Call for papers: JIE special issue on 'Frontiers in Socio-Economic Metabolism Research'

Socio-Economic Metabolism

The Journal of Industrial Ecology is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue 'Frontiers in Socio-Economic Metabolism Research'. 

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Research in and understanding of socio-economic metabolism (SEM) has grown rapidly in the last two decades. This special issue will explore the discourse between industrial ecology, environmental science and engineering, political and social ecology, human geography, ecological economics, and urban ecology and will examine SEM as a guiding analytical framework for analysing global environmental change and globalisation.


The Journal of Industrial Ecology is an international peer-reviewed bimonthly, owned by Yale University, headquartered at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and published by Wiley-Blackwell.  It is the official journal of the International Society for Industrial Ecology.


Submission deadline: April 2014



Heinz Schandl (CSIRO)

Yuichi Moriguchi (Tokyo University)

Daniel Mueller (NTNU) 

Guest editors