About the Issue:
This is an open call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Forest Policy and Economics. The SI will focus on Latin America with emphasis on the perspectives of Latin American researchers and policy analysts.
The objective of the SI is to examine the breadth of the forest sector of Latin America, including its many component issues: forests and the global climate; local human impacts on the forest; industrial structure, conduct and performance; and other forest issues as well—but from the special perspective of those economists and policy analysts who know the region best, those who are from Latin America. The topic is vast, and we cannot cover all important examples. To be sure, Latin American perspectives on some forestry issues are different from the perspectives and experiences of other parts of the world. Just as surely, Chile’s and Brazil’s forest industries, for example, do share some characteristics with the industry elsewhere in the world, and Costa Rica’s famous environmental orientation surely shares some experience with Western European and North American efforts to provide for forest-based environmental services. Our objective is to capture the research and policy insights of professionals with personal experience in the region, to capture insight as to the often less examined differences between regional experience and global perspectives, but also to acknowledge the global similarities that do arise.
Papers may be submitted as early as December 1, 2020, but must be submitted before a June 1, 2021 deadline.
Please include the note “VSI: Latin America” along with the title of your paper. Additional submission instructions are identical with those for normal submissions to this journal. The editors will commit to rapid consideration by at least two blind reviewers for all submissions that satisfy the Journal’s review criteria. Accepted manuscripts will be published in the next regular issue of the Journal where they will be clearly marked as Special Issue articles. They will also be pulled into the online Special Issue for Latin America.
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