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Dear Dr. Whitehead,
The journal Laws (ISSN 2075-471X) is currently running a special issue
entitled "Environmental Law and Sustainability". Dr. Kamrul Hossain , of
the University of Lapland (Finland), is serving as Guest Editor for this
issue. We think you could make an excellent contribution based on your
expertise and your following paper:
DUBIOUS AND DUBIOUSER: CONTINGENT VALUATION AND THE TIME OF DAY. Econ. Inq. 2015, 53, 1396-1400.
While the exact meaning of sustainability is yet to be explicitly
streamlined, environmental law has its flexibility to address sustainability
within a broader framework. The traditional understanding of the
concept—meeting the needs of present generation without compromising
the needs of the future generation—has been found to be concentrated
to resource usage and allocation. However, the concept has gone far
beyond this ordinary understanding. [...]
For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at:
The submission deadline is 15 December 2015. You may send your
manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be
under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage
authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in
Laws is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by
readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as
indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors
and their institutes. No Article Processing Charges (APC) apply for well-
prepared manuscripts, submitted in 2014.
For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions
for authors at the journal website.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Ms. Siyang Liu
"Dubious and Dubiouser" was published in the miscellany section of Economic Inquiry. While the data and results are real, it was written as a reaction to oil industry funded economists who are paid to be a bit too skeptical about the contingent valuation method. I guess that the journal "Laws" wants me to write another joke paper!
And yes, MDPI is on Beall's list of potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers. This email was machine generated.