Environment and Society

Advances in Research

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Environment and Society: Advances in Research (ARES) is an annual review journal, publishing articles that have been commissioned in response to specific published calls. All submitted articles should be original works and not concurrently under consideration by any other publication. Articles should be sent in Microsoft Word .doc or .rtf format as e-mail attachments to ares.journal@gmail.com.

Articles should be approximately 8,000 to 10,000 words (including endnotes and references) and include a 150-word abstract and 6 to 8 keywords. The files themselves should be formatted as US letter, with 1-inch margins, double-spacing, and 12-point Times font throughout. Additionally, diacritics should be highlighted, as they might not import correctly during typesetting.

Contributors also should include a cover page with institutional affiliations and a complete mailing address (including phone and fax numbers and an e-mail address).

Copyrights / Permissions
All contributors must submit copyright agreements and all requisite permission documents for reprinting or altering copyrighted materials, both textual and graphic. The author is entirely responsible for obtaining all permissions and resolving any associated fees.

Figures / Tables
All figures (photos, graphs, maps, etc.) and tables should be in separate files; only placement indicators should be included in the articles themselves. Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3; not Figure 1a, Figure 1b, Figure 1c). Figures should be approximately 4 x 4 inches and in TIFF (300 dpi resolution) or EPS (800 dpi resolution) format. All figures should include captions.

The Advances in Research style guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th and 15th editions, with occasional deviations based on the publisher's preferences. Moreover, the journal uses American English punctuation and spelling, according to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary or The American Heritage College Dictionary (italicize non-English words throughout that do not appear Romanized in these dictionaries).

References should be listed in alphabetical order and, for several references under the same author's name, in chronological order, beginning with the oldest publication.

Every author included in the reference list must be cited in the text or endnotes, and vice versa. Please refer to the ARES Style Guide for a summary of key stylistic requirements

Contributors will receive copyedited and typeset proofs for reviewing copyedits and typesetting errors, not as an opportunity to rewrite the text. Proofs must be returned within a week of receipt.


Authors published in Environment and Society: Advances in Research (ARES) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete ARES Ethics Statement.