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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
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(s) (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 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.

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    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
    Violette Pouillard, Ghent University/Free University Brussels
    Erik Thoen, Ghent University
    Christophe Verbruggen, Ghent University
    Donald Weber, Amsab-ISG, Ghent