citizen science call for papersThe BES journals are currently seeking submissions for a citizen science special feature.

The People and Nature editors are keen to consider manuscripts within our scope for this special feature. However submissions that simply use citizen science data are not what we are aiming for. For submissions to be considered they must have something meaningful to say about both the people and nature aspects of our scope, and/or about human-nature relations. Some examples of the sort of research that we are looking to attract include the following but we are open to any citizen science submissions that meet our scope and ethos.

  • How citizen science can learn from and engage with traditional/indigenous knowledge
  • Citizen science and connecting to nature: what are the long-term impacts/or what is the potential for long term impacts?
  • Social theories of place and science-nature connections
  • Co-production and citizen-led science
  • Environmental justice, environment and community wellbeing
  • Place-based, community or extreme citizen science
  • Environmental policy and/or governance informed by citizen science
  • Beyond science impacts: rethinking citizen science benefits

If you are considering submitting but aren’t sure whether your manuscript is in scope please get in touch with the editorial office – editorial@people-and-nature.org.

The deadline for submission is Monday 27 January 2020 and you can submit now via our usual submission system. Please mention the special feature in your covering letter when submitting.