Environmental journal editors reply to publisher | 2012 | Organization & Environment
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"The resigning editorial review board members of the journal Organization & Environment have asked us to publish the following statement. It follows on Editors resign from leading environment journal, published in Climate & Capitalism on October 18. We repeat our view that they deserve broad support for their firm stand in defence of editorial autonomy, independent scholarly research, and scientific freedom.
REPLY OF RESIGNING EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARD MEMBERS OF ORGANIZATION & ENVIRONMENT TO SAGE’S DISINFORMATION REGARDING EDITORIAL COUP
October 31, 2012
Bob Howard, executive director of Sage journals, issued a “statement” to Inside Higher Ed on October 28, 2012, in response to our collective resignation from the editorial review board of Organization & Environment (Scott Jaschik, “Coup at Environmental Journal?” Inside Higher Ed, October 29, 2012). We were protesting the editorial coup engineered by Sage that has transferred editorial control of what was previously a notable peer-reviewed “ecosocial” journal to the” sustainability management” Group on Organization and the Natural Environment (GRONEN). In defending Sage’s actions, Howard stated that, “the number of scholars publishing in this field [environmental sociology] is small. As a consequence, the journal does not have strong copy flow and many issues publish late.” He went on to say that, Sage’s “intervention was solely about maintaining the journal’s quality and impact over the longer term.”..."