Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Environment Impact Assessment, Management and Policy


    An environmental impact assessment is an assessment of the possible positive or negative impact that a proposed project may have on the environment, together consisting of the environmental, social and economic aspects.


    The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that decision makers consider the ensuing environmental impacts when deciding whether to proceed with a project. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an environmental impact assessment as "the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made." EIAs are unique in that they do not require adherence to a predetermined environmental outcome, but rather they require decision ­makers to account for environmental values in their decisions and to justify those decisions in light of detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts of the proposal.


    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring Environment Impact Assessment, Management and Policy.


    Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission, Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Paper Submission System. According to the following timetable:


    Manuscript Due

    June 25th, 2013

    Publication Date

    August 2013


    Please kindly notice that the Special Issue’’ under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue Environment Impact Assessment, Management and Policy” should be chosen during your submission.


    Special Issue Editor

    Guest Editor:

    Prof. Qing Wei Yang, Chongqing Jiaotong University, China


    For further questions or inquiries

    Please contact Editorial Assistant at

    jep@scirp.org