Environment, Space, Place is a peer-reviewed transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal committed to values contributing to our rootedness to the earth and attunement to the environment, space, and place. Interdisciplinary is taken to mean that each discipline is encouraged to share its own particular excellence with the other disciplines in an open exchange. Transdisciplinary is taken to mean that contributors are required to make the “geographical turn.” Meant in the etymological sense of “earthinscription” or the spatiality of meaning, the geographical turn frames or makes thematic the spatial aspect of any and all earthly / worldly phenomena.
Subject Matter and Scope of Journal
There are two fundamental criteria for articles published in Environment, Space, Place [ESP]. First there must be a turn to philosophical engagement broadly conceived. We are not interested in papers presenting merely empirical data or straightforward factologies. There must be some sort of reflection, problematizing, or concept-formation that is an aspect of the presentation. Secondly, there must be a geographical turn—the inscription or spatialization of meanings. The spatial moment of your content must be made thematic. This requires an extra effort to think in terms of how the contents of your focus are spatially expressed such that the meanings of those contents are the spatial embodiments and relations.
One goal is to achieve an interdisciplinary voice whereby the author brings the proper excellences of his or her own field to the concerns of the association and the journal. Another goal is to achieve a transdisciplinary voice whereby the spatial moment is made thematic in a reflective way—this is how we are carving out our transdisciplinary science. Issues include not only individual articles, but when appropriate a group of articles on a particular theme, and we strive to include a review in each issue.
Double-Blind Reviewing: ESP uses a double-blind review process. All submissions are subject to blind review after approval by the co-editors. To prepare articles for review, authors should remove all references to his/her name. Be sure to remove names from headers.
PUBLICATION: 2 issues per year (Spring and Fall)
FOUNDING EDITOR: Gary Backhaus (IASESP)
EDITORS: C. Patrick Heidkamp (Southern Connecticut State University); Troy Paddock (Southern Connecticut State University).
ADVISORY BOARD: Lester Embree (Florida Atlantic University); Peter Nekola (The Newberry Library); Chris Philo (University of Glasgow); George Psathas (Boston University).
BOOK REVIEW EDITORS: Jeffrey B. Webb (Huntington University), Jason Matzke (University of Mary Washington).
EDITORIAL BOARD: Susan Allen (California Institute for the Arts); Linda Ardito (Dowling College); Charlie Hailey (University of Florida); Chris Lukinbeal (University of Arizona); Glen A. Mazis (Penn State, Harrisburg); John Murungi (Towson University); Roger Paden (George Mason University); Derek Shanahan (Millersville University); Hwa Yol Jung (Moravia College); Alex Zukas (National University).
INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL BOARD: Sven Arntzen (Telemark University, Norway); Karl Benediktsson (University of Iceland, Iceland); Keith D. Lilley (Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland); John A. Scott (Memorial University, Canada); Mark J. Smith (Open University, Great Britain); Dennis Wood (Edith Cowan University, Australia).
INDEXED / ABSTRACTED: CEEOL, EBSCO, Google Books, Philosophy Documentation Center