Environmental Humanities

Environmental Humanities is the leading international journal that aims to invigorate current interdisciplinary research on the environment from a humanities disciplinary perspective. In response to a growing interest around the world in the many questions that arise in this era of rapid environmental and social change, the journal publishes outstanding scholarship that draws humanities disciplines into conversation with each other, as well as with the natural and social sciences.


Environmental Humanities is published by Duke University Press in Open Access, which means that it is free for all to read.

Please visit our journal website for all journal content, information on the journal, and submission guidelines.

Environmental Humanities Call for Associate Editors 2023

The journal is currently looking to take on new Associate Editors to join the existing Editorial Team in January 2024.

Environmental Humanities is an international, open-access journal that aims to invigorate current interdisciplinary humanities research on the environment. The journal is published by Duke University Press and co-edited by Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger) and Franklin Ginn (University of Bristol). https://www.dukeupress.edu/environmental-humanities

The journal is currently looking to take on new Associate Editors to join the existing Editorial Team.

Position description

Applicants for these positions should have a strong interest in interdisciplinary environmental humanities (in line with the journal’s mandate) and would enhance the journal’s geographical, cultural, disciplinary and linguistic diversity. We are particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in anthropology, ecocriticism and art, or with geographical competence outside of English-speaking countries to apply.

The position of Associate Editor requires roughly 2-3 hours of work a week on average.

Each Associate Editor will be allocated roughly 12 article submissions per year to oversee. This process involves reading papers to ensure their suitability, identifying appropriate referees, coordinating the review process, working with authors on revisions, and – in consultation with the rest of the Editorial Team – making a final decision about publication. Associate Editors should have an established background of academic publication, be strong writers, good managers and ideally have some editorial experience. They must be well organised, able to keep good records and to use an online submission management system (ScholarOne). Editors should be able to dedicate some time to the journal every few days, rather than allowing tasks to build up. Please note, applicants must already have a completed PhD. We especially welcome applicants from the global south and under-represented areas within the journal team.

Associate Editors will be appointed for a three-year period starting in January 2024 (or sooner by arrangement). It is a voluntary unpaid position.

Application process

Those interested in an Associate Editor position with Environmental Humanities should submit a CV with a short (1 page) cover letter outlining their relevant experience and interest in the position and the journal. Previous applicants may re-apply.

Applications should be submitted by 3 November 2023.

To submit an application, please send a single PDF document with your surname as the file name to submissions@environmentalhumanities.org with the subject line Associate Editor.

The Scholarly Oversight Committee of the journal will make the final decision of appointment. Decisions will be based on the skills and experience of the applicants, but will also take into account the balance of expertise and diversity on the Editorial Team.