From an email message that I received in recent days:
The Natural Resources Journal (NRJ) at the University of New Mexico School of Law seeks proposals for academic articles on law and policy issues surrounding the National Park Service. The NRJ’s fall 2015 issue, Number 56.1, will honor the agency’s 100th year in pursuit of its mission to “conserve the scenery, the natural and historic objects, and the wildlife” in the United States’ national parks, and to “provide for the public's enjoyment of these features in a manner that will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” With more than 400 parks across the country and annual visitation by 275 million people, America’s national parks have grown into a staple of American life and a model of conservation for the world. We invite proposals for papers that explore all aspects of the national parks, although preference will be given to topics with legal and ecological implications. Suggested topics including National Park Service history, wildlife conservation, legal developments affecting parks, parks’ water acquisitions, innovative modes of park management, efforts to designate new parks, and interfaces between national parks, Native American tribes and other neighboring communities.
First published in 1961, NRJ is an international, interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of law and policy issues surrounding natural resources. The NRJ's contributors come from various disciplines and provide diverse perspectives on the complex issues raised when resource development and environmental concerns intersect. The NRJ does not endorse any particular viewpoint, but seeks to highlight the best scholarship from a wide range of perspectives on law and policy topics.
Email your proposal to NRJsubmissions@gmail.com. Please include the following documents: 1) an abstract of 300 – 500 words; 2) proposed sources; and 3) an author CV. Abstracts are due by April 1, 2015, and notification of selected authors will occur shortly thereafter. Manuscripts will be due July 15, 2015.
Finished articles will generally be 5,000 to 15,000 words in length (15 to 50 double-spaced pages) with citations for all statements of fact. NRJ prefers articles with a clear thesis or argument that can materially advance the academic and policy-making discussion surrounding national parks.
For additional details, please refer to the Natural Resources Journal submission guidelines at http://lawschool.unm.edu/nrj/article-submission.php. For more information about the NRJ or to see past issues, go to http://lawschool.unm.edu/nrj/. Please direct questions to Submissions Editor Anne Minard at NRJsubmissions@gmail.com.