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Author Guidelines

Editorial Process

All research articles submitted to Ecocene are peer-reviewed in a double-blind system. The editorial process starts upon the submission of the work to the journal. Managing editors initially evaluate the suitability of the work for the journal and then proceed with sending the submitted articles to two anonymous referees for assessment. Articles that do not follow the specified author guidelines below will not be processed. An article needs two favorable reports and a final approval from the editorial team in order to be published. Upon demands of revision from referees, authors are anonymously informed about the referees’ comments. Expected total evaluation time is three to four months. Articles not submitted for a special issue might not be published in the first issue after submission.

Originality and Academic Honesty

By submitting to Ecocene authors affirm that their work is entirely original, that it has not been wholly or partly published elsewhere, or that it is currently not under review at another journal. They are responsible for ensuring that their work does not infringe anyone’s intellectual property rights, and they must properly follow rules of referencing and citation for any sources referred to in their work. It is the prime accountability of the authors to be committed to academic honesty and refrain from any act of plagiarism.

If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor etc., in any stage of article process- before or after acceptance, during editing or at a page proof stage, the author(s) will be notified and will be asked to rewrite the content or the to cite the references from where the content has been taken. If more than 25% of the paper is plagiarized, the article may be rejected by notification to the author.

All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism (by using iThenticate) after submission and before starting review. The manuscripts in which the plagiarism is detected are handled based on the extent of the plagiarism:

 <5% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be given an ID and the manuscript is sent to author for content revision.

5- 30% Plagiarism: The manuscript will not be given an ID and the manuscript is sent back to author for content revision.

>30% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be rejected without the review.

Copyright Information and Permissions

Ecocene does not ask authors to transfer any copyrights to the journal. The auhtor(s) retain all copyrights of their articles. However, authors grant the publisher non-exclusive publishing rights to publish the articles. However, please note that Ecocene publishes only original materials, that is, works that have not been previously published elsewhere. Ecocene uses a Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0).

Publication Charges

Ecocene demands no submission fees or page charges from authors.

Submission Guidelines

  • Ecocene only accepts online submissions. No faxed or hard copy submissions will be accepted.
  • All submissions should follow the Chicago Manual of Style (17th Edition) Author-Date System. Style guidelines can be found HERE. Articles that do not conform to these guidelines will not be considered for review.
  • Please download our TEMPLATE for your submissions.

1. Journal Sections: The journal calls for contributions from authors in four main categories: thematic articles, general articles, book reviews, and creative work.

a. Thematic articles: Thematic articles should not exceed 5500 words excluding notes. Authors should also send a 200-word abstract with four to six keywords as well as a 100-word short biography of themselves.

b. General articles: General articles should not exceed 5500 words excluding notes. Authors should also send a 200-word abstract with four to six keywords as well as a 100-word short biography of themselves.

c. Book reviews: Book reviews should be between 1500 and 2000 words excluding notes and include a 100-word short biography of the book reviewer(s). Ecocene publishes book reviews on a rolling basis. For further information on how to contribute as a book reviewer, please contact our Book Review Editor, Fatma Aykanat (erleicha@gmail.com).

d. Ecocene Arts: Submissions of interdisciplinary projects, sound works, podcasts, performances, site-specific works, installations, animation,video, visual art, photography, and drawings are welcome. To contribute, please send a 100-word biography, 200-word abstract, 4-6 keywords, 1000-1500-word artist statement, 4-6 digital images (300 dpi), and sound or video links to Ecocene Arts Editor, prOphecy sun (prophecy_sun@sfu.ca).

e. Storying Ecocenes: Submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, nature narratives and more-than-human voices should be up to 3000 words. For further information on how to contribute to Storying Ecocenes, please contact our Managing Editor, Hakan Yılmaz (hknylmzz@gmail.com).

2. File Format: All submissions are only accepted as a MS Word file (.doc, .docx) with a maximum size of 10 MB Artworks should be in a valid image format. Images should be in jpeg format with the following size and quality: 1500-1000 px width / jpeg quality 8/200 dpi.

3. Structure: Please make sure that your article conforms to all the following items. These requirements apply to the textual components of all kinds of submission.

a. Font, spacing, margins, and page size: All articles should be double-spaced on A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm) paper throughout including endnotes and references. Use Times New Roman 12 throughout the text excluding endnotes and references (they should be Times New Roman 11). The main text should have margins of 3 cm on all sides. Please justify the entire text except for the references, which should be aligned to the left.

b. Titles and subheadings: Use 12-point type for the title and all subheadings. They should all be centered, bold, and written in title case.

c. Author’s name and affiliation: The title of the article should be followed by the author’s name, primary affiliation, and e-mail address. Each item should be given in a separate line. The title of the article should be Times New Roman 18 and the author’s name should be 16-point type, centered, and in title case.

d. Abstract and keywords: Place the abstract right after the authorial information. Add 4-6 keywords below the abstract. Use double-spaced text and Times New Roman 12 for the abstract and keywords. Each keyword should be separated with a comma.

e. Block quotations: Quotations of prose longer than 5 lines of print or of poetry more than two lines should be blocked. Use 12-point type and double-spacing for block quotations. Margins for block quotations should be indented at 1.25 cm from both sides. Use single hard returns before and after a block quotation. 

f. Paragraph indentation and spacing: Use no indentation for the first line of the first paragraph. This also applies to the first paragraphs of the sections (if any) separated by subheadings. All other paragraphs should be indented at 0,75 cm. Do not use hard returns between the paragraphs. Avoid hitting the spacebar consecutively. Do not use any space before punctuation marks. Do not use any space before or after hyphens, en dashes, or em dashes. 

g. Images: An image embedded in a submission should not exceed one third of a page. This corresponds to approximately 11 cm in width and 8 cm in height, depending on image type. Images should be at least 300 dpi in resolution. All visual materials should come with a caption, written in 12-point type and centered below the visual.

h. Special formatting: Avoid advanced formatting tools such as page or section breaks so that your submission can be easily reformatted later when necessary.

4. Language and Spelling: Ecocene publishes articles only in English.

  • Please use American spelling throughout your work.
  • Words in a language other than English should be italicized (e.g. Zeitgeist).
  • Similarly, authors should use italics to indicate emphasis or special usage rather than quotation marks or underlining.
  • Use double and curly quotation marks (“...”) when quoting. Use single and curly quotation marks (‘...’) for quotations within quotations.

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    Call for Papers

    Call for Papers: December 2020 Issue

    Ecocene welcomes article submissions for the December 2020 issue by October 1st, 2020.

    To see the CFP for the December 2020 issue, please click here.

    To submit your article, please follow the guidelines for authors and use our Manuscript Submission System.

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