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Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics

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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).


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


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.

Conflicts of Interest

Authors, Reviewers and Editors must disclose relationships (e.g. financial, economic, institutional) that may affect the integrity of the scientific process. Please refer to our Conflict of Interest Policy for details.

Neutrality of editorial decisions

Inter-Research journals are following the Committee of Publication Ethics advice on neutrality for editorial decisions. In brief, editorial decisions in Inter-Research journals shall not be affected by the origins of the manuscript, including the nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race or religion of the authors. Decisions to review, edit and publish shall not be determined by the policies of governments or other agencies, but just by the journals themselves, and are purely based on scientific merit of the submitted work and the work’s fit within each journal’s scope.

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.