Journal Information

  • ISSN: 0882-4371
  • eISSN: 1460-2458
  • Frequency: Twice Per Year


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. ESP is the journal for the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP).


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.


Editorial Information


Troy R.E. Paddock, Professor of History, Southern CT State University

Founding Editor

Gary Backhaus

Book Review Editors

Jeffery Webb, Huntington University

Jason Matzke, University of Mary Washington

Editorial Board

Sven Arntzen, Practical Philosophy, University College of Southeast Norway

Karl Benediktsson, Geography, University of Iceland

Małgorzata Dereniowski, Philosophy, GREQAM, Aix-Marseille University

Charlie Hailey, Architecture, University of Florida

Silke Helmerdig, Photography, Pforzheim University

Glen Mazis, Philosophy, Penn State Harrisburg

Anna Menyhért, History, University of Amsterdam

John Murungi, Philosophy, Towson University

Peter Nekola, History, The Newberry Library

John A Scott, Philosophy, Memorial University, Canada

Derek Shanahan, Geography, Millersville University

Dennis Wood, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Alex Lukas, History, National University

Author Guidelines

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.



Submissions must be the author’s original work, not have been published previously, and must not be under consideration elsewhere. In your email, “cover letter,” please confirm in a statement.

The manuscript should be between 6000-8000 words (including endnotes), double-spaced, 12- point style, and afollow Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition. The text should be aligned flush left and “ragged” right. All texts should be in Microsoft Word or RTF format.

To assist in the tracking and reviewing of the article please:
  • Include a title page with the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information including address/phone/fax/email. On the same page include a short biography stating relevant educational background and most important and/or most recent publications. Or, if you are working in a professional field or as an activist, provide us with relevant information.
  • A second page should consist of the title of the article and a short abstract of no more than 250
  • The article follows on the third Nothing in the header and only page numbers in the footer.

Digital images may be submitted in any of four commonly used file formats: TIFF (saved for Macintosh; no compression), JPEG (high quality, baseline optimized), PSD (Photoshop Document); and PDF (Portable Document Format). In the final submission, digital photographs may not be embedded in a Word document. They should be sentseparately as individual files to facilitate production. Original submissions being sent out for review can include embedded photos or figures. Digital images must be at least 4½ incheswide at 200 ppi (pixels per inch) resolution. Optimal resolution is300 ppi at no less than 5 inches of width.

Checklist of documents required for submission:

   Abstract (250 words)

   Manuscript (6-8000 words)


   Captions for Images/figures

   Copyright information where relevant

   Author biography (100 words)


Books for review should be mailed to:

Jeffrey Webb
Review Editor, Environment, Space, Place
Department of History & Political Science
Huntington University
2303 College Avenue
Huntington, IN 46750


Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Environment, Space. Place go through an initial internal review period during which the editor gauges its fit for the journal’s mission. After determining whether submissions fit the journal’s mission, select manuscripts are sent for double-blind peer review.


Author Fees

Environment, Space, Place does not require author fees for publishing materials in the journal for non-Open Access submissions.
Author Processing Charges (APCs) for publishing Open Access in Environment Space Place are:

  • $1000 for feature articles
  • $300 for book reviews

Additional queries about Open Access APCs should be directed to the editorial team at:


University of Minnesota Press Policy on Institutional Repositories

A pre-print is the un-refereed version of an article. We ask authors to acknowledge its future publication and identify the journal, the year of publication, and the publisher. Please indicate that the article is a “working paper.”A post-print is the peer-reviewed version (but not the final published version) of the article. Twelve (12) months after publication, authors may mount post-prints of their articles on their own web sites and/or institutional repositories on not-for-profit servers. Authors may not use the publisher-generated PDF. For post-prints, please include the following credit line: This article was published as [complete bibliographic citation as it appears in the print journal]. No part of this article may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, or distributed, in any form, by any means, electronic, mechanical, photographic, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the University of Minnesota Press.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


  • 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 of Environment, Space, Place ensures the confidentiality of authors and reviewers.
  • Based on Environment, Space, Place’s internal and external review process, the editor decides whether to accept, reject, or encourage revision and resubmission of the manuscript.



