Environmental Justice, a new peer-reviewed quarterly journal, was launched last year and the response has been very enthusiastic. As a key participant in this growing field, we are inviting you to submit your best work to the journal for consideration for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal. Manuscripts are considered for publication on a rolling basis. However, those submitted no later than March 15, 2009 may be considered for inclusion in this years third issue.
If you are not already familiar with the journal, you can read a free sample issue and all tables of contents online at www.liebertpub.com/env. Complete instructions for authors on manuscript preparation and submission are also included on that webpage.
Environmental Justice is an interdisciplinary journal and authors from all disciplines are welcome especially environmental historians, sociologists, planners, lawyers, and geographers, in addition to public health professionals, environmental engineering, environmental studies, environmental science, and environmental activists.
Environmental Justice welcomes papers on:
Studies that demonstrate the adverse health effects on populations that are most subject to health and environmental hazards
The protection of socially, politically, and economically marginalized communities from environmental health impacts and inequitable environmental burden
The prevention and resolution of harmful policies, projects, and developments and issues of compliance and enforcement, activism, and corrective actions
Multidisciplinary analysis, debate, and discussion of the impact of past and present public health responses to environmental threats, current and future environmental and urban planning policies, land use decisions, legal responses, and geopolitics
Past and contemporary environmental compliance and enforcement, activism, and corrective actions, environmental politics, environmental health disparities, environmental sociology, and environmental history
The connection between environmental remediation, economic empowerment, relocation of facilities that pose hazardous risk to health, selection of new locations for industrial facilities, and the relocation of communities
The complicated issues inherent in remediation, funding, relocation of facilities that pose hazardous risk to health, and selection for new locations
This historical journal is under the editorial direction of Editor-in-Chief Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and an illustrious editorial board including Kenneth Olden, former director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Peggy M. Shepard , executive director of WeAct, Michael Dorsey, Martin Melosi, David Pellow, David Rosner, and Kristin Schrader-Frechette.
Stay informed about environmental events, policies and practices that have inequitable consequences in our communities, regions, nation and global community by visiting the new Environmental Justice blog site at www.sustainablejustice.com or www.sustainablejustice.net.
We look forward to your active participation in the Journal.
Akula K. Morris
Assistant Editor, Environmental Justice Journal
Mary Ann Liebert Inc., Publishers
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