Journals & Magazines

A listing of some key ecocritical journals and magazines:


AJE: Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 12.17.00The official publication of ASLEC – ANZ. AJE (ISSN 1839-843X) is the peer-reviewed journal of the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture – Australia and New Zealand (ASLEC – ANZ). It is an affiliate of ASLE (USA) and its global partners. AJE therefore extends beyond its geographical boundaries in being part of an extensive network of journals that are of interest to ecocritics. ASLEC–ANZ members are scholars, teachers, writers, and practitioners who seek to increase their knowledge of literature, culture and the environment; who seek to promote the creation, appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the human sciences from ecological perspectives; and who seek to share their knowledge for the benefit of all interested in research, reading, writing, media, teaching, and so on, in its engagement with place, ecology and the environment. To submit an article, authors and reviewers must first Register. They will be sent a user name and password. This will enable them to Log In as an ‘Author’ and upload submissions. The inaugural edition, ‘Sounding the Earth’, is now online. Vol 1 (2011): Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology

For more information on AJE, see


Journal of Ecocriticism: A new journal of nature, society and literature

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 12.14.56The Journal of Ecocriticism (JoE) is an open-access, peer-reviewed electronic review of ecocriticism and ecoliterature.

JoE is an electronic review of ecoliterature and ecocriticism. It invites manuscripts that address any issue related to these topics. The JoE aims to stimulate the further intellectual development of ecocriticism within the international community of scholars in the field.

More information on JoE, see


Ecological Humanities in the Australian Humanities Review

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The ‘Ecological Humanities’ is situated within Australia’s oldest and most prestigious on-line humanities journal: the Australian Humanities Review. It was launched in 2004 to provide a publication dedicated to the ecological humanities.

More information on the Ecological Humanities Corner at AHR, see


Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment

cover_issue_13_en_USThis journal of ecocriticism, founded in 2010, is a joint initiative of GIECO (Ecocritical Research Group in Spain) and EASLCE (European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment). Its principal aim is to further the study, knowledge and public awareness of the connections and relationship between literature, culture and the environment. As a virtual space, it provides a site for dialogue between researchers, theorists, creative writers and artists concerned with and by the environment and its degradation. Its pages are open to contributions on all literatures and cultures, but its special mission is to reflect the cultural, linguistic and natural richness and diversity of the European continent.

More information on Ecozon@, see


PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature

pan_coverPAN is a journal publishing articles, short prose pieces and poetry exploring the philosophical, psychological and mythological underpinnings of ecological thought and practice. In particular, PAN is dedicated to voicing connections between people and place, and providing a forum for emerging conversations between indigenous and settler cultures around questions of dwelling and belonging, especially, but not exclusively, in Australia. More generally, PAN aims to revalue earth being(s) in conjunction with fostering human well-being. Seeking to bridge the gap between activism and the academy, PAN is pitched at an interdisciplinary audience, and should appeal to a wide range of readers with an interest in contemporary philosophies and practices of land and place. It seeks to introduce new literary voices to the environmental debate but also seeks to maintain in all its content the highest standards of scholarly and other-than-scholarly writing.

Each issue includes scholarly articles which have been subject to independent peer review as well as other contributions selected by the editors.

For more information on PAN, see


ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 12.10.21The existence of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment reflects the rapid growth of ecological literary criticism and environmental scholarship in related disciplines in the United States and around the world in recent years, which in turn reflects the steady increase in the production of environmental literature over the past several decades and the increased visibility of such writing in college classrooms.

ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment seeks to encourage such scholarship, writing, and teaching, while facilitating the development of a theoretical foundation for these activities. It also seeks to bridge the gaps between scholars, artists, students, and the public.

More information and advice to contributors is available at


Green Letters: A Journal of Ecocriticism

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 13.37.30Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism is the journal of ASLE-UKI.

Since the journal has been acquired for commercial publication by Taylor and Francis, commencing in 2013, we will no longer maintain a separate website for it.

For electronic or hard copies of past editions from Volume 10 onwards, contact the Managing Editor Greg Garrard

For more information on Green Letters, see



EarthLines: Writing About Nature, Place and the Environment

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 12.09.57EarthLines is a new full-colour quarterly magazine for writing about nature, place and the environment, beginning publication in 2012.
EarthLine’s focus is on “writing which explores the relationship between people and the natural world, and encourages reconnection. Uniquely, it includes work by writers, storytellers, artists, scientists, and others who live close to or work with the natural world”. The magazine is based in the UK and welcomes overseas submissions.

For more information, see