International Review of Environmental History

International Review of Environmental History takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history. It publishes on all thematic and geographical topics of environmental history, but especially encourages articles with perspectives focused on or developed from the southern hemisphere and the ‘Global South’. This includes but is not limited to Australasia, East and South East Asia, Africa and South America.

International Review of Environmental History’s editorial board includes historians, scientists and geographers, as well as scholars from other backgrounds, who work on environmental history and related disciplines, such as ecology, garden history and landscape studies. The methodological breadth of International Review of Environmental History distinguishes it from other environmental history journals, as does its attempt to draw together cognate research areas in garden history and landscape studies.

The journal’s goal is to be read across disciplines, not just within history. We encourage scholars to think big and to tackle the challenges of writing environmental histories across different methodologies, nations and timescales. We embrace interdisciplinary, comparative and transnational methods, while still recognising the importance of locality in understanding these global processes.

International Review of Environmental History is happy to consider future special issues focusing on themes drawn from conferences or collaborations.

Ownership and management

The Centre for Science in Society at Victoria University of Wellington provides funding to the journal for an editorial assistant. The Centre for Environmental History at The Australian National University sponsors the journal, and ANU Press publishes a free electronic version and a print-on-demand hard copy of the journal. It is also supported by the Environmental Research Institute of the University of Waikato, New Zealand: www.waikato.ac.nz/eri. Our open-access policy means that articles will be available free to scholars around the world, ensuring high citation rates and impact in and beyond the field of history.

Publishing schedule

International Review of Environmental History is published twice a year, in April and November. Special issues may also be published either within or outside the normal publication schedule of the journal.

Access

Fully open-access electronic publication with a print-on-demand hard copy option.

Copyright and licensing

All issues published from Volume 4(1) 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

From 2017 to 2019, International Review of Environmental History is receiving funding from Centre for Science in Society at Victoria University of Wellington for an editorial assistant (Dr Austin Gee) to prepare two annual issues.

Author fees

There are no fees charged to authors for publishing work in the International Review of Environmental History. Authors are, however, expected to pay where required any fees arising from using copyright works within their articles.

Peer review process

All articles submitted to this journal undergo a double-blind peer-review process. The peer-review process is arranged by the Journal Editor, who then decides upon publication, amendment or rejection. Manuscripts that undergo amendment may be subject to further review by the Journal Editor or an external reviewer.

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

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

If the Journal Editor receives convincing evidence that the main substance or conclusions of an article published in the journal are incorrect, then, in consultation with the journal’s Associate Editors and/or Editorial Board and ANU Press, the Journal Editor will ensure the publication of an appropriate notice of correction.

Publication ethics

The journal follows the guidelines set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines

Duties/responsibilities of authors

Authors are responsible for providing:

  • original submissions of articles, fully referenced according to the journal’s guidelines, which follow Chicago style with Australian spelling. For more details on Chicago style, please see: www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html (incorrect referencing will mean that articles may not be considered for publication)
  • payment for all costs and copyright permissions of all images
  • filling out journal copyright and author’s declaration forms, which will be provided to authors once an article is accepted for publication
  • acknowledgement of any material that has been previously published
  • acknowledging any external research grants/conflicts of interest.

Duties/responsibilities of editors

  • The Editor of International Review of Environmental History may reject a submitted manuscript without formal peer review if he/she considers it to be inappropriate for the journal and outside its scope.
  • The Editor reserves the right to have final decisions on the content of all journal issues.
  • The Editor keeps the peer-review process confidential.
  • The Editor will make all reasonable effort to process submissions on time.
  • The Editor will delegate the peer review of any original self-authored research article to a member of the editorial or advisory board as appropriate.

Duties/responsibilities of reviewers

Reviewers are responsible for ensuring:

  • timely production of reviews
  • fair and unbiased assessment
  • they follow the guidelines for review document of the journal, which will be provided to the reviewer once they accept the position.

