Environmental Practice is an English-language journal published quarterly by the National Association of Environmental Professionals. It serves an international audience of environmental professionals in practice and research. Environmental Practice is peer reviewed and accepts original manuscripts that have not previously been published in whole or in part in a peer-reviewed journal or in a widely available publication, either print or electronic.

Priority for publication is given to manuscripts that offer clear, insightful views on an environmental problem from an interdisciplinary perspective. Environmental  Practice seeks especially to publish studies that link data and findings in science and technology with issues of public policy, health, environmental quality, law, political economy, management.

Manuscripts are accepted throughout the year.

Kinds of Manuscripts Sought Environmental Practice publishes several categories of manuscripts as described below.  Two of these categories, Research Articles, and Environmental Reviews and Case Studies, are peer reviewed.

Research Articles:
Manuscripts that report the results of systematic study on an environmental problem.Typically, research articles will (a) report the results of formal re- search or (b) summarize systematic analysis of one or more case studies of particular interest. Environmental professionals in academic or research laboratory settings may be more likely to submit formal research manuscripts. Professionals in consulting practice, agencies, or other organizations may be more likely to submit manuscripts based on case studies. Under most circumstances, Research Articles will not be over 5000 words of text. Most will be substantially shorter. Tables, figures, and reference lists need not be included in the word count. All Research Articles are peer reviewed.

Environmental Reviews and Case Studies:
Manuscripts that organize and summarize a research literature similar to a meta-analysis. These manuscripts help clarify a problem, illustrate policy-making processes, or assist in pointing out discrepancies in the research of the topic over time, with greater emphasis placed on the details of a project than on data analysis. Case study oriented manuscripts provide readers with a unique insight on a development in the professional field using a case as an example or illustration; simple project reports will not be accepted. Environmental Reviews and Case Studies will generally be about 6000 words of text.Tables, figures, and reference lists need not be included in the word count. All Environmental Reviews and Case Studies are peer reviewed.

Manuscripts that portray the content, quality, and significance of books or films of wide interest to environmental professionals and their practices. Reviews should normally not exceed 750 words, but with the approval of the editor may reach 1500 words.

Perspectives from the Field:
Statements of informed opinion intended to provoke discussion and debate on particular issues.These manuscripts will generally range from 500 to 1000 words. Such manuscripts will not be subject to peer review, because they are personal opinion; however, the editor may seek advice on matters of tone and fairness.

Responses to other manuscripts or controversies within the professional or academic discipline. These manuscripts will generally range from 50 to 500 words, and take the form of a letter to the editor. Dialogues will not be peer reviewed, but they may be used to solicit responses from others for simultaneous publication.

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