Literature; Culture; Environment; Ecocriticism; Ecofeminism; Animal Studies; Bio-art; Environmental Ethics

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

 Ecozon@ is a journal devoted to the relatively new field of literary and cultural criticism called ecocriticism. Ecocriticism can be broadly defined as the study of the representations of nature in cultural texts, and of the relationship between humans with other earth beings and their environment as seen in cultural manifestations. Ecozon@ is one of the very few academic journals specifically devoted to ecocriticism, an exponentially growing field, akin to the more recently developing area of environmental humanities, and the only one to accept submissions in several languages.

Its principal aim is to further the study, knowledge and public awareness of the connections and relationship between literature, culture and the environment. As a virtual space, it provides a site for dialogue between researchers, theorists, creative writers and artists concerned with and by the environment and its degradation. Its pages are open to contributions on all literatures and cultures, but its special mission is to reflect the cultural, linguistic and natural richness and diversity of the European continent.


Research contributions are subject to double-blind peer review, and are accepted in five languages (English, Spanish, French, German and Italian), in order to increase visibility and broaden the participation of scholars who are not part of the English-speaking world. Ecozon@, in addition to publishing original research articles, also publishes creative writing, visual arts and book reviews which are reviewed by the editorial board. Publication is open to scholars and creators interested in ecocriticism from around the world. We recommend membership of EASLCE to our contributors and readers, but it is not a requirement for either.

Ecozon@ is currently indexed in MLA, OAI, DOAJ, ERIH PLUS, Latindex, Dialnet and EBUAH, the institutional repository of the University of Alcalá.

 

 

 

Section Policies

Articles: General Section

Editors
  • Axel Goodbody
  • Lorraine Kerslake
  • Diana Villanueva-Romero
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

The Future of Ecocriticism

Editors
  • Imelda Martin Junquera
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Towards a European and Transnational Ecocriticism

Editors
  • Imelda Martin Junquera
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Creative Writing and Arts

Editors
  • Serenella Iovino
Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Editors
  • Hannes Bergthaller
Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Literary Landscapes and the National Imaginary

Editors
  • Imelda Martin Junquera
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Focus: Greening across Borders: the Natural Environment in a Globalized World

Editors
  • Imelda Martin Junquera
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Ecospirit: Religion and the Environment

Editors
  • Carmen Flys Junquera
  • Axel Goodbody
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Writing Catastrophes: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Semantics of Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

The Invention of Eco-Futures

Editors
  • Imelda Martin Junquera
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Green Countercultures

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Mediterranean Ecocriticism

Editors
  • Carmen Flys Junquera
  • Axel Goodbody
  • Serenella Iovino
  • Imelda Martin Junquera
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Northern Nature

Editors
  • Carmen Flys Junquera
  • Axel Goodbody
  • Diana Villanueva-Romero
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

European New Nature Writing

Editors
  • Roman Bartosch
  • Carmen Flys Junquera
  • Imelda Martin Junquera
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Translating Environmental Humanities

Editors
  • Carmen Flys Junquera
  • Axel Goodbody
  • Imelda Martin Junquera
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Artistic Ways of Understanding and Interacting with Nature

Editors
  • Roman Bartosch
  • Jose Parreño
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles: Animal Humanities

Editors
  • Roman Bartosch
  • Imelda Martin Junquera
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles: Urban Ecologies

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles: South Atlantic Ecocriticism

This section accepts articles specifically addressing the topic announced.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles: Green Computer and Video Games

Editors
  • Alenda Chang
  • John Parham
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles: Population, Ecology and the Malthusian Imagination

This section accepts research articles specifically addressing the topic announced.

Editors
  • Hannes Bergthaller
  • Margarita Carretero González
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

 The articles found in the special focus and general sections are double blind peer reviewed by international external reviewers. Generally each article is submitted to 2 reviews and often, when in doubt, a third review is requested. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the originality of the argument, its strength, coherency and grasp of previous critical literature on the topic, the methodology used and its clarity, as well adequate referencing. The reviewing process can takes around 3-4 months, in addition to a second round of reviews, if needed. Reviewers are acknowledged in the Autumn issue each year.

Detailed Reviewer Guidelines can be found here.

 

Open Access Policy

Ecozon@ is published according to the Green Open Access scheme, in which both publication and access to full papers is free. We provide immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Frequency

This journal is published twice a year, in Spring (May 1st) and Autumn (November 1st).