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The Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE) is an international, English language, multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed bimonthly designed to foster understanding and practice in the field of industrial ecology. The JIE is a hybrid journal, publishing both open access and traditional articles, and is now published entirely online. The Journal of Industrial Ecology was founded by the Yale School of the Environment and is now owned by the International Society of Industrial Ecology. It is edited in collaboration with Tsinghua University, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Southern Denmark.
Industrial ecology is a rapidly growing field that systematically examines local, regional, and global materials, and energy flows in products, processes, industrial sectors, and economies. It focuses on the potential role of industry in reducing environmental burdens and increasing sustainability. For more on the topics covered by the JIE, visit http://jie.click/overview.
The Journal of Industrial Ecology is open to and encourages submissions that are interdisciplinary in approach.
The JIE includes the following types of full-length, peer-reviewed research articles:
- Methods Article;
- Research Article;
- Applications and Implementation; and
The JIE includes the following types of non-peer-reviewed articles:
- Correspondence; and
- Reviews (of books and other media).
Detailed descriptions of the various article types can be found at http://jie.click/overview.
All articles in the peer-reviewed sections, including solicited papers, are peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers in a single-blind process. In addition to the peer-reviewed sections, the JIE also publishes invited columns and reviews of books and other media devoted to industrial ecology topics. See the Columns, correspondence, and reviews (of books and other media) section below for more information.
These Author Guidelines have been updated following the JIE’s major style change in January 2019. Authors are asked to conform to these Guidelines at initial submission, especially with regard to references and citation formatting.
If you use Endnote, Zotero, RefWorks, Mendeley, or BibTeX software for formatting references, you can find links to the style guides to be used for JIE submissions using these software packages at http://jie.click/citationsoftware.
Your main manuscript should be submitted either as a Microsoft Word or a LaTeX file. (See http://jie.click/templates for manuscript templates in Word and LaTeX.) Other file types, including PDFs, are discouraged.
All tables in your manuscript should be embedded (as tables) in the document, rather than supplied as separate files.
In contrast, figures in your manuscript need to be supplied as separate files, either Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), Portable Document Format (PDF), or Tagged Image Format (TIFF) file types. See the Artwork, Figures, and Tables section below for more details.
For details on Supporting Information files, see the Supporting Information section below.
The total number of figures and tables should not be more than eight (i.e., figures + tables ≤ 8). Unless you have permission from the editor to exceed that number, any manuscript with more than 8 figures/tables will be returned. Additional figures and tables are welcome as supporting information posted on the JIE’s website (see the Supporting Information section below).
For each figure, please provide a separate file in one of the preferred file formats: encapsulated postscript (eps), portable document format (pdf), or tagged image format (tiff). More detailed information on the submission of electronic artwork for figures can be found at http://jie.click/figureguidelines.
If your figure contains elements that should be in subscript or superscript, see http://jie.click/subscriptsuperscript for special instructions.
After the article has been submitted to Wiley, copyedited, and typeset, the article’s corresponding author will receive an e-mailed notification that a PDF proof of the article is available to download and review. Please note that significant changes cannot be made at this time. Please check your figures and tables carefully in the proofs. Additional instructions will be provided with the article proofs in the accompanying instruction letter.
Columns are by invitation only and are more informal in style. They are reviewed solely by editors, are limited to 1,500 words, and have no more than five references.
Correspondence (letters to the editor) commenting on articles published in the JIE are considered for inclusion in the Journal based on relevance and availability of space. To submit a letter for consideration, visit http://jie.click/scholarone. Letters should be brief and replies from the authors of the article under discussion will be invited. Length and content are subject to review by the editors.
If you wish to write a review of a current book (or other published media) related to industrial ecology, contact the book review editors prior to submitting a manuscript. Contact details are:
Prof. Sabrina Spatari, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, U.S. Email: [email protected]
A checklist is provided to help ensure you have met JIE requirements regarding format and content (see http://jie.click/authorchecklist). Also, manuscript templates are provided in Microsoft Word or LaTeX for your submission (see http://jie.click/templates).
There is no charge for color figures in the JIE.
Before publication, authors must sign and return a publication agreement, which is done after final acceptance by responding to an invitation from the publisher to sign up for Author Services.
The copyright transfer agreement (CTA) is the publication agreement used with a standard JIE article. Use the following text when re-using components of your article, as referred to in the CTA: “The definitive version of this article is Authors. (Year). Title. Journal of Industrial Ecology, volume, pages, and is available at [Provide the digital object identifier (DOI) for your article].”
Your cover letter needs to inform the editors of any papers, either published or in preparation, related to your submission, and also to explicitly describe the new insights and contributions that your work is making to the broader research field.
As part of efforts to foster open science, the JIE has implemented several guidelines/protocols for greater transparency, accessibility, and reusability of data. This includes: minimum publication requirements regarding citation, referencing, and data presentation, and optional “data openness” badges rewarding articles that contain transparent and accessible data.
