JHES-Journal for the History of Environment and Society

About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal aims to be a leading on-line and open-access magazine that covers various aspects of environmental history in the broadest sense of the word. Emphasis is upon studies which focus on the historical relations between environmental changes and the social-historical context. Interregional and international comparative articles are getting special attention.

Contributions should be of high scientific quality. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the discipline, papers should be easy-to-read for all disciplines of the field, which ensures their accessibility to a wider audience as well.

To ensure scientific quality, JHES follows a strict double-blind peer-review procedure.

Geographically, the Journal is primarily – but not exclusively - focusing on NW-Europe including areas that had historical relations with that broad region. Articles with a more general geographic scope can also be published in the Journal.

The articles are published in English, French or German. Articles in French and German must have an extended English summary and should be introduced by a bilingual (English and French or German) abstract. In the latter case, the subtitles from the illustrations need to be bilingual as well.
The journal is published on-line on a regular base, in an open-access format.

The Journal is the successor of the Belgian-Dutch 'Jaarboek voor Ecologische Geschiedenis' (published since 1995).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

Formerly 'Jaarboek voor Ecologische Geschiedenis' (1995-2013).
See the Jaarboek back issues at the old JHES website.