journal office

Important Dates

  • Submission of Extended Abstract (1000 words): 15th January 2023
  • Acceptance of abstract: 30th January 2023
  • Submission of full paper: 28th February 2023

In Memory

Only invited contributions are accepted.

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