Climate Action invites submission of papers for the topical collection on Ecovillages and other Community-led Initiatives as experiences of climate action.

Extended abstract deadline: 30.11.2022

Full paper submission deadline: 28.02.2023

We look for papers about ecovillages as pragmatic examples of bottom-up initiatives for climate action all over the world.

All papers will be published fully Open Access in Climate Action.

The focus of this topical collection is on community-led experiences of (trans)local climate action that address local, regional and global issues. It includes all grassroots initiatives that seek to create and diffuse sustainable lifestyles and appropriate regenerative technologies. This topical collection will compile the most recent research on ecovillages and other community-led initiatives in different areas of knowledge and in different contexts, from the Global North and South. The goal is to reflect on the potential of community-led initiatives for transformative climate action.

The editorial for this topical collection can be found on this link.

The submissions are now open. We expect an extended abstract until the 30.11.2022 and the final paper submission on the 28.02.2022

Climate Action offers APC waivers. Find more about your opportunities here


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit Research Articles, Review Articles, Perspective Articles, or Case Studies. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. For any pre-submission questions concerning the focus and scope of the Ecovillages Special Collection, please contact:

Dr. Anne-Kathrin Schwab, University of Vechta


Dr. Rebeca Roysen, University of Basel


For any other question concerning your submission please contact the journal.