Rural Landscapes: Society, Environment, History is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to landscape research and interdisciplinary communication. Rural Landscapes aims to be a leading academic forum for the blending, contrasting and bridging of contemporary and historical landscape studies that engage with environmental and societal perspectives on rural landscapes in all parts of the world.
The journal accepts contributions from a broad range of research fields, such as historical ecology, political ecology, rural development, landscape ecology, palaeo-ecology, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, history, agriculture, forestry and geography.
We at Rural Landscapes look forward to a productive 2023! Our projected CiteScore in Scopus for 2022 is 2.3 (compared to 1.6 in 2021) but see our article-level-metrics for a more elaborate and diverse presentation of how articles are used. Many thanks to all authors and dedicated editors and reviewers for taking Rural Landscapes: Society, Environment, History, to where we are today!
We are now looking forward to increase the number of papers we publish and invite proposals for themed collections of articles (special issues) as well as individual papers. We especially seek to promote cross disciplinary communication and interdisciplinary research and welcome contributions spanning across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences (e.g. within a themed collection of papers).
Rural Landscapes is an open access journal run by researchers (not for profit) and published by Stockholm University Press. We have received financial support from The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS), which allows us to publish articles fully open access without author fees (Author Processing Charges, APC). In those cases where authors can rely on institutional funds (e.g. research grants or library open access funds) to have the APC covered, we advise authors to use those funds, so that we can prioritize to cover the APC for all authors who can’t rely on institutional funding. See the Submissions page for more information about the APCs. If you have not already spoken to your institution regarding potential open access funds, then we recommend that you do so, as they are now a common option (and will show your library that there is a demand for such a fund).
Should you have a suggested theme for a special collection of papers just send me an email with your proposed idea. A full list of the journal publications can be found here.
All the best
Lowe Börjeson, Editor in Chief
Posted on 16 Jan 2023More Announcements