“Everything in life matters and ultimately has a place, an impact, and a meaning.” - Laurens van der Post, A Far-Off Place

Aquinas College

Publications

Journals

Business Strategy and the Environment

ISSN: 0964-4733
Publisher: Published in Association with European Research Press

"Business Strategy and the Environment is the leading academic journal in its field with double blind refereed contributions of a high quality. It seeks to provide original contributions which add to the understanding of business responses to improving environmental performance. Full length academic papers, as well as shorter, more practitioner based "BSE Briefings" are invited. These should be of interest to a broad interdisciplinary audience."

Ecological Indicators: Integrating Sciences for Monitoring, Assessment and Management

ISSN: 1470-160X
Publisher: Elsevier

"The ultimate aim of Ecological Indicators is to integrate the monitoring and assessment of ecological and environmental indicators with management practices. The journal provides a forum for the discussion of the applied scientific development and review of traditional indicator approaches as well as for theoretical, modelling and quantitative applications such as index development."

Environment and Urbanization

ISSN: 0956-2478
Publisher: International Institute for Environment and Development

Environment, Development, and Sustainability

ISSN: 1387-585X
Publisher: Springer

"Environment, Development and Sustainability is an international and multidisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the environmental impacts of socio-economic development. It is also concerned with the complex interactions which occur between development and environment, and its purpose is to seek ways and means for achieving sustainability in all human activities aimed at such development."

Grand Rapids Business Journal

"The Grand Rapids Business Journal is West Michigan's primary source of local business news. Published weekly, the Business Journal delivers fair and objective reporting, covering every sector of business. Each issue features a special Journal Focus section as well as informative columns, profiles of local businesspeople, public record, business calendar of events and more."

Human Ecology Review

ISSN: 1074-4827
Publisher: Society for Human Ecology

"Human Ecology Review is a refereed journal published twice a year by the Society for Human Ecology. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed research and theory on the interaction between humans and the environment and other links between culture and nature (Research in Human Ecology), essays and applications relevant to human ecology (Human Ecology Forum), book reviews (Contemporary Human Ecology), and relevant commentary, announcements, and awards (Human Ecology Bulletin)."

International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology

ISSN: 1350-4509
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"It is an interdisciplinary journal and has covered biological, environmental, sociological, political, geographic, economic and legal aspects of this complex area, with in-depth analysis of specific problems and overviews of the meaning of sustainable development. It aims to examine topical and important issues and so provide stimulating and, at times, controversial reading."

International Review for Environmental Strategies

Publisher: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

"The International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) is a peer-reviewed biannual journal aimed at disseminating strategically oriented environmental research to the world. Its scope is global, although it gives priority to issues of special concern to the Asia-Pacific region. Guided by the principles of timeliness and accessibility, the journal publishes original, high-quality papers that take multidisciplinary, integrated approaches to sustainable development. In doing so, it seeks to promote and facilitate dialogue between stakeholders."

Journal of Energy and Development

ISSN: 0361-4476
Publisher: The International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development

The Journal of Energy and Development was first published in 1975 and continues today to be written for academics, industry, and international government. "Published twice yearly, it has a focus on energy resources; energy-related issues, including conservation, environment, finance, and management; domestic and international aspects; the producer-consumer relationship; and development linked to energy."

Journal of Green Building

ISSN: 1552-6100

Journal of Sustainable Agriculture

ISSN: 1044-0046
Publisher: Food Products Press

"This timely journal examines our current agricultural industry and the threat to its resource base. The goal is to promote the study and application of sustainable agriculture for solutions to the problems of resource depletion and environmental misuse."

Journal of Sustainable Product Design

ISSN: 1367-6679
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group

"The Journal of Sustainable Product Design (JSPD) covers economic, environmental, ethical and social issues in product design and development. JSPD is a comprehensive quarterly journal guaranteeing high quality both in content and in presentation. It is a pioneering publication that examines sustainability issues as they affect product and service design and development worldwide. JSPD provides a platform for organisations and individuals to discuss new solutions although not ignoring the complex issues surrounding sustainability. JSPD's international focus enables business decision-makers and academics to monitor trends as they appear and develop on a global scale, from managing eco-design, life cycle assessment and 'design for dismantling', to eco-innovation, systems change and dematerialisation."

Journal of Sustainable Tourism

ISSN: 0966-9582
Publisher: Channel View Publications

"It provides an informed, critical but constructive review of approaches which seek to balance the requirements of tourism and its host communities and habitats. The journal gives its readers up to date information about new research findings, major conceptual and methodological debates, important conferences and new publications. Its regular interviews and dialogues provide access to the views of leading figures, filling in the personalities, interests and ideas of the names behind the development of sustainability in tourism."

LOHAS Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability

Publisher: Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS)

The Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) Journal is the "first and only comprehensive guide to all things LOHAS and is the authoritative resource for research, trends and opportunities." LOHAS was started to help encourage progress in the already fast growing sector of socially and environmentally minded consumers. This market sector consists of the 30 percent of U.S. adults (or 50 million people) who consciously choose businesses to patronize based on personal value systems. The intended audience for this journal includes executives, business owners, investors, and decision makers.

Natural Resources Forum

ISSN: 0165-0203
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

"The Natural Resources Forum is a quarterly journal of the United Nations that has been published since 1976. The journal focuses on international, multidisciplinary issues related to sustainable development and management of natural resources, particularly in developing countries and countries in transition."

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

ISSN: 1364-0321
Publisher: Elsevier Science

"Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews publishes specially commissioned review articles designed to bring together under one cover, current advances in the ever broadening field of renewable and sustainable energy."

Social Indicators Research

ISSN: 03038300
Publisher: Springer

"Since its foundation in 1974, Social Indicators Research has become regarded as the leading journal for the publication of the results of research dealing with problems related to the measurement of all aspects of the quality of life."

Society and Natural Resources

ISSN: 0894-1920
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Bringing together social science research on present and emerging environmental and natural resource issues, Society and Natural Resources provides a forum for scientific, refereed research that underlies management decisions on natural resource development from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary social science perspectives. The knowledge base focuses on natural resource management issues, including biological and physical changes, such as: acid rain; biological and genetic diversity in worldwide agriculture; hazardous and solid waste disposal; and forest, fishery, soil, and water degradation."

Sustainable Development

ISSN: 0968-0802
Publisher: Published in Association with European Research Press

"This is the leading international journal in its area emphasising the need for interdisciplinary research into economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainable development. All contributions are peer-reviewed with the aim of providing readers with high quality, original material. Its emphasis is on publishing high quality research contributions that debate and discuss how sustainable development can be achieved within government, business and civil society. It encourages papers with a national and international focus but also recognises the importance of local action for sustainable development. Contributions can range from practical applications of sustainable development and policy contributions through to philosophical discussions and debates. Regular reviews of books are included."

The Ram's Horn: A monthly journal of food systems analysis

"Published more or less monthly by Brewster and Cathleen Kneen, The Ram's Horn is a unique and valuable source of information and analysis of the whole food system. Subscriptions cover 10 issues, which is generally one year of publications. Briefly (it's only 8 pages) and pointedly, animated by original cartoons and drawings, The Ram's Horn dissects the dominant system, reporting on the activities and analyzing the strategies of transnational agribusiness and governments."

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