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Earth System Governance Journal Receives Impressive Impact Factor, Attaining Position as a Leading Q1 Journal (JCI)

The Earth System Governance journal, established in 2018 as an open-access platform for research on governance and institutions in the context of environmental change and earth system transformations, has achieved a significant milestone this week. The journal proudly announces the reception of its first Impact Factor, garnering an impressive score of 5.6.

The Earth System Governance journal has become widely recognized and attained the status of a top-tier journal in the Journal Citation Indicator ranking, notably in the fields of Environmental Studies (#5/176), International Relations (#5/159), Political Science (#10/315), and Public Administration (#3/89).

The attainment of such impact as an emerging journal (ESCI) is a testament to the growth and collaboration within the cross-disciplinary community of scholars engaged in earth system governance research. This recognition serves as an acknowledgment of the exceptional research, high standards, and innovative scholarship demonstrated by the many contributors to the journal.

Congratulations to the dedicated editorial team whose efforts have been instrumental in shaping the journal since its launch at the Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance in 2018. Their commitment to excellence has propelled the Earth System Governance journal to its next phase as a Q1 Journal (JCI ranking). The journal would also like to express gratitude to the authors, special issue coordinators, editorial board members, reviewers, and readers who have made invaluable contributions. This impact factor should serve as a solid base upon which earth system governance research can continue to develop and thrive.

As we celebrate this occasion, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering impactful scholarship and facilitating meaningful discussions on earth system governance processes and institutions at all levels of decision-making – from local to global. The Earth System Governance journal looks forward to continuing its journey, collaborating with researchers and practitioners worldwide, to advance understanding, knowledge and reach in our field.

For more information about the Earth System Governance Project, please visit www.earthsystemgovernance.org

About the Earth System Governance journal:

The journal Earth System Governance addresses governance processes and institutions at all levels of decision-making – from local to global – within a planetary perspective that seeks to align our current institutions and governance systems with the fundamental 21st century challenges of global environmental change and earth-system transformation. The journal is interdisciplinary with a firm grounding in the social sciences and humanities, and covers research on all regions and sectors.

The journal is a flagship publication of the global Earth System Governance research alliance, and is available to publish cutting-edge research presented at the annual Earth System Governance conferences, academic workshops, synthesising events by the Earth System Governance research taskforces, and similar activities.

The journal welcomes original Research Articles as well as engaging Policy Perspectives, provocative Commentaries, longer Review Articles, and concise conference reports from the Earth System Governance community. The Managing Editor can be reached at journal@earthsystemgovernance.org

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