Editors resign from leading environment journal | 2012 | Organization and Environment
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"Climate & Capitalism is pleased to publish this statement. The signers, who include many of the most respected academics in the global environmental movement, deserve broad support for their firm stand in defense of editorial autonomy, independent scholarly research, and scientific freedom. For more about the crisis at the journal, see Notes from the Editors in this month’s issue of Monthly Review.
Update, November 1, 2012: Environmental journal editors reply to publisher
STATEMENT OF COLLECTIVE WITHDRAWAL FROM EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARD OF ORGANIZATION AND ENVIRONMENT
We, the undersigned are collectively resigning from the Editorial Review Board of the peer-reviewed academic journal Organization and Environment (O&E), effective December 1, 2012, in protest of a hostile takeover of the journal by the Group on Organization and the Natural Environment (GRONEN), engineered by Sage Publications (the owner of the journal) without the prior knowledge or acquiescence of the present O&E editors and Editorial Review Board. We regard this as a gross violation of academic freedom, scholarly standards, scientific responsibility, and business ethics...."