  • 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 are expected to respect the intellectual properties of others, through acknowledgement of sources, proper citation and attribution, quotation of direct texts taken from other sources, and recognition of research participants and research funders.
  • Before a submission can be published, authors will be required to sign the University of Minnesota Press Contributor Agreement Form and a Permissions Agreement regarding illustration and artwork.
  • Authors should communicate any errors discovered after publication directly to the editor and publisher.


Review Policies

  • The editor will independently review and select submissions in a confidential process, and reserve the right to reject any submission that does not meet the journal’s standard. Submissions will not be discussed or shared beyond those directly involved in the publication process, such as reviewers and editorial staff.
  • 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 editor will make every effort to ensure that the selection process and peer review of submissions is fair and unbiased, and that peer review is undertaken by qualified scholars in the appropriate field who are free of conflicts of interest.
  • The editor’s 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.
  • 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 conflicts of interest, are sent Environment, Space, Place’s review guidelines.
  • In order to protect the anonymity of the double-blind peer review process, reviewers are requested to keep confidential all information regarding submissions to Environment, Space, Place.
  • For revised resubmissions, authors should address all comments and suggestions by reviewers and provide an account of the revisions undertaken.


Conflict of Interest Guidelines


Conflicts of Interest are considered to occur when the editor has private interests that interfere with their ability to make an unbiased final decision on any manuscript. In cases where it is deemed an editorial conflict of interest exists, including (but not limited to) financial interest or a personal relationship with the author, the editor of Environment, Space, Place will disclose this to members of the Editorial Board and be recused from making a decision on the article.


Authors are expected to disclose any potential conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interests for authors occur when their private interests influence the objectivity of research. In order to avoid conflicts, authors should acknowledge the following upon submission of their manuscript:

  • All sources of research funding
  • Any financial or non-financial interests that may have impacted presentation of their research.

The following situations are considered conflicts of interest for reviewers and will be 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 organization 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

  • The editor will promptly investigate complaints related to pieces published in this journal.
  • When there is an allegation of academic misconduct, we solicit a response from those accused, seek full documentation of the allegation, and consult with the editorial board to determine any appropriate steps.
  • After consultation with the editorial board, the editor will work with the author(s) to ethically address the issue and come to the appropriate solution, whether that is revising the article, issuing an apology, and/or retracting the piece.



  • Environment, Space, Place considers plagiarism to be the knowing presentation of another author’s work as the manuscript submitter’s own.
  • Environment, Space, Place considers text-recycling to be when an author re-uses sections of text from their other publications. References to previous works by the author to establish a foundation or framework for the current submission are not considered to be text-recycling.
  • Environment, Space, Place peer reviewers are instructed to inform the editor of suspected plagiarism. Upon review of the claims, if the editor finds evidence of large portions of text and / or data from another source presented as if they were by the author, they will contact the author to respond to the claims. If the author provides an unsatisfactory explanation, the submission will be rejected and the author’s work will no longer be accepted for review by Environment, Space, Place. If the author confirms the case to be an honest error, the manuscript will be rejected but the author’s future work will be accepted for review by Environment, Space, Place.
  • The editor of Environment, Space, Place understands a small degree of text-recycling may be unavoidable in publications concerning related topics and considers such cases of self-plagiarism based on the significance of the text that is repeated. Environment, Space, Place will accept manuscript that presents similar data with a new argument but rejects all submissions that recycle the arguments in the authors’ previous publications.



The editor will consider retraction if:

  • They have evidence that the article presents unreliable findings, includes unethical or fabricated research, plagiarizes other materials, or infringes upon copyright.
  • The author(s) and / or reviewer(s) failed to disclose a major conflict of interest during the peer-review process that impacted the decision to publish by the editor

In all cases, the editor will promptly publish a retraction statement that clearly identifies the article and explains the reason for retraction.


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Additional Information

Ownership and Management

Environment, Space, Place is owned by the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place; manuscript submission and review processes are managed by the Environment, Space Place editorial team. The University of Minnesota Press coordinates production of the journal.



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


Governing Body

Environment, Space, Place is the journal of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place. For up to date information on the journal’s Editorial Board and Advisory Board see the “Editorial Information” tab.



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