Contribute to Arcadia

Arcadia (ISSN 2199-3408) is now inviting new submissions.

Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History is an open-access, peer-reviewed publication platform for short, illustrated, and engaging environmental histories. Embedded in a particular time and place, each story focuses on a site, event, person, organization, or species as it relates to nature and human society. By publishing digitally on the Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia promotes accessibility and visibility of original research in global environmental history and cognate disciplines. Each peer-reviewed article includes a profile of the researcher, links, and suggested readings.

Contributors are free to choose their own topics and regions, but we especially welcome submissions on historical events in Southeast Asia, North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, and other areas currently underrepresented on this map.

We also welcome proposals for contributions by practitioners as well as interconnected submissions by individual authors or research groups. Let us know if you are interested in having your submission linked to an existing thematic Arcadia collection or if you would like to edit a new one. Existing Arcadia collections include:

Here you can see the thumbnails of our first 100 Arcadia articles

How to Submit

Please read through and adhere to the guidelines linked below. 

To submit, simply send a filled-out version of (i) the contribution-components file, (ii) the manuscript template, and (iii) the image files to accompany your piece (min. two), and (iv) a headshot to—detailed guidelines are included in the form. Complete submissions are assigned to two anonymous peer reviewers chosen for their expertise in a field related to the submission. We also encourage authors to suggest potential reviewers as an option—they may or may not be contacted. We ask for reviewers to send feedback within one month. If the reviewers recommend acceptance with revisions, we will ask you to address these within two weeks. For accepted manuscripts, copyediting and proofreading will be provided. The publication date depends on the date you submitted and on how many articles we have in the pipeline.

The current submission deadline is 30 November 2023. While submissions can be made at any time, we are currently concentrating the review process around three seasonal volumes. Arcadia requires no submission fees or article processing fees, and is published open-access under a under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. With submissions or any questions, please email Pauline Kargruber at

We look forward to your contribution!

Download and help us circulate the Arcadia call for papers.

Download the Arcadia contribution form/guidelines.

Download the Arcadia manuscript template.


ISSN 2199-3408
Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia