Environment and Society

Advances in Research

Founding Editors:
Paige West, Columbia University
Dan Brockington,
 University of Sheffield

Amelia Moore, University of Rhode Island
Jerry Jacka, University of Colorado Boulder

Subjects: Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography

Volume 12. Thematic Focus: Pollution/Toxicity

Environment and Society is a part of the Berghahn Open Anthro subscribe-to-open initiative, a pilot aiming to convert 13 Anthropology journals to full Open Access on an on-going and sustainable basis.

Volume 11 / 2020, 1 issue per volume (autumn)

Aims & Scope

Environment and Society: Advances in Research is an annual review journal, publishing articles that have been commissioned in response to specific published calls.

The field of research on environment and society is growing rapidly and becoming of ever-greater importance not only in academia but also in policy circles and for the public at large. This growth reflects the urgency of debate and the pace and scale of change with respect to the water crisis, deforestation, biodiversity loss, the looming energy crisis, nascent resource wars, environmental refugees, climate change, and environmental justice, which are just some of the many compelling challenges facing society today and in the future. It also reflects the richness and insights of scholarship exploring diverse cultural forms, social phenomena, and political-economic formations in which society and nature are intricately intertwined, if not indistinguishable.

As a forum to address these issues, we are delighted to present an important peer-reviewed annual: Environment and Society: Advances in Research. Through this journal we hope to stimulate advanced research and action on these and other critical issues and encourage international communication and exchange among all relevant disciplines.

Environment and Society publishes critical reviews of the latest research literature on environmental studies, including subjects of theoretical, methodological, substantive, and applied significance. Articles also survey the literature regionally and thematically and reflect the work of anthropologists, geographers, environmental scientists, and human ecologists from all parts of the world in order to internationalize the conversations within environmental anthropology, environmental geography, and other environmentally oriented social sciences. The publication will appeal to academic, research, and policy-making audiences alike.


Environment and Society: Advances in Research is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Bibliometric Research Indicator List (BFI)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • CAB Abstracts (CABI Publishing)
  • Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Scopus (Elsevier)

Introducing: EnviroSociety, a multimedia site that provides insights into contemporary socio-ecological issues with posts from top scholars in the social sciences that engage readers interested in current environmental topics.

Founding Editors
Paige West, Columbia University, USA
Dan Brockington, University of Sheffield, UK

Amelia Moore, University of Rhode Island, USA
Jerry Jacka, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Book Review Editors
Rebecca Witter, Appalachian State University, USA
Patrick Gallagher, University of Texas, San Antonio, USA

Managing Editor
Gregorio Ortiz, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Editorial Advisory Board
Vanessa Agard-Jones, Columbia University, USA
Monica Barra, University of South Carolina, USA
Dominic Boyer, Rice University, USA
James G. Carrier, Independent Scholar
Clint Carroll, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Noel Castree, University of Wollongong, Australia
Lisa Cliggett, University of Kentucky, USA
Molly Doane, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Robert Fletcher, University of Florida, USA
Scott Freeman, American University, USA
Elizabeth Hoover, Brown University, USA
Jeff Kinch, National Fisheries College, Papua New Guinea
Laura Mentore, University of Mary Washington, USA
Sarah Milne, Australian National University, Australia
Marama Muru-Lanning, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Katja Neves, Concordia University, USA
Nicole Peterson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Kimberly Tallbear, University of Alberta, Canada
Sarah Vaughn, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Jerry Zee, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Ariela Zycherman, United States Department of Agriculture, USA


Manuscript Submission

Please review the submission and style guide carefully before submitting.

Environment and Society: Advances in Research (ARES) is an annual review journal, publishing articles that have been commissioned in response to specific published calls. Its articles are meant to review substantial bodies of literature that have appeared in previous years. Contributions should contain substantial literature reviews, however, the strongest articles tend to include some original material.

All submitted articles should be original works and not concurrently under consideration by any other publication. Please send submissions of articles, reviews, and other contributions as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (rtf) files by e-mail to the editors at ares.journal@gmail.com.

Articles should be 8,000 to 10,000 words (including endnotes and references) and include a 150-word abstract and 6 to 8 keywords. The manuscript files should be formatted as US letter, with 1-inch margins, double-spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font for all text, and no extra spaces between paragraphs.

Have other questions? Please refer to the Berghahn Info for Authors page for general information and guidelines including topics such as article usage and permissions for Berghahn journal article authors.

License Agreement

As part of the Berghahn Open Anthro initiative, articles in Environment and Society: Advances in Research (ARES) are published open access under a Creative Commons license.

Authors must visit our License Options page to select and download their preferred license agreement. Completed and signed forms should be sent to copyright@berghahnjournals.com.

Ethics Statement

Authors published in Environment and Society: Advances in Research (ARES) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete ARES ethics statement.

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