Nature and Culture is now indexed in Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)!
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Aims & Scope
Nature and Culture (NC) is a forum for the international community of scholars and practitioners to present, discuss, and evaluate critical issues and themes related to the historical and contemporary relationships that societies, civilizations, empires, regions, and nation-states have with nature. The journal contains a serious interpolation of theory, methodology, criticism, and concrete observation forming the basis of this discussion.
The journal's mission is to move beyond specialized disciplinary enclaves and mindsets toward broader syntheses that encompass time, space, and structures in understanding the nature–culture relationship. The journal furthermore provides an outlet for the identification of knowledge gaps in our understanding of this relationship.
Nature and Culture receives financial support for its editorial operations from the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig.
The editors and editorial board will consider new topics, and authors should not be restricted by those listed below. Current themes are as follows:
Cultural Reactions and Conceptions of Nature
Degradation and Restoration of Environment
Ecological Time and Futures
Political and Socioeconomic Arrangements of Landscapes
European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)
IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (DE GRUYTER)
IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (DE GRUYTER)
Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
PAIS International (PROQUEST)
Social Sciences Citation Index (WEB OF SCIENCE)
Sociological Abstracts (PROQUEST)
Water Resources Abstracts (PROQUEST)
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (PROQUEST)
Editors Sing C. Chew, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany Matthias Gross, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ and University of Jena, Germany
Jana Schoppe, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany
Book Review Editor
Daniel Sarabia, Roanoke College, USA
Maohong Bao, Peking University, P. R. China
Felix A. Chami, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Samir Dasgupta, University of Kalyani, India Debra J. Davidson, University of Alberta, Canada
Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, USA
Jonathan Friedman, EHESS (IRIS), Paris, France and University of California, San Diego, USA
Robert Frodeman, University of North Texas, USA
Paul H. Gobster, USDA Forest Service, USA
Thomas Hall, DePauw University, USA
David J. Hess, Vanderbilt University, USA
J. Donald Hughes, University of Denver, USA
William R. Jordan III, The New Academy for Nature and Culture, USA
Andrew K. Jorgenson, Boston College, USA
Robert E. Kohler, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Kristian Kristiansen, Goteborgs Universitet, Sweden
Wolfgang Krohn, Bielefeld University, Germany
Ts'ui-Jung Liu, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
Robert Marks, Whittier College, USA
Arthur P. J. Mol, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Kelly Moore, Loyola University, Chicago, USA
Raymond Murphy, University of Ottawa, Canada
Roger Pielke Jr., University of Colorado, USA
William I. Robinson, University of California-Santa Barbara, USA
Arlene Rosen, University College London, UK
Alvin So, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
William Thompson, Indiana University, USA
Yoshinori Yasuda, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Japan
Steven Yearley, University of Edinburgh, UK
The editors welcome contributions. Authors should submit articles as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) files. Electronic submissions are preferred, but mailed contributions will be reviewed. Please note that all correspondence will be transmitted via e-mail.
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Research articles should be 5,000 to 8,000 words, although longer articles may be considered. Contributions for the Perspectives section should be 2,000 to 5,000 words. Reviews essays must have a minimum of two titles reviewed and be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
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