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Progress in Environmental Geography

Progress in Environmental Geography

eISSN: 27539687 | ISSN: 27539687
Editorial

Progress in Environmental Geography aspires to be the peer-review journal of choice for those wanting to know about the state of the art in all areas of environmental geography research – philosophical, theoretical, thematic, methodological and empirical. Concerned primarily with critical reviews of current research, PEG will enable a space for debate about questions, concepts and findings of formative influence in environmental geography. It welcomes contributions from different types of authors and encourages collaborative, inter- and intra-disciplinary, and multi-authored submissions.

Progress in Environmental Geography will be published in four issues per year and continuously in electronic format in Online First. It will publish perspectives and progress reports. Perspectives involve major reviews of work in environmental geography and related fields. Papers dealing with relevant issues of concern to their authors are submitted and reviewed in the conventional manner. Additional resources may be published electronically as supplements to published papers. Progress reports are commissioned by the editors to provide critical summaries of work in the key fields of environmental geography.
Environmental geography is an exciting and creative meeting ground for advanced inquiry on the interactions between people and their environments, both natural and built. This well-established field at the intersection of human and physical geography has become particularly prominent with rising awareness of human influence on the Earth locally, regionally, and globally.

Environmental geography highlights the inseparability of social and natural processes and offers unique and fundamental insights on the varied causes and consequences of environmental change and on efforts to mitigate and adapt to these diverse changes. The field also emphasizes questions of power and justice. It is concerned with the differential responsibilities for, and unequal vulnerabilities among, both humans and nonhumans to environmental change, as well as with the politics of producing knowledge about such change.

Environmental Geography addresses material processes, relationships and forms (both physical and societal). It focuses on meanings and representations across a range of spatial and temporal scales—from the microbial to the planetary, and from the short to the long term. This burgeoning field employs a great diversity of conceptual and methodological approaches to investigate the full range of human-environment dynamics.

Sample keywords A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest

Environmental issues: Agriculture, food and fisheries; Animals and animal welfare; Anthropocene; Biosecurity, health and disease; Cities and urban ecologies; Climate change; Disasters; Ecosystems; Energy and resources; Extinction and biodiversity; Extreme weather (flooding, drought, heat, etc.); Global environmental change; Nonhuman agency; Pollution; Restoration; Socioecological systems; Waste; Water and sanitation; Wilderness

Social dimensions: Communication and public engagement; Conservation and control; Consumption; Economics (markets, property, capitalism, green growth, livelihoods, value, etc.); Gender and sexuality; Governance; Indigenous knowledges and ontologies; Justice and injustice; Law and planning; Media (news, film, digital, etc.); Models, data, and algorithms; Narratives, discourse, and representation; Politics and activism; Race and (anti-)racism; Resilience; Resource extraction and management; Science and politics of knowledge; Sustainable development; Tourism and recreation; Violence; Visuality (geographic representation, art, etc.)

