Environmental Communication Journals
The following is a list of journals in the field of environmental communication.
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Applied Environmental Education and Communication
Applied Environmental Education and Communication is a scholarly, peer-reviewed quarterly for both academics and practitioners. It presents the latest environmental developments in the fields of education, communication, social marketing, journalism, and behavioral science, as well as information on sustainability education, environmental interpretation, risk communication, public relations and outreach, environmental health communication, governmental and corporate public awareness, and environmental campaigns around the world.
Environmental Communication is an international, peer-reviewed forum for multidisciplinary research and analysis assessing the many intersections among communication, media, society, and environmental issues. These include but are not limited to debates over climate change, natural resources, sustainability, conservation, wildlife, ecosystems, water, environmental health, food and agriculture, energy, and emerging technologies. Submissions should contribute to our understanding of scientific controversies, political developments, policy solutions, institutional change, cultural trends, media portrayals, public opinion and participation, and/or professional decisions. Articles often seek to bridge gaps between theory and practice, and are written in a style that is broadly accessible and engaging.
"Environmental Humanities is an international, open-access journal. The journal publishes outstanding interdisciplinary scholarship that draws humanities disciplines into conversation with each other, and with the natural and social sciences, around significant environmental issues.
While there are numerous outstanding journals within the various environmental sub-disciplines in the humanities (for example, environmental history and environmental philosophy), Environmental Humanities has a specific focus on publishing the best interdisciplinary scholarship. As such, the journal has a particular mandate to:
- Publish interdisciplinary papers that do not fit comfortably within the established environmental sub-disciplines, and
- Publish high quality submissions from within any of these fields that are accessible and seeking to reach a broader readership.
A genuinely informed and open conversation is required to enrich and expand our understandings of and approaches to significant and growing environmental problems. In this context, the journal aims to provide a significant new forum for the sharing and cross fertilization of important ideas and approaches between the diverse environmental scholars working in the humanities.
It is with the need for this kind of scholarship in mind, that numerous groups have formed at universities around the world during the past decade, under the banner of the ‘environmental’, ‘ecological’ or ‘sustainable’ humanities."
Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). Beginning in 2009, it became a quarterly journal, published in conjunction with Oxford University Press. ISLE seeks to explore the relation between human beings and the natural world, and publishes articles from literary scholars, environmental historians, specialists in the visual and performing arts, environmental philosophers, geographers, economists, ecologists, and scholars in other fields relevant to "literature and environment." The journal also publishes poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction pertinent to its thematic focus.
Journal of Environmental Education
Any educator in the environmental field will find The Journal of Environmental Education indispensable. Based on recent research in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the journal details how best to present environmental issues and how to evaluate programs already in place for primary through university level and adult students. University researchers, park and recreation administrators, and teachers from the United States and abroad provide new analyses of the instruction, theory, methods, and practices of environmental communication and education in peer-reviewed articles. Reviews of the most recent books, textbooks, videos, and other educational materials by experts in the field appear regularly. Not only for teachers, JEE is for those who administer and fund environmental education programs for schools, parks, camps, recreation centers, and businesses.
Journal of Environmental Media
The Journal of Environmental Media (JEM) publishes scholarship on the role of digital culture and emergent media in shaping environmentally themed content and activism, constructing environmental data and impacting social perceptions of the environment. JEM is an interdisciplinary platform aimed at bridging work in environmental studies, digital culture studies, issues of identity and social justice, media industry studies, science and technology studies (STS) and environmental communication, covering a range of environmental issues such as climate change, sea level rise, environmental racism, fossil fuel economics, Superfund pollution, species extinction, renewable energy technologies, climate migration and e-waste. We promote work that engages with diverse methodological and disciplinary approaches, bringing social science research approaches such as ethnography, strategic messaging and non-Western communication studies into dialogue with humanities approaches to production cultures, screen studies and environmental justice. As such, the Journal of Environmental Media explores a broad landscape of media forms and practices, including but not limited to: smart devices, machine learning, wearable interfaces, machine-to-machine communication, popular cinema and streaming services, social media platforms of environmental activism, GIS networks, CGI animation, green lifestyle apps and new developments in augmented reality. Addressing the messages and effects of environmental media requires that we not only address their expansiveness and ubiquity, but the social configurations they shape and the new distributions of power and waste they leave in our wake. In response to a global moment of environmental, political and philosophical crisis, the Journal of Environmental Media invites authors to submit new research on the most pressing and prescient twenty-first century problems regarding the role of media practice in shaping the relationship between human societies and the natural environment.
Journal of Science Communication
JCOM is an open access journal on science communication. Since the world of communication and the scientific community are now undergoing a rapid and uncertain transition, JCOM wants to provide some theoretical guidelines both for scholars and practitioners in the field of public communication of science and technology. Why "science communication"? Because we want to challenge and dialogue with the world of social studies of science, stressing the importance of communicative processes into science's development and the dynamics of contemporary knowledge societies. We chose this privileged point of view even though we know that we are still looking for deep theoretical reflection, strong methodological tools and a clear identity. JCOM wants to contribute to this identity by adopting a free circulation of information and non-eurocentric perspectives, encompassing heterogeneous visions such as gender studies, social history, action-research. Furthermore, JCOM is a platform where distant communities can meet: academic scholars, journalists, museum operators, and scientists who live and work in fields where theoretical reflection and concrete action are strongly intertwined. So JCOM investigates the needs of communication between science and citizens and within the scientific community itself; the problems that are to be faced when models for theoretical analysis or practical means to popularize science are used; the changing relation between science and social institutions; and the informative, pedagogical, interpretative and political dimensions of science communication.
Public Understanding of Science
Public Understanding of Science is a fully peer reviewed international journal covering all aspects of the inter-relationships between science (including technology and medicine) and the public. Topics covered include surveys of public understanding and attitudes towards science and technology; perceptions of science; popular representations of science; scientific and para-scientific belief systems; science in schools; history of science education and of popular science; science and the media; science fiction; scientific lobbying; evaluative studies of science exhibitions and interactive science centres; scientific information services for the public; popular protest against science ('anti-science'); science in developing countries and appropriate technology.
Science as Culture
Our culture is a scientific one, defining what is natural and what is rational. Its values can be seen in what are sought out as facts and made as artefacts, what are designed as processes and products, and what are forged as weapons and filmed as wonders. In our daily experience, power is exercised through expertise, e.g. in science, technology and medicine. Science as Culture explores how all these shape the values which contend for influence over the wider society.
The flow of expert knowledge is undergoing rapid change. As information highways are constructed around the globe, new questions about ethics, goals, and economics must be answered. Science Communication addresses theoretical and pragmatic questions central to some of today's most vigorous political and social debates. This discourse crosses national, cultural, and economic boundaries on issues such as health care policy, educational reform, international development, and environmental risk. Science Communication unites international scholarly exploration of three broad but interrelated topics: Communication within research communities - Communication of scientific and technical information to the public - Science and Technology communications policy. Science is broadly defined within the context of Science Communication to include social science, engineering, medical knowledge, as well as the physical and natural sciences.