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Instructions for authors

Human Ecology Review is the official journal of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) and is published in open access online format by ANU Press ( It is also available to member and institutional subscribers in hard copy format. Human Ecology Review is indexed or abstracted in Environment Abstracts, Environmental Knowledge base, Environmental Periodicals Bibliography, Linguistic and Language Behavior Abstracts, Social Planning and Policy Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts. Archived back issues are available from the SHE website and via ProQuest. Issues earlier than 2012 are at and available through JSTOR.

Information for contributors to Human Ecology Review
Human Ecology Review is a semi-annual journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions (Research in Human Ecology) and reviews books of relevance to the journal’s subject matter and the interest of its readers. Human Ecology Review also publishes occasional papers in the Philosophy of Human Ecology and Social–Environmental Sustainability.
Author instructions
Send submissions, following the guidelines below, to and select Human Ecology Review from the dropdown list.
Title page, abstract and authorship
When you access the Human Ecology Review manuscript submission portal you will be presented with a manuscript submission form. You will be instructed to enter the title of your manuscript, a copy of your abstract, and your and any co-authors names and contact details in separate fields. The abstract should be 150 words or fewer and include four to six keywords. The abstract information field will be used when soliciting for reviewers and should not contain any author identification. If you are submitting a revised manuscript, please include the previous tracking number in the appropriate field.
Please use the manuscript submission form’s cover letter section to provide the names and contact information of three suggested reviewers for your manuscript.
The manuscript should not exceed 6,500 words. Do not include author information but do include the abstract and keywords. Please limit references to 50 or fewer.
The manuscript should be in the form of a single Word document file that includes tables and figures rather than sending multiple files. It should be in 12 point font, line spacing 1.5. The entire manuscript should be free of underlining or boldface type; use italics only for emphasis and in references (see below). Headings and subheadings should be flush left, sentence capitalization.
The style followed is that of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA style; The dictionary used is Merriam-Webster. Please use American spelling throughout and convert all measurements to SI units.
Footnotes, not endnotes, should be used.
Tables and figures
Tables should be clear and concise and able to stand alone; that is, complete headings and table notes should be used to clarify entries. Figures may be in color and will be reproduced in color in online and print on demand versions, but the Society for Human Ecology also prints a short run black and white version for subscribing members and institutions. Authors should be mindful of loss of resolution or clarity of color figures printed in black and white in these versions. All tables and figures must be referred to in the text. Authors must obtain copyright permission to reproduce any material that is not their own.
Although figures should be embedded in the original submitted paper, if your manuscript is accepted you will be required to provide professional-quality, high-resolution (at least 300 dpi) images in separate files.
References should conform to APA style. See below;
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The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by author. Multiple citations by the same author(s) should be listed by name.
Citation of references in the text should follow the format Henry (1998) or (Henry & Wright, 1997) or (Henry et al., 1996, pp. 22–24) or (Henry, 1995, 1998; Wright, 1994). In-text citations should be in alphabetical order, in the same order in which they appear in the reference list. Papers with three or more authors should use et al. This is an exception to APA style.
Sample references
Altman, I., & Low, S. (Eds.). (1992). Place attachment. New York: Plenum.
Cohen, J. (1995). How many people can the Earth support? New York: W. W. North.
Schoenfeld, A. C., Meier, R., & Griffin, R. J. (1979). Constructing a social problem: The press and the environment. Social Problems, 27, 38–61.
Varner, G. (1995). Can animal rights activists be environmentalists? In C. Pierce & D. VanDeVeer (Eds.), People, penguins, and plastic trees (2nd ed., pp. 254–273). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Manuscripts should be submitted online via Please attend to the instructions below.Other topics

Please avoid gender bias by, e.g., restricting the use of masculine nouns and pronouns to occasions in which men are the specific topic. When making comments about people in general, ‘he or she’ and ‘humanity’ are preferred to ‘he’ or ‘mankind’.

Human Ecology Review is published by ANU Press
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
This title is available online at
ISSN 1322-1833 (print)
ISSN 1447-4735 (online)

For questions or comments on the HER web site or about Human Ecology Review, email © 2019 Society for Human Ecology

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