Is an international, interdisciplinary publication established in 1980 published semiannually from the Department of Environmental Sciences of the National University of Costa Rica. Our objective is to stimulate and disseminate new, relevant and rigorous research in the environmental field. It is primarily aimed to scholars, graduate students, officials and members of governmental and nongovernmental organizations with expertise in environmental matters. The scope of the journal includes the following themes: management and conservation of natural resources, biodiversity, watersheds, forests, ecosystem services, climate change, environmental management, environmental education, socioeconomics and the environment, and others related themes that attain to the better understanding, management and protection of the environment, but particularly to the solution of environmental problems in Latin America. Since 2015 it’s freely available in an electronic open access manner.
The Journal has an Editorial Board and an International Scientific Committee with scientists from different world regions invited to participate and collaborate voluntarily with the journal given their highly regarded contributions and expertise in the environmental sciences. Currently the journal is index in Latindex, DOAJ, REDIB, MIAR, Sherpa/Romeo, Dialnet, and WorldCAT; however, we are currently working hard to include it in other options such as Redalyc and SciELO.
The Journal publishes articles from original research that includes also articles with new or improved methologies, theoretical reviews that analyze theory in an organized manner to explain the state of the art in a particular subject; includes meta-analysis, and technical notes that are short current research descriptions with urgency to be published. By invitation are also published biografies, experiences, and forum.
All submitted original manuscripts are subject to a blind peer review process. During this process reviewers use a guide to provide their verdict and have the duty of confidentiality or obligation of secrecy to not disclose the manuscript that has been entrusted for review.
The articles published in the journal must be strictly original, that is, they cannot have been published in any other media or be under review in any other media. Along with the manuscript, the corresponding author should send to the journal office the letter of originality and license of copyrights.
The authors are not charged for processing, editing, sending and publishing articles. The content of the work to be published or posted is the sole responsibility of the author and ideas, opinions and statements raised in the article are not necessarily shared by the Journal. The published articles are governed by CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International), which implies readers can freely download, store, copy, and distribute the final approved and published version (post print) of the paper as long as it is not done so for commercial purposes, no derivative work is created, and the source and author of the article are mentioned.