SEPR Journal and International Conference: Forging New Frontiers in Socio-Ecological Practice Research


The journal Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR – SCOPUS, 2022 CiteScore = 4.8) is a pioneering international journal leading the way in transdisciplinary socio-ecological practice research, emphasizing excellence. SEPR focuses on four interconnected areas: knowledge co-production, transfer, implementation, and impact, with a specific emphasis on knowledge implementation and impact research (knowledge I&I research).

From October 18th to October 20th, 2024, SEPR will collaborate with Shandong University (Weihai) and Tongji University (Shanghai) to host an international conference on socio-ecological practice research in Weihai, China.

This conference provides an ideal platform for researchers to actively participate in the exchange of ideas, foster collaborative ventures, and establish connections within a diverse global community. This inclusive community comprises scholars, practitioners, and experts in socio-ecological practice research. Such dynamic interactions have the potential to give rise to valuable partnerships, facilitate research collaborations, and encourage the sharing of best practices.


The core of the conference is built around a dual overarching theme. Firstly, it celebrates the profound influence of ecological wisdom on socio-ecological practices throughout history and across the globe. In parallel, it is dedicated to broadening the horizons of socio-ecological practice research by integrating insights from humanities, natural and social sciences, as well as engineering disciplines.

At the SEPR 2024 conference, you can:

- Engage with a diverse global audience of researchers, scholars, and practitioners, fostering valuable exchanges and expanding your professional network.

- Immerse yourself in the latest advancements in socio-ecological practice research, witnessing groundbreaking work reshaping ecological practice's future.

- Utilize the exceptional networking platform the conference provides to connect with peers, mentors, and industry experts, potentially leading to mentorship, collaborations, and access to invaluable resources and knowledge.

- Experience SEPR's strong emphasis on transdisciplinary research, bridging the gap between academia and practical application. Active participation in the conference grants you access to comprehensive perspectives and cutting-edge methodologies, enhancing your research capabilities and problem-solving skills.

- In 2025, two special issues of SEPR will showcase articles derived from conference presentations. This offers you the unique opportunity to have your research undergo rigorous review and be published in the esteemed SEPR journal. This not only expedites the dissemination of your findings but also enables you to extend your reach to a broader audience and contribute to the academic discourse in a timely and impactful manner.

To participate in the SEPR 2024 Conference:

Submit your 200-300-word abstract in either Chinese or English by December 1st, 2023, to Dr. Wei-Ning Xiang, Chairperson of the Conference Scholarly Committee, at

No Registration Fees! Participation is free, and special rates are available at the conference hotel.

For Additional Information:

Reach out to the conference coordinator, Ms. Ying Chen, at

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to become a part of the global community of socio-ecological practice researchers. Join SEPR 2024 and contribute to shaping the future of ecological practice!