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Manuscript Submission

Please review the submission and style guidelines carefully before submitting.

The editors welcome contributions. Authors should submit articles as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) files. Electronic submissions are preferred, but mailed contributions will be reviewed. Please note that all correspondence will be transmitted via e-mail. 

E-mail submissions to the managing editor at

Further correspondence may be directed to the editors:
Sing C. Chew ( and Matthias Gross (

Mailed submissions should include a PC formatted disk with three hard copies of the article. Send to:

The Managing Editor
Nature and Culture
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research -UFZ
Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Research articles should be 5,000 to 8,000 words, although longer articles may be considered. Contributions for the Perspectives section should be 2,000 to 5,000 words. Reviews essays must have a minimum of two titles reviewed and be 2,000 to 4,000 words.

Please refer to the Berghahn journal contributors' page for general information and guidelines regarding topics such as article usage and permissions for Berghahn journal article authors.

Ethics Statement

Authors published in Nature and Culture (NC) 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 double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort 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 Nature and Culture ethics statement.

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