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Environmental Ethics


Environmental Ethics is a forum for diverse interests and attitudes, and seeks to bring together the nonprofessional environmental philosophy tradition with the professional interest in the subject. Articles are welcome in any area of philosophy or environmental affairs. Manuscripts are judged on their philosophical merit and their relevance to environmental affairs. Normally they should deal with questions of value or with problems of concept clarification. Because many readers have only a marginal background in professional philosophy, authors should explain technical philosophical terms and ideas more fully when introducing them than is normally required in other philosophy journals.

Submission requirements include one paper copy along with an electronic file in a standard word processing format. Text should be double-spaced. Include a cover letter and abstract with the manuscript. In preparation for blind review the author’s name should not appear in the manuscript. Unless otherwise agreed in advance, manuscripts more than twenty (20) journal pages (60,000 characters and spaces including notes) will not be considered. Tables, figures, and graphs are discouraged. The cost of creating printable versions of tables, figures, and graphs of adequate quality may be the responsibility of the author. It is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission if using a previously published table, figure, or graph. Manuscript submissions must be original, not previously published, and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. For matters of style, consult The Chicago Manual of Style or a recent issue of the journal. The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes in manuscripts not involving changes in meaning. Comments are two pages (5,900 characters and spaces) and are published at the discretion of the Editor on a space-available basis. Manuscripts should be sent to:

Center for Environmental Philosophy
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #310980
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Tel: 940-565-2727
Fax: 940-565-4439
Email: ee@unt.edu

Putting the Manuscript in Final Form

The final version of the manuscript should be double-spaced with the footnotes at the end, in any standard word processing program. Footnotes should be placed at the end and typed in text mode. Footnote numbers should be generated using superscripts, not footnote function keys. Providing proper information in the proper format reduces errors. Your paper is not in final form until your footnotes are complete and correct.

A footnote for a book looks like this:

1 Paul W. Taylor, Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986), p. 45.

The title of the book should be underlined or italicized. The title is not followed by a comma. The facts of publication are inclosed in parentheses. If place of publication requires a state, use the abbreviation, not the two-letter postal code. The page number or numbers are preceded by :p." or "pp." Volume number goes between the facts of publication and the page number.

A journal article looks like this:

2 Terri Field, "Caring Relationships with Natural and Artificial Enviroments," Environmental Ethics 17 (1995): 307-20.

The journal title is not followed by a comma. The issue number is not necessary if each issue in a volume continues the numbering of the previous issue. The year of publication is enclosed in parentheses and followed by a colon. This is the only occasion when a colon is used. The page number is not preceded by "p." or "pp."

For subsequent notes, use the last name of the author, a short title, and the page number or "Ibid." rather than "op. cit." or "loc. cit."

3 Taylor, Respect for Nature, p. 52.

4 Field, "Caring Relationships," pp. 309-10.

5 Ibid., p. 315.

6 Ibid.

"Ibid." is in roman type, not italics. When citing more than one page, use the two numbers only for the last page, unless other numbers change ("pp. 298-301").

For other questions please see The Chicago Manual of Style. You are not expected to become an expert in these matters. However, doing the obvious things correctly and providing complete information will reduce work for you later and speed up the editorial process.

Instructions for Publishers and Reviewers

Books for review and all related material should be sent to the review editor:

Allen Thompson
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
Oregon State University
322 Milam Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Email: allen.thompson@oregonstate.edu

Unsolicited book reviews are not accepted, but offers to review books are welcome. Contact the review editor for more information.

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