Call for Papers: Journal of Environmental Media 1.2
Friday, October 04, 2019

Call for Papers: Journal of Environmental Media 1.2

Call for Papers: Journal of Environmental Media


Volume 1, number 2 (deadline 1 November 2019)


ISSN 2632-2463 | Online ISSN 2632-2471

2 issues per volume | First published in 2020


The new interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental Media (JEM) invites long-form (7000 words) and short-form (1000 words) article submissions on the role of digital culture and emergent media in shaping environmentally-themed content and activism, constructing environmental data, and impacting social perceptions of the environment. JEM is a scholarly platform aimed at bridging work in environmental studies, digital culture studies, issues of identity and social justice, media industry studies, science and technology studies (STS), and environmental communication, covering a range of environmental issues such as climate change, sea level rise, environmental racism, fossil fuel economics, Superfund pollution, species extinction, renewable energy technologies, climate migration and e-waste. We promote work that engages with diverse methodological and disciplinary approaches, bringing social science research approaches such as ethnography, strategic messaging and non-Western communication studies into dialogue with humanities approaches to production cultures, screen studies and environmental justice. As such, the Journal of Environmental Media explores a broad landscape of media forms and practices, including but not limited to: smart devices, machine learning, wearable interfaces, machine-to-machine communication, popular cinema and streaming services, social media platforms of environmental activism, GIS networks, CGI animation, green lifestyle apps and new developments in augmented reality. Addressing the messages and effects of environmental media requires that we not only address their expansiveness and ubiquity, but the social configurations they shape and the new distributions of power and waste they leave in our wake. In response to a global moment of environmental, political and philosophical crisis, the Journal of Environmental Media invites authors to submit new research on the most pressing and prescient twenty-first century problems regarding the role of media practice in shaping the relationship between human societies and the natural environment.


Please email article and review submissions by 1 November 2019, in Harvard style and with endnotes, to for double-blind peer review. We will respond within six weeks of submission. Address any editorial, formatting, or other journal queries to the editors at hvaughan@colorado,edu or and any reviews queries to


Keywords: media studies, environmental studies, augmented reality (AR), digital culture, new media, virtual reality (VR), environmental communication, Science and Technology Studies (STS), smart technology, strategic messaging, materiality, environmental justice, ecocriticism.


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