Conceptual approaches: Abolition ecologies; Animal studies and ethics; Assemblages; Black geographies; Biopolitics; Complexity; Coupled natural-human dynamics; Critical physical geography; Decolonization; Discourse and media analysis; Diverse ontologies; Environmental history; Environmental justice and citizen science; Ethnography; Feminism; Geohumanities; Geophilosophy; Global systems science; Land change science; Legal geographies; Mapping; New materialism; Participatory research; Policy analysis; Political economy and political ecology; Postcolonialism; Posthumanism; Risk and cost-benefit analysis; Science studies and the history and philosophy of science; Socioecological systems, socionatures, and natureculture; Spatial analysis and modelling; Sustainability.
Editorial Collective
Lisa Campbell Duke University, USA
Jamie Lorimer University of Oxford, UK
Becky Mansfield Ohio State University, USA
Tracey Osborne University of California, Merced, USA
Dave Porinchu University of Georgia, USA
Sarah Wright University of Newcastle, Australia
Consulting Editors
Noel Castree University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia
George Malanson University of Iowa, USA
Editorial Board
Joe Bryan Colorado University, Boulder, US
Anil Kumar Chhangani Maharaja Ganga Singh University, India
Andrew Curley University of Arizona, USA
Xiangzheng Deng Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Karen Fisher University of Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Karen Frey Clark University, USA
Hannah Gosnell Oregon State University, USA
Jonathan Hall Eastern Michigan University, USA
Elizabeth Hennessy University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Hugo Hidalgo University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Po-Yi Hung National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Rebecca Lave Indiana University
Jessica Lehman Durham University, UK
Priscilla McCutcheon University of Kentucky, USA
Mara Miele Cardiff University, UK
Sharlene Mollett University of Toronto, Canada
Harvey Neo Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Elvin Nyukuri University of Nairobi, Kenya
Darlene Occena-Gutierrez Univeristy of the Philippines, Philippines
Diana Ojeda Universidad De Los Andes, Colombia
Manuel Prieto University of Tarapaca, Chile
June Rubis Sydney University, Australia
Jane Southworth University of Florida, USA
Krithika Srinivasan The University of Edinburgh, UK
Juanita Sundberg University of British Columbia, Canada
Yvonne Te Ruki-Rangi-O-Tangaroa Underhill Sem University of Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Clancy Wilmott University of California, Berkeley, USA
Kathryn Yusoff Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom

Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Progress in Environmental Geography

Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/peg to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

SAGE Publishing disseminates high-quality research and engaged scholarship globally, and we are committed to diversity and inclusion in publishing. We encourage submissions from a diverse range of authors from across all countries and backgrounds.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Progress in Environmental Geography will be reviewed.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Progress in Environmental Geography will consider submissions of papers that have been posted on preprint servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the Journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the Journal's author archiving policy.

If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.

If you have any questions about publishing with SAGE, please visit the SAGE Journal Solutions Portal.

  1. What do we publish?
    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper
  2. Editorial policies
    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    2.6 Research Data
  3. Publishing policies
    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving
  4. Preparing your manuscript
    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Identifiable information
    4.4 Supplemental material
    4.5 Reference style
    4.6 English language editing services
  5. Submitting your manuscript
    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    5.3 Permissions
  6. On acceptance and publication
    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article
  7. Further information
    7.1 Appealing the publication decision

 

1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & Scope

Before submitting your manuscript to Progress in Environmental Geography, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope:

Environmental geography is an exciting and creative meeting ground for advanced inquiry on the interactions between people and their environments, both natural and built. This well-established field at the intersection of human and physical geography has become particularly prominent with rising awareness of human influence on the Earth locally, regionally, and globally.

Environmental geography highlights the inseparability of social and natural processes and offers unique and fundamental insights on the varied causes and consequences of environmental change and on efforts to mitigate and adapt to these diverse changes. The field also emphasizes questions of power and justice. It is concerned with the differential responsibilities for, and unequal vulnerabilities among, both humans and nonhumans to environmental change, as well as with the politics of producing knowledge about such change.

Environmental Geography addresses material processes, relationships and forms (both physical and societal). It focuses on meanings and representations across a range of spatial and temporal scales—from the microbial to the planetary, and from the short to the long term. This burgeoning field employs a great diversity of conceptual and methodological approaches to investigate the full range of human-environment dynamics.

1.2 Article Types

PiEG publishes critical reviews of current issues (philosophical, conceptual, theoretical, topical, methodological, ethical and political) in environmental geography. In preparing a paper for submission to PiEG, do not be uncritically exhaustive in synthesizing research but instead concentrate on the most promising and productive trends and developments. Aim at the widest possible international coverage and include scholarship by people of color, women, and early career scholars. Wherever possible, explore cross-disciplinary links and evaluate the wider intellectual and practical significance of your arguments and the research to which they relate. We also welcome work written collaboratively.

