Please read these guidelines below and then send your article, essay, review, research notes, conference summary, etc. to:
Value and Uniqueness of GTPJ
- The Green Theory and Praxis Journal publishes rigorously peer-reviewed academic work of the highest quality.
- The Green Theory and Praxis Journal is a free-to-access electronic journal.
- The Green Theory and Praxis Journal charges no fees for publication.
- The Green Theory and Praxis Journal supports and encourages submissions that are excluded from mainstream journals, including the use of photographic, video and new media work.
- The Green Theory and Praxis Journal, while an academic journal, provides space and place for activist contributions.
- research articles and essays – 2,000 to 10,000 words
- student final papers – no more than 10,000 words
- course/class summaries – no more than 2,000 words
- research notes – no more than 2,000 words
- commentary – no more than 2,000 words
- tactic and strategy analysis – no more than 10,000 words
- academic development – no more than 10,000 words
- lecture summaries – no more than 2,000 words
- conference summaries – no more than 2,000 words
- protest summaries – no more than 2,000 words
- action alert summaries – no more than 2,000 words
- film, book, art, and media reviews – no more than 3,000 words
- interviews and dialogues – between 1,000 to 10,000 words
- poems – no more than 10,000 words
Formatting, Referencing and Submitting your Manuscript
- GTPJ uses the APA format. For details on the APA format see Purdue Owl.
- Please follow these guidelines when preparing your submission. Failure to do so may mean that your submission is not put forward for peer review.
Review Process and Policy
- All submissions must be grounded in the fields of environmental justice, Earth liberation, revolutionary environmentalism and intersectional total liberation social justice and locate their arguments in existing GTPJ essays/reviews/conversations when possible. All submissions need to be jargon-free and promote activism.
- All submissions must not be under review with any other publication.
- All submissions must be original and not published anywhere else such as wordpress, Facebook, blogs, website, or academia.edu prior or after without proper permission from the original source and from the GTPJ Editors.
- Upon acceptance for review, the editors will send manuscripts, under a double-peer reviewed process, to no less than two, and generally three reviewers. Reviewers provide their recommendations to the Issue editor(s), who makes the final decision to accept the manuscript.
- Everyone who submits text to be reviewed for publication in GTPJ will be assigned an Issue Editor, who will be the only person of contact with GTPJ.
- If a dispute/conflict arises that cannot be resolved with the Issue editor the author(s)/reviewer(s) may contact the Editors of GTPJ, but not anyone affiliated with ICAS. If a legal matter the Editors of GTPJ will if necessary involve the ICAS Board of Directors.
Submissions will be assigned to one of the four following categories:
1. accept without revisions
2. accept with editorial revisions
3. revise and resubmit for peer review
- Every effort will be made to inform authors of the Issue editors’ decision within 60 days of receipt of a manuscript.
- Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication will be asked to submit a 50 to 80 word biography that includes their institutional or organizational affiliations if applicable, professional title, e-mail, country, and one to six research fields of interests.
5. Once accepted for the GTPJ the author(s)/reviewer(s) will work on a structured timetable with deadlines to edit the text for publication. A final draft of the text will be sent from the Issue editor to the author(s)/reviewer(s) of the text to approve with the ability for minor grammar, spelling and formatting errors with 5 days to reply. Once sent back with approval with edits attached in a Word Doc. and/or just an approval via e-mail, the Issue editor will reply with acknowledgement of the e-mail Cc:ing the GTPJ editors.
6. After the issue is formatted by the Issue editor and GTPJ Editors it is uploaded via PDF, Word Doc, and Issuu.com. Once published/uploaded no re-editing is allowed only in the case of a legal situation where the material written by the author(s)/review(s) is under question.
7. The final process once the Issue is published online, is for the contributors, Issue editor, GTPJ Editorial Team, and ICAS to promote the Issue through e-mail listerserves, social media, websites, blogs, flyers, media, newsletters, etc.
Copyright, Republishing, and Royalties
- All work published by the Journal is copyrighted by GTPJ.
- Republication of Contributor’s Submitted Work may be assessed a reasonable fee for the administration and facilitation to other presses. Such fee shall be determined at the discretion of GTPJ.
- Royalties: Contributor agrees and acknowledges that no royalty, payment, or other compensation will be provided by GTPJ in exchange for or resulting from the publication of the Submitted Work.
- Review Form available here: GTPJ Review Form
- Author’s Contract Form available here: GTPJ Authors Contract 2016
GTPJ uses a rolling submission process, allowing authors to submit at any time during the year without time restraints or quota of articles in an issue. Rolling submission, the most current scholarly method of accepting publications, allows for more timely publications and current scholarship to enter the public sphere in a more timely fashion, rather than conforming to traditional academic print journal guidelines.
We are pleased to accept your submissions at any time and will move quickly through the review process to ensure timeliness.
For general submission, please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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