1. Minimum requirements for data citation and referencing
All databases used in the article should be directly cited. Database citation must provide sufficient information to unambiguously identify the specific database used. Whenever applicable, this citation should provide the database version number and any other disambiguating (unique) identifiers, the year of publication, the date of access, and the location at which it was accessed. Importantly, this location can be either a URL or software in which the database is embedded. Please use only static URLs, preferably with persistent identifiers or digital object identifiers (DOIs).
This database information should be arranged to follow the APA citation style for Data Sets, Software, Measurement Instruments, and Apparatus:
Author, A. A. (year-of-database-publication). Name of Data Set or Software/Program (Version number and other disambiguation identifiers in parentheses, where applicable). ["Database record" OR a complete description of the data form]. Retrieved from Database Name. http://dx.doi.org/xxxxx OR http://xxxxx. Accessed DD Month YYYY.
The necessary identifier varies from dataset to dataset, so please respect or exceed the data providers' suggested citation information (see http://jie.click/citeecoinvent, for example, for instructions from ecoinvent).
Complementary database citations
In addition to the direct database citations described above, the authors are free to cite a scientific publication or a report that accompanies the database. This may be necessary to comply with the citation requirements and license agreement of the database provider. However, this complementary citation does not replace a direct citation of the database, which remains mandatory to clearly identify the version of the database used.
2. Minimum requirements for data presentation
All data that are graphically represented in figures must also be published in a numerical, tabular format to ensure clear and unequivocal interpretation and ease of data reuse for the reviewers and readers. This procedure avoids confusion in the inspection and usage of quantitative information contained in all key results presented as figures and graphs without requiring the visual extraction or approximation of the underlying data. A file format that ensures that the numerical data can be readily recognized by both software and humans should be chosen, such as comma-separated-value (CSV) files or a spreadsheet (e.g., .xlsx or .ods files).
Authors are free to fulfill this requirement by submitting the data files as supporting information (SI) to the article or by publishing the dataset in a repository and citing it (see section on Minimum Requirements for Data Citation and Referencing above). In either case the relationship between the data and the manuscript figure must be explicit in the data file (e.g., "Data plotted in Figure 4 of the main text").
3. Optional data publication rewarded by Data Openness Badges
Except for data that are directly represented in the figures and tables of the manuscript (see section on Minimum Requirements for Data Citation and Referencing above), there is currently no requirement for publication of data in support of research articles submitted to the Journal of Industrial Ecology.
However, authors are strongly encouraged to openly publish the primary data and system models that underpin their analysis to increase the transparency, reusability, and impact of their research. Such complete or partial publication of system descriptions may entitle the article to a data openness badge of recognition. This flexible badge system rewards both the extent of data contribution and the formatting of this data for increased interoperability and accessibility (see definitions and criteria for the four levels at http://jie.click/badges).
These data should be published in a scientific repository (e.g., Figshare, Zenodo) and cited with their digital object identifier (DOI) in the article; although exceptions may be made for exceptionally small data sets, which could be published in SI.
This voluntary publication of the article's system description in a dataset only concerns primary data and system descriptions, that is, the novel parts of the author's system description. Data that are reused from previous studies or from databases should be unambiguously cited and linked to in the system description, but not “re-published”.
For more information on JIE data accessibility guidelines, including examples of data citations, see http://jie.click/dataaccessibility.
Article Preparation Support
Wiley Editing Services offers expert help with English Language Editing, as well as translation, manuscript formatting, figure illustration, figure formatting, and graphical abstract design – so you can submit your manuscript with confidence. Also, check out our resources for Preparing Your Article for general guidance about writing and preparing your manuscript.
All complete, full-text articles are published online in advance of their publication in an issue in the Early View section of the Journal’s website at http://jie.click/earlyview. Early View articles have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication. The date of online posting of the article on Early View is considered the publication date, and the article will be citable as published according to this date.
The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers. Early View articles can, however, be cited using the digital object identifier (DOI; see http://jie.click/doi), such as https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12812. (Note that the portion of the DOI highlighted in yellow is specific to and unique for each article.)
As author, you can purchase article offprints at any time after the proofs stage. At the proofs stage, your proofs instructions letter will contain a link to an order form.
Initial submissions should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) for writing, citation, and referencing style. Visit http://jie.click/apastyleintro for a good introduction to APA referencing style and manuscript formatting style. A useful interactive guide to APA referencing style can be found at http://jie.click/apainteractiveguide.
If a manuscript is accepted for publication, any further outstanding style issues will be addressed at that time. If you use Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley, BibTeX, or RefWorks JIE style files for these software packages, visit http://jie.click/citationsoftware.
While international in its content, the JIE uses American spelling. For example, use “labor” and “program” rather than “labour” and “programme”. British spelling should be retained only in quoted material, titles, or names (e.g., Ministry of Labour).
