Refereed conference proceedings will be published in electronic format and made publicly available. All forms of conference contribution are eligible to submit a paper for inclusion to the conference proceedings.

Full submissions will be peer-reviewed. Acceptance depends on favourable peer review reports and is at the discretion of the conference organizing committee.


Full papers are due 16 December 2013. Late submissions will not be considered for inclusion.

Peer reviews are expected to be completed by February 2014 for final submission in March, expected online publication is in the first half of 2014.

Please note the following submission guidelines:

Word Limit

Maximum 5000 words or 20 double-spaced pages, including references, tables, figures, and footnotes.

Author Information

Please provide the following information in your manuscript: 

  • Author names and affiliations: Present the authors’ affiliation addresses below the names. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  • Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
  • Biography: Please include a biography for each author. Maximum 80 words.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords using British spelling


Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers.


Please use the reference style of the Ecological Economics journal as listed below. Standard templates are available in key reference management packages EndNote and Reference Manager.  

Reference style

Text: All citations in the text should refer to: 

  1. Single author: the author’s name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
  2. Two authors: both authors’ names and the year of publication;
  3. Three or more authors: first author’s name followed by ‘et al.’ and the year of publication.

Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

‘as demonstrated (Allan, 2000a, 2000b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1999). Kramer et al. (2010) have recently shown ….’

List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, etc., placed after the year of publication.


Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51–59.

Reference to a book:

Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.


Please submit your full paper to the Conference Secretariat via email:

For enquiries, please contact Alex Lo (, or Leonie Pearson (