We urge critical reflection on citation practices and encourage authors to use a citation tool such as the Gender Balance Assessment Tool (GBAT) (shinyapps.io) (for more information see Sumner 2018).

Note that, because the journal focuses on critical reviews, papers can use case studies and empirical work to illustrate broader arguments. However, a paper that primarily reports detailed cases or the results of empirical work, no matter how well founded that work is in wider conceptual and methodological contexts, is probably not suited to PiEG and might best be sent to another journal.

If you are interested in proposing a topic for a Progress Report, book symposium, or other review format, please contact one of the editors to discuss further.

Papers are accepted for consideration on the understanding that they are not being submitted elsewhere.

Papers must not exceed 8000 words inclusive of endnotes but excluding the Bibliography.

Reference:

Sumner, Jane Lawrence. ‘The Gender Balance Assessment Tool (GBAT): a web-based tool for estimating gender balance in syllabi and bibliographies.’ PS Political Science and Politics 51, no. 2 (2018): 396-400.

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1.3 Writing your paper

The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer review policy

Progress in Environmental Geography adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

As standard practice, SAGE does not permit the use of author-suggested reviewers.

Progress in Environmental Geography is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third-party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for [Journal] can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

2.2 Authorship

All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

2.3 Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:

  • Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
  • Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
  • Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.

2.4 Funding

Progress in Environmental Geography requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

Progress in Environmental Geography encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

2.6 Research data

At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, Progress in Environmental Geography encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.

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3. Publishing Policies

3.1 Publication ethics

SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

3.1.1 Plagiarism

Progress in Environmental Geography and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

3.1.2 Prior publication

If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

3.3 Open access and author archiving

Progress in Environmental Geography offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

4.1 Formatting

The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. A LaTex template is available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online.

4.3 Identifiable information

Where a journal uses double-blind peer review, authors are required to submit:

  1. A version of the manuscript which has had any information that compromises the anonymity of the author(s) removed or anonymised. This version will be sent to the peer reviewers.
  2. A separate title page which includes any removed or anonymised material. This will not be sent to the peer reviewers.

See https://sagepub.com/Manuscript-preparation-for-double-blind-journal for detailed guidance on making an anonymous submission.

4.4 Supplemental material

This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

4.5 Reference style

Progress in Environmental Geography adheres to the Chicago Manual of Style. View the guide here to ensure your manuscript conforms to this style.

4.6 English language editing services

Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the Journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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5. Submitting your manuscript

Progress in Environmental Geography is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/peg to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

5.1 ORCID

As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

5.2 Information required for completing your submission

You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

5.3 Permissions

Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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6. On acceptance and publication

6.1 SAGE Production

Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

6.2 Online First publication

Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

6.3 Access to your published article

SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

6.4 Promoting your article

Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.

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7. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Progress in Environmental Geography editorial office as follows:

Lisa Campbell        Duke University    lisa.m.campbell@duke.edu

Jamie Lorimer      University of Oxford           jamie.lorimer@ouce.ox.ac.uk

Becky Mansfield   Ohio State University          mansfield.32@osu.edu

Tracey Osborne   University of California, Merced      tosborne@ucmerced.edu

Dave Porinchu      University of Georgia          porinchu@uga.edu

Sarah Wright        University of Newcastle      sarah.wright@newcastle.edu.au

7.1 Appealing the publication decision

Editors have very broad discretion in determining whether an article is an appropriate fit for their journal. Many manuscripts are declined with a very general statement of the rejection decision. These decisions are not eligible for formal appeal unless the author believes the decision to reject the manuscript was based on an error in the review of the article, in which case the author may appeal the decision by providing the Editor with a detailed written description of the error they believe occurred.

If an author believes the decision regarding their manuscript was affected by a publication ethics breach, the author may contact the publisher with a detailed written description of their concern, and information supporting the concern, at publication_ethics@sagepub.com

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