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Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Psychology

Aims and scope

Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Psychology is an international refereed journal publishes quarterly online open access by KMF. As an important forum for the field, the journal publishes some of the most influential papers in the discipline that reflect the scientific development of environmental psychology. The journal is serving individuals in a wide range of disciplines who have an interest in the scientific study of the transactions and interrelationships between people and their surroundings (including built, social, natural and virtual environments, the use and abuse of nature and natural resources, and sustainability-related behavior). The journal publishes internationally contributed empirical studies and reviews of research on these topics that advance new insights. Contributions on theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of all human-environment interactions are welcome, along with innovative or interdisciplinary approaches that have a psychological emphasis. Research areas include but not limited to:
 Psychological and behavioral aspects of people and nature
 Cognitive mapping, spatial cognition and wayfinding
 Ecological consequences of human actions
 Theories of place, place attachment, and place identity
 Environmental risks and hazards: perception, behavior, and management
 Perception and evaluation of buildings and natural landscapes
 Effects of physical and natural settings on human cognition and health
 Theories of proenvironmental behavior, norms, attitudes, and personality
 Psychology of sustainability and climate change
 Psychological aspects of resource management and crises
 Social use of space: crowding, privacy, territoriality, personal space
 Design of, and experiences related to, the physical aspects of workplaces, schools, residences, public buildings and public space

KMF Publication Ethics Statement

Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Psychology is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. KMF takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. KMF takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use latest software to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal’s News & Announcements section.

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Psychology will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law. The copyright is retained by the author(s). KMF will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2020 by the authors; licensee KMF. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law.


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Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free in the News & Announcements section of the journal. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website.