For numbers containing a decimal point, the JIE uses the American style of decimal point (a period) rather than the European style (a comma). Thus, use 12.08 rather than 12,08.
Your initial submission should be formatted with double-spacing, line-numbering, and section/heading numbering. Use these Microsoft Word [insert link to MS word template] or LaTeX templates [insert link to LaTeX template] for guidance on manuscript components.
Method of submission
Authors should submit all manuscripts online via the JIE’s ScholarOne Manuscripts submission site (formerly known as Manuscript Central) at http://jie.click/scholarone. For technical support with the submission process, visit http://jie.click/scholaronesupport.
When submitting your manuscript, designate an article type (section of the journal) in which you think your article should appear, according to the descriptions that appear at http://jie.click/overview.
If English is not your native language, your manuscript may need professional editing by a native English-speaking editor. This is your responsibility, and best done prior to submission. Poor English editing could mean the manuscript is returned to you until edited satisfactorily. (Visit http://jie.click/editingservices for information on the fee-based English language editing services.)
The Journal of Industrial Ecology is a journal of record. All contributions must be original and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, nor have been posted on any preprint server.
To avoid redundant publication, you need to inform the editors of related papers, either published or in preparation, in your cover letter and/or through referencing in the manuscript. Additional details regarding ethics guidelines for publishing can be found in Wiley’s ethics guidelines at http://jie.click/ethics.
Ensure that when submitting your manuscript at http://jie.click/scholarone, you explicitly state in your cover letter the new insights and contributions that your work is making to the broader research field.
You are responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions from copyright holders to re-print any illustration, figure, table, or lengthy quotation. Visit http://jie.click/reusepermission for Wiley’s guidelines on obtaining permission to reproduce material.
Note that the JIE has no publication charges. Readers require a subscription or license through their institution to have access to the JIE. Article Publication Charges (APCs) only apply for publishing articles open access in the JIE.
The Wiley hybrid Open Access service is available if you wish to make your article available to non-subscribers or where a funding agency requires an archived final version of an article. With hybrid Open Access, you, your funding agency, or your institution pay a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library as well as deposited in the funding agency’s preferred archive.
For more information on this journal’s APCs, please see the Open Access page.
Prior to acceptance it is not necessary to inform the Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper hybrid Open Access. All articles, hybrid Open Access or not, are treated equally in the JIE’s peer-review process and are accepted or rejected based on their own merit. However, please notify the Editorial Office of your wish to publish the paper hybrid Open Access as soon after the article’s acceptance as possible.
More than 50% of traffic to the JIE comes directly from Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines. The publisher has designed its website to maximize discovery of journal articles. As an author you can assist in increasing discovery of your article in the way that you phrase your title and abstract, choose keywords, and create links to your article. See http://jie.click/searchengineoptimization for details.
Sharing your article
Readers affiliated with more than 5,000 universities and institutions worldwide have access to your article in the JIE. Authors may share their work with other readers in a variety of ways. These include free, read-only access via sharing links and by providing PDFs of their article to 10 colleagues. Note that when viewing your article page on the Wiley website, a “Share” link is provided that can be used to share access to your article on social media and with colleagues.
Articles may also be shared through social media, placed in institutional repositories, and shared under specific circumstances in scholar collaboration networks (SCNs, e.g., ResearchGate and Mendeley). The details of the sharing arrangements evolve over time as the practices in scientific publishing change. Please see http://jie.click/sharingpolicy for current arrangements and details.
Article Promotion Support
Wiley Editing Services offers professional video, design, and writing services to create shareable video abstracts, infographics, conference posters, lay summaries, and research news stories for your research – so you can help your research get the attention it deserves.
The JIE encourages the use of Supporting Information (SI). SI files are an essential part of data openness. They keep the focus on the main article, yet also give you the opportunity to publish additional information that enhances the main manuscript.
Supporting information files are published via the JIE website along with the main text of your article and can include appendices, figures, tables, large data sets, and multimedia files. (See http://jie.click/supportinginformation for general information and instructions from the publisher on SI files.)
Format your SI files appropriately, by using the supporting information template available at http://jie.click/templates.
SI files must be approved by the editors, but are not subject to the same scrutiny in the peer review process as your manuscript. You are responsible for ensuring that the content of the SI is accurate. For full details on preparing SI files, visit http://jie.click/supportinginformation.
See the Data Access and Transparency section above for information on preparing supporting information to meet the JIE’s data accessibility requirements.
Wiley’s Author Services (http://jie.click/authorservices) enables you to track your article—once it has been accepted—through the production process to publication. Authors may check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated emails at key stages of production. Once an article has been received at Wiley, you may register for Author Services to receive free access to your article PDF offprint and to obtain other benefits the service offers including promotion of your work (see http://jie.click/promotion).
Author Services also provides pre-submission services such as guidance on manuscript preparation. Visit Author Services for more details on online production tracking and for other resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, peer review, and copyright.