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Environment and History
Instructions for Authors

Environment and History is an interdisciplinary journal which aims to bring scholars in the humanities and natural sciences closer together, with the deliberate intention of constructing long and well-founded perspectives on present day environmental problems. Papers for publication in the journal should reflect this interdisciplinary approach, and be composed in a style that is accessible to a wide readership. Submitted papers must be original research that has not been published previously, and must not be currently under consideration by another journal. Contributions must be in English, in Microsoft Word or other agreed format, and should be uploaded using our online submission system. This system allows contributors to track the progress of their papers through the submission, review and proof-reading stages; and is designed to make the review process quicker and more efficient. It thus has significant advantages over submitting via email. You will need to register as an author in order to upload your paper, a process that only takes a few minutes. Please note that, to ensure compatibility with reviewers' computer systems, Word 1997-2003 documents (ending .doc) are preferable to Word 2007 (ending .docx).

Guidelines for article layout

Word Limit. Unless otherwise agreed in advance of submission, articles should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words in length including notes and bibliography. Manuscripts of excessive length will not be considered.

Source citations and notes should be included as footnotes, and they should be numbered consecutively through the text. Please note that the journal no longer permits citations in the text in ‘Harvard’ (author, date) style. Try to limit notes to one at the end of each paragraph.

Unless a separate bibliography is provided, give complete citations in footnotes, including place, name of publishing company and date of publication (books); volume number and year (periodicals). Use ‘p.’ and ‘pp.’ only for books; use a colon followed by page range for journal citations. Use full titles on first reference; shortened titles may be used on subsequent references.

Keith Thomas,  Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England 1500—1800 (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984).
Thomas,  Man and the Natural World, 161—5.
G. Hardin, ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’,  Science 162 (1968): 1243—8.
Kate B. Showers, ‘A history of African soil use: Perceptions, use and abuse’, in J.R. McNeill and V. Winiwarter (eds.), Soils and Societies, pp. 118–176 (Cambridge: The White Horse Press, 2006).
Showers, ‘A history of African soil use’, p. 134.
Andrew J. King, ‘Law and Land Use in Chicago: A Pre-history of Modern Zoning’ (Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1976), 32—7.
Sydney Morning Herald, 26 Feb. 1913, 3.
Mahaffy to Sec. of State, 21 Dec. 1908, Western Pacific High Commission BSIP Secretariat Series, National Archives of Solomon Islands (hereafter WHPC) 281/1.

If a separate bibliography is provided, citations in notes may be restricted to the shortened form as above, or to the author’s name and year of publication (Thomas 1984, 161—5). Bibliographic entries should be arranged alphabetically, with the author’s surname first.

Thomas, Keith 1984.  Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England 1500—1800. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
Hardin, G. 1968. ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’.  Science 162: 1243—8.
Showers, Kate B. 2006. ‘A history of African soil use: Perceptions, use and abuse’. In J.R. McNeill and V. Winiwarter (eds), Soils and Societies (Cambridge: The White Horse Press), pp. 118–176.

Archival sources should be listed separately.

Western Pacific High Commission BSIP Secretariat Series, National Archives of Solomon Islands (WHPC).

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.

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Environment and History welcomes the use of appropriate maps, graphics, and photographs. Authors should consult with the publisher about the suitability of illustrations for reproduction. If graphic material, including maps or photographs, is taken from a source protected by copyright, the author is responsible for securing permission from the copyright holder for its 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 Environment and History 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. For queries regarding submissions, please contact the Editor, Karen Jones, School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX, UK.

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