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Journal for the History of Environment and Society

Revue Histoire, Environnement et Société. Zeitschrift für die Geschichte von Umwelt und Gesellschaft

Editor: Tim Soens
Publishing Manager: Chris VandenBorre
Publisher: Brepols
Open Access List of Publications

Print ISSN: 2506-6730
Online ISSN: 2506-6749

1 issue/year

Method of peer review
double-blind undertaken by an external specialist (i.c. appointed by the Board)

History, Environment, Conservation, Pollution, Environmental Hazards, Nature, Climate, Energy, Agriculture, Europe and connected areas, Antiquity to Present

Accepted Language(s):
German, English, French

Available in Open Access


The Journal for the History of Environment and Society aims to be a leading online and open-access periodical that covers all aspects of environmental history conceived in its broadest sense. The journal encourages high-quality scholarship which focuses on relations between environmental changes and social-historical context. Interregional and international comparative articles receive special attention. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the discipline, papers should be accessible for scholars from all disciplines in the field, which will also ensure their accessibility to a wider audience. Geographically, the Journal focuses primarily – but not exclusively – on North-West 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.


    Tim Soens, chief editor, University of Antwerp
    Raf de Bont, Maastricht University
    Liesbeth van de Grift, Utrecht University
    Maïka De Keyzer, KU Leuven
    Isabelle Parmentier, Université de Namur
    Iva Peša, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
    Violette Pouillard, CNRS-Université de Lyon & Ghent University
    Christophe Verbruggen, Ghent University
    Donald Weber, Amsab-ISG, Ghent


    Main language: English
    Additional Languages: French, German
    Articles can be published in English, French or German. Articles should include an abstract of 80-130 words; articles in French or German should include an English abstract in addition to an abstract in the language of the article. In the latter case, the subtitles from the illustrations need to be bilingual as well.

    Submissions should be sent to:
    Prof. dr. Tim Soens

    Peer Review Procedure
    To meet the highest standards of academic quality, JHES uses a double-blind peer review undertaken by an external specialist appointed by the Board.

    Guidelines for Authors
    Author guidelines in English can be found at:

    Licensing and Copyright
    All articles are published in Open Access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence.

    Article processing fee: 950 EUR.

    The APC is designed to cover the cost of our publishing services. This consists of dedicated editorial support; qualitative, rigorous peer review; manuscript editing and professional typesetting; high-quality printing and digital publishing on BrepolsOnline and other leading platforms; guaranteed permanent access; worldwide physical distribution and online dissemination; and worldwide specialized marketing and targeted commercial initiatives.

    Researchers from low- and middle-income countries, early career scholars, independent researchers, and other authors who do not have the ressources to pay the APC are invited to contact the editor-in-chief.

    As of issue 7 (2023), the copyright of the articles is retained by the authors.

    Ethics, Malpractice and Authorship Statement

    All articles are digitally archived in Portico.


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