BALTZER SCIENCE PUBLISHERS | LIST OF ACADEMIC - PROFESSiONAL JOURNALS | 2015
International Journal of Water Governance
International Journal of Water Governance aims to become an important source of knowledge on governance of complex water systems, and an inspiration for all professionals in the water domain to improve the governance capacity in the domain in which they operate. In order to achieve this two-sided ambition we want to focus on actual and urgent theoretical issues and bring them further by application and elaboration in the domains of water. This will be the primary aim in the special issues. At the same time we will take care of the actual topics practitioners in the water domain are dealing with. From a variety of disciplines we will gather new insights on what constitutes the governance capacity with regard to specific topics, like water quality, flooding or scarcity.
The scientific domains we cover in IJWG, all related to the governance question, are: Public management, law, sociology, economics, planning, environmental sciences, risk management and innovation studies.
Furthermore we aim to develop a strategy in which the disciplinary contributions are confronted and combined in order to achieve a more interdisciplinary approach of water governance. We expect that professionals in the field can play an important role in these processes of transforming high quality, but also partially disciplinary knowledge sources into more integrated knowledge leading to innovations and improvements in the water governance systems all over the world.
For: law schools, (water) engineering, (public) administration, (water) management, social sciences / business administration programs -- is an interdisciplinary source of information about the governance of complex water systems, and a building block for water professionals to strengthen governance of a critical natural resource. Contributions focus on both practical and theoretical issues to drive the growth and development of management and policy.
New! Complexity, Governance & Networks
Complexity, Governance, and Networks aims to contribute to the philosophical, theoretical, methodological, and empirical developments in complexity, governance, and network studies in public administration, public policy, politics, and non-governmental organizations. The journal publishes primarily theoretical essays and original research papers. The editors welcome theoretical essays that advance thinking in definitional and conceptual issues in studying nonlinearity, emergence, self-organization, and (co-)evolution in complex political, policy, and governance systems and networks, as well as other related topics. Also welcome are empirical studies that employ quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Empirical manuscripts may include applications of agent-based (multi-agent) simulations, systems dynamics modeling, social network analyses, qualitative case studies (e.g., single and comparative case studies), content analyses, and mixed methods (e.g. qualitative comparative analysis, process tracing). Essays on the methodological issues in any of these applications will also be considered for publication in the journal. Literature-review papers will also be considered, as long as they are high-quality and original and contribute the scholarly learning and discourse in the focus areas of the journal.
The editors also aim to establish a bridge between the worlds of academics and practitioners. Practitioner-oriented and manuscripts that include case studies on complex behaviors and network interactions in public service settings and reflective essays on the practical values of complexity, governance, and network theories and methodologies will be considered for publication in the journal.
For: business and public administration, public policy programs; political, and non-governmental organizations -- is designed to help scholars understand and influence policy — will contribute to the philosophical, theoretical, methodological, and empirical developments in complexity, governance, and network studies. Coverage will include applications of agent-based (multi-agent) simulations, systems dynamics modeling, social network analyses, qualitative case studies (e.g., single and comparative case studies), content analyses, and mixed methods (e.g. qualitative comparative analysis, process tracing).
New! Next Generation Building Journal
Next Generation Building aims to establish a professional scientific research platform that addresses challenges and implications of contemporary and future developments with respect to planning procedures, computational design integration, design systems and fabrication methodologies, assembly logistics and operational management strategies forming the design to production and operation chain of buildings. Binding socio-cultural dynamics with economically attractive, customizable and user-oriented sustainable spatial outputs, representative of 21st century information integrated emergent aesthetics is increasingly becoming the core business for today’s design discipline. The Next Generation Building journal provides an excellent platform to explore and report on such contemporary modes and directions of design thinking involving multiple themes and their combinations. The scope of Next Generation Building is thus to address innovative, ICT embedded concepts and technologies that influence and potentially radically change/innovate current design thinking and building processes. Considering that societal diversity and dynamics as well as technological and scientific advances take place increasingly fast, while designers, architects and engineers seem to take advantage of the new opportunities at a rather slow pace, this NGB journal aims to accelerate the immersion of new insights into academic research and design practice.
For: architecture, civil engineering, (theoretical) computer science programs -- will establish a professional, scientific research platform to address the challenges and implications of the planning procedures, computational design integration, design systems and fabrication methodologies, assembly logistics, and operational management strategies intrinsic to the design, production, and operation of buildings.
Journal of Complexity Economics
Complexity Economics aims to enhance the knowledge and the know-how required for responsible action in the global economy of the 21st century. This economy is likely to induce and experience transformations that we currently can hardly imagine. It will be characterized by complex networks combining local, national and global linkages, and by surprising interactions between the economy and its political, social and biophysical environments.
For: economics programs -- provides scholars with the knowledge and insights required for responsible action in the global economy of the 21st century. A defining feature of the journal will be the combination of ambitious theoretical work with case studies, review and perspective papers, and scenarios that shall help theoreticians to stay in touch with practical problems while supporting reflective practitioners in their daily efforts.
Journal of Future Learning
Future Learning aims to provide the current best thinking, research, and innovation for the effective utilization of technology for educators in higher education, professional education, workplace learning, continuing education, and life-long learning.
For: advanced programs in social sciences and education -- is a clearinghouse for the most current, best thinking and research about the future of learning in a digital, hyper-connected world. Embracing technology and media as an integral component of education, FULE examines fundamental questions about how learning is evolving in a variety of contexts (formal school education, higher education, adult basic education, professional education, workplace learning, continuing education, and life-long learning).
For Business schools, economic programs -- provides incisive, instructive commentary on all aspects of compliance across finance, manufacturing, research, product development, sales and marketing, and other corporate activities, It will keep policy makers informed about of the impact and effectiveness or regulatory change, and help business leaders who seek to enable complaint behavior.