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Case Studies in the Environment is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes case study articles related to environmental issues and problem solving. The journal’s objective is to publish case studies that provide depth and insight to students, educators, researchers, and practitioners. In addition, the journal publishes articles on the pedagogy of case studies in the classroom and other teaching and learning environments.

A case study is an in-depth look at an individual, group, organization, or society at large in the context of an environmental issue. Findings from a case study should illustrate themes and ideas that can be applied in other places, situations, and times. Case studies often involve an environmental decision, challenge, or opportunity, and many are interdisciplinary. Articles provide the amount of technical detail necessary to tell a compelling story, and do not always need to result in the reader mastering a sophisticated methodology or analysis. They are concise and have a clear takeaway.

The journal is global in scope and wide-ranging in objectives. Manuscripts are welcome from all environmental fields, including but not limited to the fields of environmental studies, environmental sciences, environmental policy, environmental economics, environmental history, ecology, geography, spatial science, landscape geography, and other relevant disciplines.

Why Case Studies? 

Many instructors and environmental practitioners who have used case studies in the classroom and their work have found them to be a valuable tool for teaching and understanding environmental issues.

Case Studies in the Environment addresses common challenges with case studies by providing:

  • Credible peer-reviewed cases subjected to academic rigor
  • Effective discussion questions to scaffold case-based learning exercises
  • Class proven case studies including supplementary teaching notes and reading materials

The cases published in this journal challenge the reader to think deeply about how environmental theories, negotiations, and frameworks play out in real world scenarios, developing environmental problem-solving skills and resilience.

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