The journal Ecología Política invites authors to send article proposals for its next issue, n. 56.

The theme of the issue is Political Ecologies of China. 

It will cover both theoretical dimensions and specific cases of socio-environmental transformations and conflicts in China, as well as the socio-environmental impacts of Chinese capital in other countries, in relation to:

  • Mining and fossil fuel conflicts, marine, agricultural, forestry, hydroelectric, urban, etc.
  • Debates and contributions to political ecology from China.
  • Cultural expressions and forms of eco-social mobilization in China.
  • The role of political, social and economic actors of China in socio-environmental conflicts of other countries, and vice versa.

The issue will be published in December 2018.



Submission of articles will take place in two steps.

  1. Article proposal submission (250 words max.). Deadline: 9 July 2018.

Once received, the proposals will be evaluated by experts in the subject and by the issue’s guest editors. The authors whose proposals are selected will be invited to send a complete manuscript. Invitation to submit the full manuscript does not ensure its publication, as manuscripts will then undergo a further review process. Once the review process is completed, Ecología Política takes care of the translation to Spanish.

  1. Submission of the final version of the article (to be translated from English to Spanish, if necessary): 16 September 2018.

Both the abstracts and the final versions of the articles have to be sent to the following e-mail address:



The articles published in the journal must fit into one of the following sections:

Section Description of the articles Word-limit (including bibliography and notes) 


Detailed analysis of one of the main topics, from a broad perspective. It should have a theoretical component and/or a global focus.

4000 words

(approx. 8 pages)


With a regional or local focus and normally centred on a specific case study.

2000 words

(approx. 4 pages)


A personal and critical vision of the subject matter.

2000 words

(approx. 4 pages)

Resistance networks

Address local or community resistance to socio-environmental impacts.

2000 words

(approx. 3 pages)

Referents of environmental thought

Analysis of the work and contributions of a reference thinker in relation to the special issue of each number.

2000 words

(approx. 6 pages)

Review of books, webpages and reports

Critique of a recent key publication (book, film, or other media) related to the issue’s topic.

1000 words

(approx. 1-2 pages)

Further guidelines for different types of articles can be consulted here:

We only publish contributions that comply with the format of the journal.



Ecología Política is a Spanish language, bi-annual journal that critically analyses socio-environmental issues. Founded in 1991, the journal addresses researchers as well as social and environmental movements. For more information, subscription offers and free downloads, see


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