The International Journal of the Commons is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open-access journal, dedicated to furthering the understanding of institutions for use and management of resources that are (or could be) enjoyed collectively.
These resources may be part of the natural world (e.g. forests, climate systems, or the oceans) or they may be created (e.g. infrastructures such as irrigation systems, the internet or (scientific) knowledge, for example of the sort that is published in open-access journals).
The IJC is an initiative of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC).
The 2015 Impact Factor for The International Journal of the Commons has been released. It has gone up from 1.463 in 2014 (55/100 (Social Sciences Edition, category Environmental Studies = Q3) to 1.792 (40/104 (Social Sciences Edition, category Environmental Studies = Q2).
We thank authors, editors, and reviewers for their continuing commitment to high-quality standards.
Posted on 22 Jun 2016
Glenn Daniel Wright, Krister Andersson, Clark Gibson, and Tom Evans win the 2015 Ostrom Memorial Award for Most Innovative Paper of the Year with their article: What incentivizes local forest conservation efforts? Evidence from Bolivia
Posted on 13 Jun 2016