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The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)

Evidence-Based Ecopsychology--Call for Papers 2020

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE) is an evidence-based publishing venue for interdisciplinary and field-specific approaches termed “ecopsychological.” IJE publishes theory, research, and application articles on human-natural spaces affiliatory interactions/dynamics—nature estrangement and/or alienation. Both terms, “eco” and “psychology,” are scientifically emphasized and equally regarded. IJE welcomes diverse evidence-based perspectives from academics and researchers around the world. ░ 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS ░ IJE is requesting original work and submissions on the general topic “Narratives on Coronavirus: The Overwhelming Power of the Infinitesimally Small.” Successful submissions should provide an orientation consistent with an integral practice of “ecopsychology” which assumes that all ecological systems consist of vertical and horizontal existential dimensions from measurable microbiological to interplanetary events. If so, how does a human scale perspective in these realms facilitate or hinder a more realistic understanding of what people refer to as “nature”? Submissions may additionally address: 1. Is our embracing (e.g., ideas, emotional states, situations) of “nature” akin to “conditional love,” that is, do we take the “best parts,” the personally satisfying bits, the vistas and the greener grasses, and reject the most ancient and continued work of evolutionary processes such as the ability of the novel coronavirus to travel between different animal hosts and deliver its replicant essence, RNA? 2. Social isolation and reduced human activity have already impacted global atmospherics, for the better. Additionally, animals are seen entering urban spaces and whales can, once again, seduce each other intercontinentally. Is social isolation a fair economic price you and your family have had to pay, a worthy investment, on our longer-term future? 3. Has social isolation made you more frugal? Resourceful? Mindful? Sociable? Reflective? Compassionate? Ecologically savvy? Scientifically prepared? Additional Guidelines: Please refer to APA writing standards for formatting your work. A minimum of 3000 words (excluding, title page, abstract, references, and captions) is ideal but manuscripts up to 5000 words will also be considered. [University of HSU students are especially encouraged to submit.] How to submit: Please go to select “Submit Article,” and follow the instructions: https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/ije/ Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2020 For questions, feel free to contact the Editor-in-Chief, Jorge Conesa-Sevilla: intljournalecopsychology@gmail.com