GAIA

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Impact Factor:
1.58 (2016)

GAIA: Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society is “an inter- and transdisciplinary journal for scientists and other interested parties concerned with the causes and analyses of environmental and sustainability problems and their solutions.”

Particularly relevant to i2S are articles on transdisciplinary project design, transdisciplinary research theory and transdisciplinary research methods.

GAIA is currently featuring an open-access series of “Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research” by leading researchers. The commissioning editor is Gabriele Bammer. Published to date are:

  1. Pohl, C and Hirsch Hadorn, G. (2017). Principles for designing transdisciplinary research. Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research #1. GAIA, 26, 3: 232. Online (DOI): https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.26.3.3
  2. Bergmann, M. and Jahn, T. (2017). A model for the transdisciplinary research process. Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research #2. GAIA, 26, 4: 304. Online (DOI): https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.26.4.3
  3. Mitchell, C., Fam, D. and Cordell, D. (2018). Outcomes spaces: Designing for impact in transdisciplinary research. Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research #3. GAIA, 27, 1: 112. Online (DOI): https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.27.1.3
  4. Cabrera, D. and Cabrera, L. (2018). Four building blocks of systems thinking. Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research #4. GAIA, 27, 2: 200. Online (DOI): https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.27.2.3
  5. Muhar, A. and Penker, M. (2018). Knowledge co-production: An analytical framework. Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research #5. GAIA, 27, 3: 272. Online (DOI): https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.27.3.3
  6. Weyrauch, V. and Echt, L. (2018). Context in the interaction between research and government policy. Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research #6. GAIA, 27, 4: 344. Online (DOI): https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.27.4.3
  7. Fazey, I. (2019). Ten essentials for contributing more directly to transformational change. Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research Framework #7. GAIA, 28, 1: 8. Online (DOI): https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.28.1.3

Between 2015 and 2017, GAIA published eight open-access “Toolkits for Transdisciplinarity”, namely:

  1. Bammer, G. (2015). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity – Toolkit #1: Co-producing knowledge. GAIA, 24, 3: 149. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.14512/gaia.24.3.2
  2. Bammer, G. (2015). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity – Toolkit #2: Engaging and influencing policy. GAIA, 24, 4: 221. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.14512/gaia.24.4.2
  3. Bammer, G. (2016). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity – Toolkit #3: Dialogue methods for knowledge synthesis. GAIA, 25, 1: 7. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.14512/gaia.25.1.3
  4. Bammer, G. (2016). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity – Toolkit #4: Collaborations. GAIA, 25, 2: 77. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.14512/gaia.25.2.2
  5. Bammer, G. (2016). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity – Toolkit #5: Change. GAIA, 25, 3: 149. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.14512/gaia.25.3.2
  6. Bammer, G. (2016). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity – Toolkit #6: Research integration and implementation.GAIA, 25, 4: 229. Online: https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.25.4.2
  7. Bammer, G. (2017). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity – Toolkit #7: (Dynamic) systems thinking.GAIA, 26, 1: 7. Online: https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.26.1.3
  8. Bammer, G. (2017). Toolkits for transdisciplinarity – Toolkit #8 Integration methods GAIA, 26, 2: 79. Online: https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.26.2.3

A compilation of all eight toolkits is now available online at: https://www.oekom.de/fileadmin/zeitschriften/gaia_Grafiken/GAIA_Flyer_Toolkits.pdf (PDF 1.7MB) (Bammer, G. (2017) ‘Eight toolkits for transdisciplinarity’, Originally published in the journal GAIA).

Website: https://www.oekom.de/zeitschriften/gaia/

Posted: January 2012
Last modified: April 2019