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Environmental Values - Instructions for Authors

Environmental Values brings together contributions from philosophy, economics, politics, sociology, geography, anthropology, ecology and other disciplines, which relate to the present and future environment of human beings and other species. In doing so we aim to clarify the relationship between practical policy issues and more fundamental underlying principles or assumptions.

The journal provides a forum for original academic papers that are accessible to people from other disciplines, and also those who operate outside the academic community. To this end, contributors should avoid needless technicality. They should also bear in mind the requirements of an international readership when making reference to localised places or events.

Manuscripts should show engagement with on-going intellectual debates, and awareness of the current literature. Authors should especially make sure they are cognizant of papers published in recent issues of Environmental Values that are relevant to their topic. Authors should avoid excessive quotation from their own previous works: failure to do so can result in work being classified as self-plagiarism. All quotations from author’s own publications and from outside sources must be acknowledged and fully referenced.

Submissions must be original and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. We aim to reach a decision on publication within three months of receipt of the submission.

Specific Guidance

File Format. Submissions must be uploaded to our online system in Microsoft Word or Rich Text format.

Word Limit. Unless otherwise agreed, submissions should be no more than 8,000 words in length including notes and bibliography, and no more than 28 pages long, including any diagrams, tables etc. when formatted as specified below. Discussion articles (comments on published papers and author replies) should be no more than 4,000 words and book reviews no more than 1000 words. Manuscripts of excessive length will not be considered.

Page Layout. A4, font Times Roman 12pt. Double spaced. Any tables or figures at the end. Avoid excessive use of subheadings and text formatting for emphasis (underlining, bold, italics).

English. Manuscripts should be in English and be of an acceptable standard in that regard (if in doubt please have a native speaker read your manuscript prior to submission).

Anonymous Manuscript. To allow blind refereeing, please ensure that your manuscript is anonymous by removing your name and any self-identifying references.

Abstract. A summary of around 100 words, and a list of four or five ‘key words’ should be provided.

Footnotes, if any, should be numbered consecutively through the text.

Bibliographic citations can appear in text or notes. These should include the author’s last name and the title or year of publication, and may include a page reference: (Aldred, 2006: 142).
A separate list of references should be provided, in alphabetical order. Please do not abbreviate journal titles. The following style should be employed:

Baskin, J. 2015. ‘Paradigm dressed as epoch: The ideology of the anthropocene’. Environmental Values 24 (1): 9-29. https://doi.org/10.3197/096327115x14183182353746

Demaria, F., F. Schneider, F. Sekulova and J. Martinez-Alier. 2013. ‘What is degrowth? From an activist slogan to a social movement’. Environmental Values 22 (2): 191-215. https://doi.org/10.3197/096327113X13581561725194

Hamilton, C. 2011. Windsor receives death threats as climate of hate ramps up. Crikey. http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/03/02/windsor-receives-death-threats-as-climate-of-hate-ramps-up/ (accessed 8th February 2014).

Holland, A. 1997. ‘Substitutability: Why strong sustainability is weak and absurdly strong sustainability is not absurd’. In J. Foster (ed), Valuing Nature? Economics, Ethics and the Environment, pp.119-134. London: Routledge.

Rolston III, H. 1989. Philosophy Gone Wild. Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books.

Spash, C.L. (ed). 2017. Routledge Handbook of Ecological Economics: Nature and Society, Routledge International Handbooks. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar should conform to British usage and the following conventions:

Spell out numbers one to ten only
0.301 cubic metres, 38 hectares, 14 mm, 28 degrees
44 per cent (44% in notes), 14 degrees
£246, £1 10s, 5s 3d, A$256,300, US$10 million
1 December 1946 (in text), 1 Dec. 1946 (in notes)
1950s, the fifties
Use single quotes, except for quotes within quotes
Italicise foreign words on first appearance
Map 1, Figure 25, Chapter 2, Appendix 1, Volume 1, Note 1 (citations in text)
fig. 1, vol. 1, n. 1 (in notes)
Omit points after lower-case contractions containing last letter of singular and after plurals. E.g. Dr, St, Mt, Ltd; ed./eds; c. (circa); encl./encls (enclosure/s).
No points for capitalised abbreviations (e.g. UK, USA)
Small caps for BC, AD, BP
World War One
the nineteenth century, mid-nineteenth century
the south-east, South-east Asia

For further guidance, see the Chicago Manual of Style.

EndnoteTo download an Endnote Stylesheet for Environmental Values Right-click (option-click or control-click on a Mac) the link and choose ‘Save Link As...’

Authors should consult with the publisher about the suitability of any illustrations for reproduction. If graphic material, including diagrams or photographs, is taken from a source protected by copyright, the author is responsible for securing permission from the copyright holder for its use.

Copyright and Future Use. The editors reserve the right to make alterations which do not involve any change of meaning. Contributors are expected to assign copyright to the publisher; though they remain free to use material in subsequent publications written or edited by themselves provided Environmental Values is acknowledged as the original place of publication. Contributors will be sent a complimentary e-copy of the journal, as well as a pdf file of their article which can be used to make as many further copies as they require.

Please use our online submission system to upload and track the progress of your submission. In case of difficulty, enquiries should be addressed to
Sarah Johnson, White Horse Press

The Old Vicarage, Winwick
Cambridgeshire, PE28 5PN, UK
Tel: +44 1832 293222