Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research

Publication and Source

ISSN: 1939-0467 (electronic) 1939-0459 (paper)
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
Subjects: Agricultural Studies; Agriculture & Environmental Sciences; Alternative Fuels; Conservation - Environment Studies; Economic and Political Geography; Environment & Resources; Environmental Geography; Environmental Management; Environmental Policy; Environmental Studies; Environmental Studies & Management; Fisheries Science; Forestry; Mineralogy & Petrology; Resource Management - Environmental Studies; Water Resource Management;
Publisher: Routledge

Short Description

Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research publishes original policy-oriented papers addressing a broad range of natural resource fields including water, minerals, energy, fisheries, and forestry in a synthesizing fashion, rather than as stand-alone specialty areas. It will also publish papers on the natural resource implications of climate change, natural disasters, and biodiversity loss, among others. The papers, ideally, will be based on both conceptual and empirical studies and will be primarily policy-focused. Our goal is to foster productive dialog among the disparate sectors in the broad field of natural resources and among various social science perspectives leading to an improved understanding of institutional and economic dynamics and informed policy making.

This is a largely social-sciences-focused journal including such fields as economics, sociology, geography, political science, anthropology, public administration, ethics and other disciplines relevant to the crafting of efficient, equitable and sustainable natural resources policies. Also, disciplines that may be conventionally outside the social sciences field, such as planning, management and law, which have relevance to natural resources policy formulation, will be included. Natural and physical scientists writing for a social science audience are also welcome contributors. To the extent possible, we will try to make the journal cross-disciplinary and transnational in scope. 

Format and Retrieval

Electronic and paper versions are available.


  • The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Developing Countries. Author: Robert Mendelsohn
  • Ecological Conservation: The Problems of Targeting Policies and Designing Instruments Authors: C. D. Clark; C. S. Russell
  • The Potential of Agent-Based Modelling for Performing Economic Analysis of Adaptive Natural Resource Management. Authors: John Loomis; Craig Bond; David Harpman
  • Rent-Maximization Versus Competition in the Western and Central Pacific Tuna Fishery. Authors: Rgnvaldur Hannesson; John Kennedy