Ethics & the Environment

Ethics & the Environment is an interdisciplinary forum for theoretical and practical articles, discussions, reviews, and book reviews in the broad area encompassed by environmental ethics, including conceptual approaches in ethical theory and ecological philosophy, such as deep ecology and ecological feminism as they pertain to such issues as environmental education and management, ecological economies, and ecosystem health.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: semiannually
  • ISSN: 1085-6633
  • eISSN: 1535-5306
  • Keywords: Animals, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Environmental Studies, Humans, Nature, Philosophy
  • First Issue: Volume 1, number 1 (1996)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information
Piers H. G. Stephens, Editor
Ethics & the Environment
Department of Philosophy
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1627 USA

  • Piers H. G. Stephens
Managing Editor
  • Melissa Link
Editorial Board
  • R. J. Berry
  • J. Baird Callicott
  • Claudia Card
  • Chris Cuomo
  • Frederick Ferrè
  • Greta Gaard
  • Frank B. Golley
  • Lori Gruen
  • Carolyn Merchant
  • Mary Midgley
  • Bryan A. Norton
  • Val Plumwood
  • Tom Regan
  • Holmes Rolston, III
  • Kristin Shrader-Frechette
  • Deborah Slicer
  • James P. Sterba
  • Noel Sturgeon
  • Karen J. Warren
  • Laura Westra
  • Clark Wolf

Submission Info

Ethics & the Environment publishes papers on all topics encompassed by the broad term environmental ethics. Double-spaced manuscripts may be submitted at any time, and preference will be given to those of 35 pages or less, including an abstract of fewer than 150 words. Ethics & the Environment uses the Chicago Manual of Style's author/date system of citing references (see a published issue for specific examples). Notes should be on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript. Authors should submit two copies of a manuscript, one completely blinded and one including all author contact information as well as an author bio of approximately 75 words. The submission process is entirely electronic and all correspondence should be sent to the managing editor at

All submissions, except those clearly outside the scope of the journal, will be reviewed by outside readers. There are three categories of response: accept with no or minor revisions, revise and resubmit, and reject.

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