In addition, reviewers will keep in mind the following guidelines for the review: https://publicationethics.org/files/Ethical_Guidelines_For_Peer_Reviewers_2.pdf

Editorial team

Editor: James Beattie, Victoria University of Wellington; Research Associate, the Centre for Environmental History, The Australian National University; Senior Research Associate, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg

Associate Editors:

  • Brett M. Bennett, University of Western Sydney and University of Johannesburg
  • Andrea Gaynor, University of Western Australia
  • Ruth Morgan, Monash University
  • Rebecca Priestley, Victoria University of Wellington

Copyeditor: Austin Gee

Contact: james.beattie@vuw.ac.nz

Board members

  • Eugene N. Anderson, University of California, Riverside
  • Maohong Bao包茂宏, Peking University
  • Greg Barton, University of Western Sydney
  • David Biggs, University of California, Riverside
  • Tom Brooking, University of Otago
  • Nicholas Brown, The Australian National University
  • Matthew Chew, Arizona State University
  • Bruce Clarkson, University of Waikato
  • Christopher J. Courtney, Durham University
  • Rosi Crane, Otago Museum
  • Gregory T. Cushman, University of Kansas
  • Vinita Damodaran, University of Sussex
  • Rohan D’Souza, Kyoto University
  • Ian Duggan, University of Waikato
  • Sonja Dümpelmann, Harvard University
  • Fa-ti Fan, Binghamton University
  • James R. Fleming, Colby College
  • Guorong Gao高国荣, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Andrea Gaynor, University of Western Australia
  • Tom Griffiths, The Australian National University
  • Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College
  • Katie Holmes, La Trobe University
  • Adrian Howkins, Colorado State University
  • Tom Isern, North Dakota State University
  • Nancy Jacobs, Brown University
  • Ryan Tucker Jones, Oregon State University
  • Peter Lavelle, Temple University
  • Joseph Lawson, Newcastle University
  • Robert B. Marks, Whittier College
  • Edward Melillo, Amherst College
  • Simone Müller, Rachel Carson Center, Ludwigs-Maximilian University, Munich
  • Emily O’Gorman, Macquarie University
  • Hiroki Oikawa及川敬貴, Yokohama National University
  • José Pádua, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Eric Pawson, University of Canterbury
  • Ulrike Plath, Tallinn University
  • Simon Pooley, Imperial College London
  • Rebecca Rice, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
  • Libby Robin, The Australian National University
  • Kirstie Ross, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • Fei Sheng费晟, Sun Yat-Sen University
  • Lance van Sittert, University of Cape Town
  • Paul Star, University of Waikato
  • Sandra Swart, Stellenbosch University
  • Mei Xueqin梅雪芹, Tsinghua University
  • Fiona Williamson, Singapore Management University

Please send article submissions or abstracts to the Editor, Associate Professor James Beattie, Science in Society, Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600, Wellington 6142, New Zealand. Email: james.beattie@vuw.ac.nz

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words, and include a list of keywords. Articles should be in the range 5,000 to 8,000 words (including footnotes), although longer submissions may be considered after consultation with the Editor.

Style and referencing: please use footnotes in Chicago style, and follow Australian spelling. For more details on Chicago style, please see: www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

The journal also accepts letters and short ‘think pieces’. Please contact the Editor for further information.


International Review of Environmental History: Volume 5, Issue 2, 2019 »

Edited by: James Beattie
Publication date: November 2019

International Review of Environmental History takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history.


International Review of Environmental History: Volume 5, Issue 1, 2019 »

Edited by: James Beattie
Publication date: May 2019

International Review of Environmental History takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history.


International Review of Environmental History: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2018 »

Edited by: James Beattie
Publication date: September 2018

International Review of Environmental History takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history.


International Review of Environmental History: Volume 4, Issue 1, 2018 »

Edited by: James Beattie
Publication date: May 2018

International Review of Environmental History takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history.


International Review of Environmental History: Volume 3, Issue 2, 2017 »

Edited by: James Beattie
Publication date: October 2017

International Review of Environmental History takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history.


International Review of Environmental History: Volume 3, Issue 1, 2017 »

Edited by: James Beattie
Publication date: June 2017

International Review of Environmental History takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history.


International Review of Environmental History: Volume 2, 2016 »

Edited by: James Beattie
Publication date: September 2016

International Review of Environmental History takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history.


International Review of Environmental History: Volume 1, 2015 »

Edited by: James Beattie
Publication date: August 2015

International Review of Environmental History takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history.