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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • I, the submitting author, and (if applicable on behalf of ) the co-author(s), accept and agree that the editorial decisions on submissions are final with no right to appeal. A blind review process is followed by the Journal and the decision of the editors usually -but not necessarily- align with the recommendations of reviewers.

Author Guidelines

Journal of Ecohumanism is an Open Access international peer-reviewed journal for scholars, researchers, and students who are interested in the fields of Environmental Humanities, Ecohumanism, Ecology, Literary Theory and Cultural Criticism, Economic and Business Studies, Law and Legal Studies in a broad interdisciplinary field of Social Sciences and Humanities. 

Journal of Ecohumanism is an Open Access peer reviewed journal, allowing users to freely access, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full-text articles for any lawful purpose without requiring permission from the publisher or author.

Submissions of articles, commentaries and book reviews in English are considered. For all the articles, an abstract is required (150-200 words). We donot accept submissions for interviews, posters and artworks. All the submissions are done via the journal's website prior to registering for free at the journal's canvas / website. The journal does not charge submission or publication fees, however, we kindly request all our readers, editors, authors and reviewers to recommend their libraries to subscribe to the Journal.

Submissions in English are considered. Manuscripts must be submitted as Word documents (.txt, .doc, .rtf extensions are accepted). Author(s) must submit two Word documents:

  1. A title page with the title of manuscript, abstract, keywords, and full author details including address and affiliation(s)
  2. A full anonymized manuscript (i.e. author details and self-references removed) ready for double-blind peer review. This should also include an abstract of maximum 200 words and 5 keywords.

Works submitted for publication are entered into a double-blind peer review system and read by two assessors. Articles submitted to the Journal of Ecohumanism should be original pieces of work, not been published before and not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic one. To disseminate your research more effectively, you may consider getting professional help from copyeditors via external proofreading services. 

Please make sure your manuscript is prepared according to the guidelines provided on our website:

- APA style (7th edition) for in-text referencing and the reference list at the end of your article.

- References must be complete. All references to books, articles and other sources should be inserted in the text; in-text citations should contain the last name of the author, year of publication, and pagination where appropriate, e.g. (Smith, 2003, 187).

- For co-authored sources, provide names for two authors in the text, e.g., (Smith & Cohen, 2011), and for more than two authors use et al. after the first author's name (Sirkeci et al., 2009).

- For institutions, use abbreviations in the text.

- Acknowledgments should be given either in a footnote on the first page or at the end of the manuscript, before the list of references.

- The reference list should be placed at the end of the text and must only include sources referred to in the text. All items should be listed alphabetically by author and by year of publication. Italics must be used for titles of books and journals. It should be double spaced and listed in alphabetical order by the author's name.

Basic Format for Books

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher Name. 

Editor(s), E. E. (Ed.). (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher. 

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In E. E. Editor & F. F. Editor (Eds.), Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle (pp. pages of chapter). Publisher. 

Article in Print Journal

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages.

Webpage or Piece of Online Content

Lastname, F. M. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL

- Illustrations should be inserted in the text. All graphs and diagrams should be referred to as figures and should be numbered. Illustrations can be in color and appear in color for the online version but the print version of the journal will be printed in one color.

- Tables should also be numbered consecutively in the text and must be inserted in the text. There should not be redundant tables in the manuscript.

Any opinions expressed in the Journal of Ecohumanism are those of authors and do not necessarily those of the editors or publisher. Authors are personally responsible for obtaining permission for the reprint of any previously published material. The Publisher is authorized to disseminate the submitted material in print and electronic formats following thorough peer-review and editorial process.

Editorial Policy

All submitted papers are screened and reviewed by the Editors and Reviewers. Referees are expected to provide supportive comments regarding their decisions. Please see the full details of our Peer Review Policy here.


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