FERNS: A New Student Journal in Environmental Stewardship

FERNS is an intercollegiate academic journal that focuses on the intersection between human action and environmental impact. It will emphasize the conversation necessary between scientists, politicians, ethicists, and theologians, welcoming work in fields that intersect around environmental stewardship. FERNS showcases the intellectual, academic, and creative research from emerging scholars at graduate and undergraduate levels. Students will have the ability to promote their work in a double-blind peer-reviewed journal in addition to developing research ideas in the professional arena.

FERNS will give preference to theoretical and empirically-based research articles. The journal will feature original work, including academic paper, scholarly work, and book reviews.

  • ​Research and Application Articles: 5,000-8,000 words
  • ​Essays and Thematic Issues: 1,000-4,000 words
  • ​Book and Article Reviews: 750 – 1,000 words

Submissions should follow Chicago style citation and formatting, including endnotes for citations  (not footnotes), as well as page numbers on the upper right corner of each page. The title of the article and a 200-250 word abstract should be included on the first page of the submission. Authors should remove all identifying titles (name, institution, email, etc.) from their work, to ensure our double-blind peer-review process. Authors should submit a separate document that contains the title of the work, author’s name and institution, a contact email, and the same 200-250 word abstract.