Review Process

The call for papers closed on 1 July 2012. Our International Review Panel has reviewed all abstracts submitted by that date. Authors of submitted abstracts have been notified by email on the outcome of the review process as of 1 September 2012.

The review system for the 2013 Tokyo Conference on Earth System Governance is as follows:

  • All abstracts will be evaluated independently and anonymously by at least 4 members of the International Review Panel, allotted on a random basis.
  • Abstracts will be ranked on a scale from 5 points (excellent/highly appropriate for the conference) to 1 point (not appropriate/rejection).
  • Based on the grades that we receive for each abstract from our review panel, we will calculate an average grade for every abstract, and then rank all abstracts accordingly. To the extent possible, we will also take written comments from reviewers into account, and we will specifically look at abstracts where evaluators have differed by more than 2 points.
  • We received 396 abstracts from colleagues in 62 countries, with a generally very high quality. In order to keep the conference at a reasonable size to allow for meaningful discussions, we decided to accept the best 250 abstracts, thus ensuring an acceptance rate of 63%.

The Conference Organizers would like to thank the International Review Panel for their efforts in grading the submitted abstracts.

The 2013 Tokyo Conference International Review Panel

Kenneth W. Abbott Arizona State University
Carolina Adler Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule)
Arun Agrawal University of Michigan
Steinar Andresen Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Evangelia Apostolopoulou Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Derek Armitage Wilfried Laurier University
Harro Asselt, van University of Oxford
Walter F. Baber California State University, Long Beach
Karin Bäckstrand Lund University
Jörg Balsiger Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Robert V. Bartlett University of Vermont
David Benson University of East Anglia
Steven Bernstein University of Toronto
Michele M. Betsill Colorado State University
Frank Biermann Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Gregory Borne University of Plymouth
Emily Boyd University of Reading
Jeffrey Broadbent University of Minnesota
H.C Peach Brown University of Guelph
Harriet Bulkeley Durham University
Sarah Burch University of Oxford
Per-Olof Busch Universität Potsdam
Tim Cadman University of Southern Queensland
Susana Camargo Vieira Universidade de Itaúna
Benjamin Cashore Yale University
Tony Cheng Colorado State University
Jennifer Clapp University of Waterloo
Daniel Compagnon Sciences Po Bordeaux
Ken Conca American University
Leila da Costa Ferreira State University of Campinas
Bharat H. Desai Jawaharlal Nehru University
Shobhakar Dhakal Global Carbon Project
John S. Dryzek Australian National University
Peter Edwards Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Uppsala
Mark Elder Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Lorraine Elliott Australian National University
Robert Falkner London School of Economics and Political Science
Katharine Nora Farrell UAB
Peter Feindt Cardiff University
Pedro Fidelman James Cook University
Richard Filcak Slovak Academy of Sciences
Itay Fishhendler Hebrew University
Carl Folke Stockholm University / Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Marcilio Franca Toscano State University of Paraíba
Victor Galaz Stockholm Resilience Centre
Kathleen Galvin Colorado State University
François Gemenne Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)
Andrea Gerlak University of Arizona
Roberto P. Guimarães Getulio Vargas Foundation
Julia S. Guivant Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Aarti Gupta Wageningen University and Research Centre
Joyeeta Gupta UNESCO-IHE
Peter M. Haas University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Hironori Hamanaka Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Alex Haxeltine University of East Anglia
Dries Hegger Wageningen University
Harald Heinrichs Leuphana University
Matthew J. Hoffmann University of Toronto
Margot A. Hurlbert University of Regina
Cristina Yumie Aoki Inoue University of Brasilia
Atsushi Ishii Tohoku University
Klaus Jacob Freie Universität Berlin
Wenhua Jia China University of Political Science and Law
Jiřina Jílková J. E. Purkinje University in Ústí nad Labem
Sikina Jinnah American University
Andrew Jordan University of East Anglia
Agni Kalfagianni VU University Amsterdam
Yasuko Kameyama National Institute for Environmental Studies
Norichika Kanie Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tatiana Kluvánková-Oravská Slovak Academy of Sciences
Annica Kronsell Department of Political Science, Lund University
Louis Lebel Chiang Mai University
Ho-Ching Lee National Central University
Diana Liverman Oxford University, and University of Arizona
Eva Lövbrand Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University
Zhong Ma
Renmin University of China
Elizabeth L. Malone Joint Global Change Research Institute
Rafael Martins State University of Campinas
Cecilia Matasci École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Shunji Matsuoka Waseda University
Connie McDermott University of Oxford
James Meadowcroft Carleton University
Tom Measham Australian National University
Aysem Mert VU University Amsterdam
Mohammed Messouli University of Marrakesh
Ronald B. Mitchell University of Oregon
Asami Miyazaki Kumamoto Gakuen University
Arthur Mol Wageningen University
Kanako Morita national Institute for Environmental Studies
Barry Ness Centre for Sustainability Studies, Lund University
Peter Newell University of Sussex
Simon Niemeyer Australian National University
Sebastian Oberthür Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Hiroshi Ohta Waseda University
Felix Bayode Olorunfemi Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research
Lennart Olsson Lund University
Amandine Orsini-Bled Université Libre de Bruxelles
Urbano Fra Paleo Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Philipp Pattberg VU University
Åsa Persson Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Stockholm Environment Institute
Arthur Petersen VU University; and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Liam Phelan University of Newcastle
Ye Qi Tsinghua University
Lance W. Robinson Vancouver Island University
G. Kristin Rosendal Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Isao Sakaguchi Gakushuin University
Roberto Sanchez-Rodriguez University of California Riverside
Agus Sari ECOSECURITIES International
Falk Schmidt IASS
Miranda Schreurs Freie Universität Berlin
Heike Schroeder Oxford University
Patrick Schroeder China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO)
Anton Shkaruba Central European University
Bernd Siebenhüner Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
R.B. Singh University of Delhi
Juhola Sirkku Aalto University
Jon B. Skjærseth Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Jakob Skoovgard Department of Political Science, Lund University
Detlef Sprinz Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Will Steffen Australian National University
Hannes Stephan Department of Political Science, Lund University
Hayley Stevenson University of Sheffield
Dimitris Stevis Colorado State University
Peter Stoett Concordia University
Johannes Stripple Department of Political Science, Lund University
David Tabara Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Simon Tay National University of Singapore
Peter L. Taylor Colorado State University
Kyla Tienhaara Australian National University
Laurence Tubiana Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)
Andrej Udovc University of Ljubljana
Kazuhiro Ueta Kyoto University
Arild Underdal University of Oslo
Raheem Usman Adebimpe University of Ilorin
Nicolien van der Grijp Vrije Universiteit, IVM
Steve Vanderheiden University of Colorado at Boulder
Stacy Vandeveer University of New Hampshire
Eleftheria Vasileiadou Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Eduardo Viola University of Brasilia
Canfa Wang China University of Political Science and Law
Paul Wapner American University
Jorgen Wettestad Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Takahiro Yamada Tokyo Metropolitian
Pius Z. Yanda University of Dar Es Salaam
Oran Young University of Califormia at Santa Barbara
Juliette Young Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Mahdi Zarghami University of Tabriz
Fariborz Zelli Lund University