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Environmental & Socio-economic Studies

The Journal of University of Silesia in Katowice

Environmental & Socio-economic Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research papers, review articles and scientific communications concerning the interactions between human activity and the environment in urban and industrial areas, and the functioning of society and nature, both in periods of urban growth and economic development, and in periods of the restructuring of the economy and the development of post-industrial space. The research attention is focused on cities, metropolitan areas and their associated suburban and rural areas, industrial and mining districts, and other areas under human impact. The journal presents the results of interdisciplinary research across the fields of physical geography, economic and human geography, the biology of organisms, ecology and nature conservation, environmental protection and natural resource management, geology, environmental engineering, environmental law and social sciences.

The journal is indexed in Scopus and Web of Science - Clarivate Analytics Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Environmental & Socio-economic Studies publishes the results of research across a wide variety of interests in the following fields:

  • Human impact on the environment
  • Biomarkers used in monitoring the environment
  • Urban ecology
  • Landscape and urban planning
  • Environmental protection and restoring nature
  • Environmental management
  • Reclamation of post-industrial and post-mining areas
  • Economic development
  • Urban growth, living conditions and social conflicts
  • Conflicts around the use of natural resources
  • Legal aspects of environmental protection and spatial planning
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental education


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Please submit your manuscripts to "Environmental & Socio-economic Studies” via Editorial Manager

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Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Renata Dulias, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Deputy/Managing Editor
Adam Hibszer, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
Irasema Alcántara-Ayala, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Susana Arad, University of Petrosani, Romania
Ataç Başçetin, Istanbul University, Turkey
Claudio O. Delang, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Stefan Harnischmacher, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
Veena Joshi, University of Pune, India
Timea Kiss, University of Szeged, Hungary
Dénes Lóczy, University of Pécs, Hungary
Ewa Łupikasza, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Ireneusz Malik, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Leszek Marynowski, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Wahid Murad, University of South Australia, Australia
Øyvind Nordli, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway
Tibor J. Novák, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Adam Rostański, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Myroslav Shevera, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Zděnek Szczyrba, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
John P. Tiefenbacher, Texas State University, United States of America
Ian C. Trueman, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Matija Zorn, Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Slovenia


Section Editor - Physical Geography
Maria Fajer, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Section Editor - Climatology and Hydrology
Grażyna Knozova, Czech Hydrometeorological Institute in Brno, Czechia

Section Editor - Environmental Sciences
Teresa Nowak, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Section Editor - Life Sciences
Barbara Tokarska-Guzik, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Section Editor - Geology, Mining and Energy
Ireneusz Grzybek, State Mining Authority, Poland

Section Editor - Economic Geography and Spatial Management and Planning
Robert Krzysztofik, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Section Editor - Economics and Sustainable Development
Tetyana Pimonenko, Sumy State University, Ukraine

Section Editor - Social Sciences
Mariola Tracz, College of Europe in Cracow, Poland

Section Editor - Education
Barbara Baarova, University of Ostrava, Czechia

Language Editor
Lynn Besenyei, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Statistical Editor
Sławomir Sitek, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Technical Editor
Tomasz Spórna, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland


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