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Guidelines for Submitting Other Content

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Commentaries
This section of the journal presents analysis by experts on issues of interest to Environmental Policy and Law readers. Most items in this section are commissioned by the Editor(s), and unsolicited contributions are also welcome. Submitted material may be peer-reviewed at the Editors' discretion. There are two types of Commentaries published in the journal:

  • Perspectives: These articles should be up to 2500 words in length and should include an abstract. They aim to highlight recent exciting developments and research, and go beyond discussing the author's own work. They may provide context for the findings or developments within the field or explain potential interdisciplinary importance. Perspectives that comment on articles in EPL should add a dimension to the understanding of policy and law making and implementation and not merely be a summary of the developments described in the article. Although many Perspectives that comment on developments published in EPL are solicited, we welcome inquiries regarding new advances and fresh insights. As these are meant to express a personal viewpoint, with rare exceptions, Perspectives should have no more than two authors.
  • Policy Forums: These articles should be between 1000 and 3000 words in length and should include an abstract. They aim to present issues related to the intersections between research, society, and the environment that have policy implications.

Meeting Reports
Most items in this section are commissioned by the Editor(s), and unsolicited contributions may be welcome if you first approach the Editor by email (editorial@iospress.nl). A Meeting Report is an article summarizing a meeting that can be up to 5000 words in length ("Introduction" through "Conclusion"). An abstract of 100 words or less should be included with no subdivison of the abstract into sections. References should be formatted in the style of the journal. A total of three tables and/or figures are allowed.

Short Reports
A Short Report is an article of original scholarship of unusual interest of less than 2000 words ("Introduction" through "Discussion"). An abstract of 100 words or less should be included with no subdivison of the abstract into sections. References should be formatted in the style of the journal. A total of three tables and/or figures are allowed. Submissions that exceed the word or figure/table limits will be considered a Research Article. 

Book Reviews
Book Reviews should be 750 words or less and without sections. While most reviews are commissioned, suggestions can be proposed to the Editor(s).

Letters to the Editor
Authors can submit comments of 1000 words or less concerning prior articles published in Environmental Policy and Law to the Editor(s) through the Editorial Office (editorial@iospress.nl) for possible inclusion at our online site as a Letter to the Editor. Letters will be shared with the authors of the original article for possible response prior to posting.

Special / Thematic Issues
Special Issues or Thematic Issues of EPL aim to convey certain up-to-date, currently important trends or themes. Also, particular conferences or meetings can be covered in a special issue. Proposals for these special issues should follow the Guidelines for Special Issues
(a production fee may apply) which can be obtained from the Journal Manager Kim Willems at: editorial@iospress.nl.