Monday, September 23, 2013

Special Issue “Gender and Geoethics in the Geosciences” - Call for Abstracts (DEADLINE EXTENDED!)

Dear Geoscientists:
It is with great pleasure that I announce a special issue on “Gender and Geoethics in the Geosciences” to be published by a high-impact international journal. A summary follows below:
This special issue is a tribute to the participation of women in the geosciences, including physical geography as well as within geology and the Earth sciences. It commemorates the newly formed Commission on Gender and Geoethics (CoGG), as part of the International Association of Geoethics (IAGETH). The guest editor is the representative of the UK national chapter and coordinator of CoGG. The special issue presents scenarios where women professionals, such as academics, are considered as part of the geosciences as either as participants or subjects. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is a suitable outlet for this content because of its international outreach and environmental scope. It is anticipated that the content will have ramifications for current international policy concerning the ethical treatment of women in the geosciences. Contributions approach the role of women in the geosciences from a feminist perspective that is humanistic and inclusive. As part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for 2015, the third goal (to ‘promote gender equality and empower women’) is an important one to achieve in the developing as well as developed world, and this is true for the academic disciplines, particularly those that are traditionally male-dominated such as the geosciences. Developed countries should set an example for the world of the equal treatment of women, and this includes in the academic sphere.

Those interested in submitting a paper to this special issue do not need to be members of the newly formed CoGG and this is not an invitation to women only. Please note that abstracts (up to 400 words) are due by 31st October 2013 nd can be submitted to me at this email address: Please include 3-6 keywords with your abstract and your affiliation and contact details in addition to article title and summary. Decisions on acceptance will be made by the end of October this year. This is an Open Access publication, with five papers published free-of-charge and discounts given to high-quality submissions.
Please feel free to distribute this message more broadly. Should you have any questions, please do contact me.

Best wishes,
Mary Thornbush

More information at:

No comments:

Post a Comment