Human Ecology Review

Human Ecology Review (HER) is a semi-annual journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions (Research in Human Ecology) and reviews books of relevance to the journal’s subject matter and the interest of its readers. HER will not publish manuscripts that are purely biophysical nor ones that are purely sociocultural and it will not publish manuscripts that are monodisciplinary or specialisations to a specific discipline. Authors are strongly encouraged to make clear their manuscript’s connection to an understanding of human ecology and human ecological scholarship more broadly.

Ownership and management

Human Ecology Review is the official journal of the Society for Human Ecology.

Publishing schedule

Human Ecology Review is published by ANU Press twice yearly, in the first and second half of the year.

Access

Human Ecology Review is an open-access journal, available from ANU Press. Individual print-on-demand copies are also available from ANU Press at the same address. Hard copies are available from Society for Human Ecology to subscribing members who selected to pay a premium for them when they registered. These copies are automatically mailed to these members.

Back copies of Human Ecology Review are available from ANU Press to Volume 21(2). JSTOR hosts all back issues.

Copyright and licensing

All issues published from Volume 24(2) onwards are published under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Issues published previous to this are under a standard copyright licence.

Authors retain copyright of articles published in this journal.

Revenue sources

The cost of publishing Human Ecology Review is covered by Society for Human Ecology member fees in the spirit of open access to knowledge and its distribution. There are no costs to authors for publishing in or submitting an article to HER.

Readers of Human Ecology Review are strongly encouraged to become members by contacting the Society at info@societyforhumanecology.org.

Author fees

There are no fees charged to authors for publishing work in Human Ecology Review.

Peer review process

Manuscripts that conform to the author instructions are allocated to an associate editor who has expertise in the area addressed by the manuscript. The associate editor arranges blind peer review and recommends publication, amendment or rejection to the chief editor. The chief editor makes a final decision based on that recommendation. Resubmitted manuscripts may be subject to further review.

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

If the Editor or an Editorial Board member receives a credible allegation of misconduct by an author, reviewer or editor, then they have a duty to investigate the matter, in consultation with the publisher and Editorial Board. If the claim is substantiated, the Editor will follow the guidelines set out by COPE for retracting or correcting the article in question.

Publication ethics

Authors may be asked to confirm that the ethical dimension of their research was approved by an independent ethics review process within their institution, or as conforming to their national standards for research ethics. If necessary, documented evidence of ethics approval may be asked for. Plagiarism and fraud are not tolerated by the journal and would be dealt with under the ‘research misconduct’ guidelines above.

Duties/responsibilities of authors

To generate a manuscript that conforms to the author guidelines, and to assert that permission has been obtained for any copyright material, and that the research was conducted in accordance with appropriate ethical guidelines and is their own work, unless otherwise acknowledged.

Duties/responsibilities of editors

To publish material suitable for the journal Human Ecology Review in a timely manner and to freely make that material available to readers globally. Editors should be vigilant in guarding against, and reporting, any suspicion of academic malpractice.

Duties/responsibilities of reviewers

To provide a critically engaged, honest, and unbiased recommendation on the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the journal. Reviewers are encouraged to provide feedback to contributing authors in the spirit of supporting and encouraging improvements to their academic skills.

Editorial team

  • Editor in Chief: Robert Dyball, Australian National University
  • Book Review Editor: Tomas Burns, University of Oklahoma
  • Assistant Editor: Ngaire Kinnear, Message Connected Editing
  • Copy Editor: Beth Battrick, Teaspoon Consulting

Contact: info@societyforhumanecology.org

Board members

  • Annie Booth, University of Northern British Columbia
  • Rich Borden, College of the Atlantic
  • Debra Davidson, University of Alberta
  • Federico Davila, University of Technology Sydney
  • Federico Dickinson, Cinvestav-Merida
  • Tom Dietz, Michigan State University
  • Adam Driscoll, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  • Alan Ewert, Indiana University
  • Angela Franz-Balsen, German Society for Human Ecology
  • Scott Frey, University of Tennessee
  • Luc Hens, Flemish Institute for Technological Research
  • Cassandra Johnson Gaither, USDA Forest Service
  • Andrew K. Jorgenson, Boston College
  • Stefano Longo, North Carolina State University
  • Thom Meredith, McGill University
  • Angela Mertig, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Iva Pires, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Liam Phelan, University of Newcastle
  • Matthew Sanderson, Kansas State University
  • Mihnea Tanasescu, Free University of Brussels
  • Joanne Vining, University of Illinios, Urbana
  • Rachael Wakefield-Rann, University of Technology Sydney

Manuscripts should be submitted online via http://mstracker.com/submit1.php?jc=her. Authors should follow the guidelines on the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) webpage https://societyforhumanecology.org. Attributions should only be made where authors have had a direct intellectual contribution in writing the manuscript.


Human Ecology Review: Volume 24, Number 2 »

Special Issue: Addressing the Great Indoors — A Transdisciplinary Conversation

Publication date: December 2018

Human Ecology Review is a semi-annual journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions (Research in Human Ecology).


Human Ecology Review: Volume 24, Number 1 »

Publication date: September 2018

Human Ecology Review is a semi-annual journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions (Research in Human Ecology).


Human Ecology Review: Volume 23, Number 2 »

Special Issue: Human Ecology—A Gathering of Perspectives: Portraits from the Past—Prospects for the Future

Publication date: December 2017

Human Ecology Review is a semi-annual journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions (Research in Human Ecology).


Human Ecology Review: Volume 23, Number 1 »

Publication date: September 2017

Human Ecology Review is a semi-annual journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions (Research in Human Ecology).


Human Ecology Review: Volume 22, Number 2 »

Publication date: July 2016

Human Ecology Review is a semi-annual journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions (Research in Human Ecology).


Human Ecology Review: Volume 22, Number 1 »

Publication date: December 2015

Human Ecology Review is a semi-annual journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions (Research in Human Ecology).


Human Ecology Review: Volume 21, Number 2 »

Publication date: September 2015

Human Ecology Review is a semi-annual journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions (Research in Human Ecology).


Human Ecology Review: Volume 21, Number 1 »

Publication date: February 2015

Human Ecology Review is a semi-annual journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions (Research in Human Ecology).


Human Ecology Review: Volume 20, Number 2 »

Publication date: September 2014

Human Ecology Review is a semi-annual journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions (Research in Human Ecology).