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ESEP
Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics

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History


Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics (ESEP) was founded by Prof. Otto Kinne and Prof. Gennady Polikarpov. It was originally conceived as a forum to discuss the ethical concepts of the Ecoethics International Union (EEIU; now discontinued).


Aim


ESEP provides a global stage for presenting, discussing and developing issues concerning ethics in science, environmental politics, and ecological and economic ethics


Scope


ESEP covers all aspects of ethics, both philosophical/theoretical and applied.

  • the ethical questions arising in the relationships among sciences, environmental issues, law, political sciences and policy (e.g. issues of life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law and philosophy, ethics in science and technology, bioethics, medical ethics, ecoethics, development ethics, information ethics, social and economic ethics)
  • ethical issues related to academia and research (e.g., peer-review and other scientific evaluations at different levels, publishing behavior and fraud, academic freedom and tenure, gender inequities)
  • ethical and cultural considerations and implications in science and environmental politics
  • monitoring and weighing of interactions between environment and human activities
  • possibilities of different styles of human behavior in relation to environmental issues and ethics
  • political and economical developments and their implementation in relation to ethics in science and environmental politics
  • promoting environmental awareness and human responsibilities
  • presentation and discussion of related philosophical concepts and perspectives
  • discussion of cultural implications concerning scientific methods and discourse
  • environmental and science politics and consequences for political decision making.

ESEP aims for the highest quality of scientific contributions, quick publication and a high technical standard of presentation, being edited and produced by an experienced team. It publishes accepted manuscripts rapidly and guarantees immediate world-wide visibility.


Publication speed


Manuscripts accepted and forwarded by an Editor will be published on the journal's web pages as quickly as possible.


Conflicts of Interest


Authors, Reviewers and Editors must disclose relationships (e.g. financial, economic, institutional) that may affect the integrity of science and ethics.

All articles in Vols. 1 to 13 are freely accessible to all users.

From Vol. 14, ESEP will be published entirely Open Access under the Creative Commons by Attribution Licence (CC-BY) at no cost to authors.

Only articles clearly marked with "CC-BY" in the top right corner of the front page are published with the Creative Commons by Attribution Licence. The CC-BY option was not available for Inter-Research journals before 1 April 2013. Articles marked "Open Access" or "Free Access" but not marked "CC-BY" are made freely accessible at the time of publication but are subject to standard copyright law regarding reproduction and distribution.

All ESEP articles are made freely accessible online.

Certain ESEP Theme Sections have been printed as a single issue (Vol. 8, No. 1 and Vol. 13, No. 2); please enquire for prices.