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.
The journal is published by Stockholm University Press and supported by a grant from The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS), which allows us combine high quality peer-review and copy edit service with low cost open access. We use the grant to cover 50% of the Author Processing Charges (APCs), so that authors currently pay only £187.50. This can most often be sourced from research grants or library open access funds held by your institution. 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).
Other good news is that Rural Landscapes: Society, Environment, History is now indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and has been awarded their 'seal of approval', which means that we agree to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. The journal is also indexed and listed as level 1 in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers and in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The journal receives over 10,000 pages views per year, with the most accessed publication being read/downloaded over 2000 times.
Our main goal now is to increase the number of papers we publish each year in line with our focus and scope. Hence, with this said, I invite you to submit your work to Rural Landscapes, and also to suggest to colleagues that they do the same.
We also invite proposed special issues and guest editors to publish a themed collection of articles within the journal. Should you have a suggested theme, conference proceedings, or existing collection of research output then please get in touch and we can discuss the options available. Themes can have a wide or narrow focus, so long as they fit with the scope of the journal.
A full list of the journal publications can be found here.
All the best
Lowe Börjeson, Editor in Chief
Posted on 15 May 2017More Announcements