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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.
- File Format. Submissions must be uploaded to our online system in Microsoft Word or Rich Text format.
- Word Limit. Unless otherwise agreed, manuscripts 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. Occasionally longer pieces may be considered by prior agreement.
- Page Layout. A4, fully justified with borders of 2.5cm/1inch all round. 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:
- Aldred, J. 2006. ‘Incommensurability and monetary valuation’. Land Economics 82: 141–161.
EPA 2000. Who Cares About the Environment? Sydney: Environmental Protection Authority, http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/community/whocares (accessed 16 October 2002).
- Martinez-Alier, J., G. Munda and J. O’Neill. 1998. ‘Weak comparability of values as a foundation for ecological economics’. Ecological Economics 26: 277–286.
- Rolston III, H. 1989. Philosophy Gone Wild. Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books.
- 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 Environment, pp.119–134. London: 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.
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 copy of the journal issue in which their article appears, and a pdf file from which they are free to print 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