AESS Publications

The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences houses the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (JESS). JESS is managed by an Editor in Chief and published through Springer Nature. The Association also manages a Branded Books Series. Authors and editors publish editions through Springer. 

Journal of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

The flagship journal of the Association (JESS) launched in 2010. It provides AESS members with peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary coverage of the leading research and professional issues confronting our society.

JESS is issued quarterly (March, June, September and December) by Springer Publications. Members receive free electronic access while hard copies can be ordered for an additional fee.

About JESS

The journal assists in the creation of integrative environmental knowledge, along with useful applications for society, by providing a forum for scholars and scientists whose research extends beyond the boundaries of any one discipline. The journal is particularly useful for junior scholars with interdisciplinary interests who are especially in need of peer-reviewed outlets for their professional development. JESS has value and visibility to the scholarly contributions of all AESS members within higher education, and provides an important vehicle of communication for enhancing their professional development. AESS’s journal JESS continues to improve the credibility of and respect for environmental fields in higher education.

How to Publish in JESS

We invite all members and non-members to submit articles for the Journal. The Journal provides a peer-reviewed, academically rigorous and professionally recognized forum for the publication of explicitly interdisciplinary environmental research, policy analysis and advocacy, educational discourse and other related matters. Contributions are welcome from any discipline or combination of disciplines, any vocation or professional affiliation, any national, ethnic or cultural background. Articles may relate to any historical and global setting.

The Journal provides several submission categories:

  • Research and Theory
  • Research Briefs
  • Environmental Education
  • Policy Analysis
  • Commentary and Opinion
  • Book Reviews and Review Articles
  • Special Issues and Symposia
  • Letters

Additional information about submissions and instructions for authors are available at the Journal website.

Editorial Staff

Dr. Teresa Lloro serves as the Editor in Chief.

The Editorial Board includes a diverse range of scholars, policy practitioners, and related professions whose expertise extends broadly across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and other disciplines related to interdisciplinary environmental study.

Reviewers exemplify, as well, a regional and global diversity appropriate to the breadth of interdisciplinary environmental studies.

Inquiries about the Journal or becoming an associate editor should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief:

AESS Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sciences Series

Purpose of the Branded Book Series (BBS):

AESS’s mission for the Branded Book Series is to support the publication of a diverse, interdisciplinary series of books that are oriented towards robust explanations of environmental conditions, environmental inequity, and environmental problem-solving. As an institution, AESS also supports the elevation of young and diverse scholars who are seeking to expand the reach of their work. Please reach out to Dr. Finewood with any interest you may have in publishing with the AESS Branded Book Series (

How to Publish

Environmental professionals and scholars need resources that can help them to resolve interdisciplinary issues intrinsic to environmental management, governance, and research. The AESS branded book series draws upon a range of disciplinary fields pertinent to addressing environmental issues, including the physical and biological sciences, social sciences, engineering, economics, sustainability planning, and public policy. The rising importance of the interdisciplinary approach is evident in the growth of interdisciplinary academic environmental programs, such Environmental Studies and Sciences (ES&S), and related ‘sustainability studies.’

The growth of interdisciplinary environmental education and professions, however, has yet to be accompanied by the complementary development of a vigorous and relevant interdisciplinary environmental literature. This series addresses this by publishing books and monographs grounded in interdisciplinary approaches to issues. It supports teaching and experiential learning in ES&S and sustainability studies programs, as well as those engaged in professional environmental occupations in both public and private sectors.

Additional information about submissions and instructions for authors are available at the Series website.

Editorial Staff

Michael H. Finewood, PhD

Editor, AESS Branded Book Series
Environmental Studies and Science, Pace University
@mikefinewood |

Michael Finewood is a human geographer and political ecologist with research and teaching interests in watershed governance, community development, infrastructure, equity, and justice. As an environmental social scientist, Dr. Finewood has helped to develop programs in sustainability, geography, and environmental studies and sciences. He also served on the board of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences for ten years. He is currently the chair of Environmental Studies and Science at Pace University and the Managing Editor of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Please email with inquiries.

Published Titles

Social and Ecological System Dynamics: Characteristics, Trends and Integration in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia, Stave, Krystyna, Goraw Goshu, and Shimelis Aynalem, eds. 2017
Exploring Environmental Ethics: an Introduction, Smith, Kimberly K., 2018
Ontology and Closeness in Human-Nature Relationships: Beyond Dualisms, Materialism and Posthumanism, Kessler, Neil H., 2019
Interdisciplinary Teaching About Earth and the Environment for a Sustainable Future Gosselin, David, Anne E. Egger, and J. John Taber, eds. 2019
The Food-Energy-Water Nexus Saundry, Peter, and Benjamin L. Ruddell, eds. 2020
Pipeline Pedagogy: Teaching About Energy and Environmental Justice Contestations
Banschbach, Valerie, and Jessica L. Rich, eds. 2021
Climate Geoengineering: Law and Governance,
Burns, Wil, David Dana, and Simon Nicholson, eds. 2021
Cancer Hazards: Parathion, Malathion, Diazanon, Tetrachlorvinphos and Glyphosate Richmond, Martha E., 2021
Worth Saving: International Diplomacy to Protect the Environment Egleston, Anne, 2022
A Practical Guide for Developing Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Skills
Gosselin, David, ed. 2023


Asian Regional Governance of Forests Na, ed.