Environment, Space, Place

International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP)

Environment, Space, Place
Editor: Troy R. E. Paddock
A transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of environmental, spatial, and place-oriented dimensions of knowledge.

Environment, Space, Place (ESP) seeks to publish transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research dedicated to the study of environmental, spatial, and place-oriented dimensions of knowledge in ways that are meaningful beyond the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. Fundamentally, we are interested in promoting conversations about how people think about and experience various kinds of environments, spaces, and places: real, virtual, mythical, or imagined. Central to the mission of this journal is fostering discussion of how humanity interacts with and within its various environments. Given recent political happenings in the Western world, we hope that ESP can open up additional space for thoughtful and critical discussion of vital issues and be a platform for different approaches to knowledge and understanding. We are interested in how various peoples and cultures have framed their understanding(s) of their lived experiences and their environments, as well as how conflicting understandings are negotiated in order to maintain cohesion, if not consensus.

Aims And SCope

The interdisciplinary journal Environment, Space, Place (ESP) is seeking submissions. Since its founding, ESP has sought to publish transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research dedicated to the study of environmental, spatial, and place-oriented dimensions of knowledge in ways that are meaningful beyond the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. It strives to publishes innovative and paradigm-challenging work by scholars in many fields, including philosophy, geography, history, art and architectural theory and history, design and planning, musicology, the history and philosophy of science and technology, the history and philosophy of geography and cartography, environmental ethics, sociology, political science, religious studies, literary studies, globalization studies, and a number of area studies.

Central to the mission of this journal is fostering discussion of how humanity interacts with and within its various environments. We are interested in how various peoples and cultures have framed their understanding(s) of their lived experiences and their environments, as well as how conflicting understandings are negotiated in order to maintain cohesion, if not consensus. All submissions receive a double-blind peer review. Author fees are not required for processing or publishing manuscripts, but authors are responsible for permission costs. Environment, Space, Place publishes two issues a year: Spring and Fall. For the editorial board's complete Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement, see the Editorial Information tab below.

ESP is the journal for the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP), http://www.southernct.edu/iasesp/.

Please send submissions to Troy Paddock at paddockt1@southernct.edu.

Ownership and Management

Environment, Space, Place is owned by the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place and managed by the ESP editorial team.

Copyright and Access

Issues of Environment, Space, Place, are copyrighted in the name of the Regents of the University of Minnesota.

For a full list of present and past issues and the associated table of contents, please see the Environment, Space, Place page on Project MUSE.

To check the availability of back issues and to place a single copy order, please email pubsvc.tsp@sheridan.com.

Archiving

Back issues of the journal are archived by its current publisher, the University of Minnesota Press.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


Editor

  • The editor of Environment, Space, Place is responsible for identifying and contacting peer
    reviewers, always keeping in mind potential conflicts of interest and making sure that
    submissions are evaluated in terms of scholarly content and contribution without regard to the
    identity and affiliation of the author. The editor ensures the confidentiality of authors and
    reviewers. Based on the internal and external review process, the editor decides whether to accept, reject, or encourage resubmission of the manuscript.

Authors 

  • Guidelines for authors appear on the Environment, Space, Place website and will be
    sent on request.
  • Authors are requested to state whether the article has been submitted to or is under
    review with another publication and whether the article has previously been published
    in another language.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the
    submission. Authors should ensure that all the listed authors have seen and agreed to
    the submitted version of the manuscript and to the inclusion of their names as co-
    authors.
  • Authors should fully cite the sources of information used in the research and
    acknowledge relevant scholarly publications.
  • For all illustrations, authors should adhere to guidelines concerning Fair Use.
    Questions regarding fair use can be sent to the editor or University of Minnesota Press.
  • Articles undergo an internal review by the editor and, when relevant,
    members of the Editorial Board. If submissions are deemed appropriate for the journal,
    they undergo double-blind peer review. Environment, Space, Place sends authors
    reviewer comments and a decision about publication as expeditiously as possible.
  • The decision to accept or reject an article for publication in Environment, Space,
    Place is based only on the submission’s relevance to the remit of the journal and the
    significance of the submission as a work of original scholarship. For revised
    resubmissions, authors should address all comments and suggestions by reviewers and
    provide an account of the revisions undertaken.
  • Before a submission can be published, authors will be required to sign the University
    of Minnesota Press Author Agreement and a Permissions Agreement
    regarding Illustration and Artwork.

Reviewers

  • Reviewers should have no potential conflict of interest.
  • Potential reviewers are provided with the title and abstract of the submission, and if they agree to serve as reviewers and have no conflict of interest, are sent our guidelines.
  • In our blind peer review process, the identities of the author and the reviewer are protected.Reviewers are requested to keep confidential all information regarding submissions
    to Environment, Space, Place.

Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Reviewers

The following situations are considered conflicts and should be avoided:

  • Co-authoring publications with at least one of the authors in the past 3 years, not including edited collections
  • Being colleagues within the same section / department or similar organizational unit in the past 3 years
  • Supervising / having supervised the doctoral work of the author(s) or being supervised / having been supervised by the author(s)
  • Having a personal relationship (e.g. family, close friend) with the author(s)
  • Having a direct or indirect financial interest in the paper being reviewed

It is not considered a Conflict of Interest if the reviewers have worked together with the authors in a. collaborative project (e.g, EU or DARPA) or if they have co-organized an event (e.g. PC co-chairs)

Allegations of Misconduct

  • When there is an allegation of academic misconduct, we solicit a response from those accused, seek full documentation of the allegation, and take any appropriate steps through consultation with the Editorial Board. If the allegation proves to be valid we will publish a correction as soon as possible.