Paul Novelly, Editor in Chief, The Rangeland Journal.  Email:


Just a reminder that the Rangeland Journal is virtual these days, and no more printed copies are being produced.  So, don’t forget to access the Journal website ( and you will aways find the latest Issue of the Journal listed as “Current Issue”.  Volume 45 Issue 4 has been finalized and is now on-line.

On another matter, preparations are continuing for the Journal Special Issue “The successes, failures and opportunities of carbon and environmental service markets in rangelands”.  Submissions are now starting to be received, and moving through the peer review process.  The objective of the Special Issue is to shed some light on the successes, opportunities and shortcomings across the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of carbon and environmental market mechanisms.  Given that many of these schemes are based in rangelands, and that there is on-going debate as to their efficacy in sequestering carbon and actually assisting Australia reach its goals, the Special Issue should raise some interesting debate.  Look out for it.

For those of you who were unlucky and could not attend the ARS Biennial Conference in Broome last September, Kath Ryan and her group are working diligently putting together the Conference Special Issue of the Journal. Potential papers stemming from presentations have been defined and the potential authors contacted.

Finally, all ARS members should be aware that If you have a paper published in the Rangeland Journal you are entitled to a discount of 50% off the open access charge. Please contact John Brisbin ( to request your discount code to use in RightsLink (within the
submission system) if you wish to take up this opportunity. This advice is included in the letter to authors on acceptance of a paper for publication.

So, plenty of good rangeland reading coming your way.