Eco-Human Theory and Practice
ISSN 2713 – 184x
Eco Art Therapy
Ecological Education
The "Green" Arts
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Guidelines for Authors

Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice is an international open-access peer reviewed journal. Contributions are to be in English and Russian and will be published in both languages. The Journal publishes two issues per year in an open access online version.

Currently, publishing in Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice is free of charge without any APC (Article Processing Charge). The benefits of publishing with Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice include:

  • Contributing to the emerging field of eco-human theory and practice, a new partnership of the arts, ecology, and human sciences in the interests of sustainable development
  • Open access and free without APC
  • An innovative and robust publishing format including text, audio and video
  • Immediate – free – access to online content
  • Support from a wide range of reviewers and an international editorial board
  • Global marketing and distribution
  • Both English and Russian published articles
  • Active involvement and networking in the emerging field of eco-human technologies, research, theory and practice via publications, scientific and cultural events.

Suиmission guidelines 

Please read the Mission Statement below to gain an overview of the journal and assess if your manuscript is suitable for submission:

  • Use the Microsoft Word to prepare your manuscript
  • Make sure you understand the publication ethics, research ethics, copyright, paper formats and references format which are mentioned below
  • Ensure that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript

Mission Statement

Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice is a first international multidisciplinary journal for educators, psychologists, therapists, artists, and others who both strive to promote eco-human knowledge and technologies and integrate the creative arts, ecology and the human sciences.

Mission of Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice embraces:

  1. Creation of an interdisciplinary, multicultural forum of ideas and practices based on the union and co-creation of human beings and nature, in order to create a sustainable world,
  2. Promotion of dialogue and cooperation between those in healthcare, education, and social work with philosophers, artists, musicians, designers, researchers, and public figures, as well as representatives of the business sector, and all those involved in ecological education (education in the interests of sustainable development),
  3. Promotion of eco-human values, supporting human health  and well-being in close connection with caring for the environment,
  4. Development and implementation of new eco-human environmentally-friendly theory, technologies and practices in the various fields of health and public life, education and social work, focused on maintaining a sustainable way of life, primarily through cultivating ecological consciousness, eco-human knowledge and values,
  5. Dissemination of information about these theories, technologies and practices and the various effects of their application related not only to human health and well-being, but also to the health and well-being of the planet,
  6. Demonstration of the important role of the arts in their alliance with ecology and the human sciences for the restoration and development of constructive human relations with nature, the promotion of environmental consciousness and sustainable lifestyles.

The Journal supports cross-disciplinary dialogue, cooperation and research between the creative arts (the visual arts, creative writing, dance/movement, drama, film and video, music) and new eco-human approaches and sciences, such as ecology, ecopsychology, ecotherapy, ecopedagogy, ecological medicine, ecoaesthetics, ecological management and other related fields.

Publication Ethics

Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice is committed to upholding academic integrity. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors.

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work has not been published before, and that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities-tacitly or explicitly- at the place where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Authors, when quoting from someone else’s work or when considering reproducing figures or table from a book or journal article, should make sure that they are not infringing a copyright. Although – in general – authors may quote from other published works, they should obtain permission from the holder of the copyright if they wish to make substantial extracts or to reproduce tables, plates or other figures. If the copyright holder is not the author of the quoted or reproduced material, it is recommended that the permission of the author should also be sought. Material in unpublished letters and manuscripts is also protected and must not be published unless permission has been obtained. Submission of a paper to Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice will be interpreted as a statement that the author has obtained all the necessary permission. A suitable acknowledgement of any borrowed material must always be made.

Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement – or where the authorship of the article is contested – we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; taking appropriate legal action.

Manuscript Preparation

The submitted articles need to serve the aims and scope of the journal. They may range in length from 2,000-6,000 words (including references). Manuscripts are required to be written in English and must conform to accepted standards of technically written English. Either US or UK English is acceptable as long as usage is consistent throughout. The publishers are not responsible for correcting errors in grammar or spelling. Articles requiring extensive English revisions may be rejected without review or referred to a professional copy editing service before acceptance. Use of an editing service is neither a requirement nor a guarantee of acceptance for publication.

In general, Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice follows the recommendations of the 2009 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, Sixth Edition), and it is suggested that contributors refer to this publication.

  • Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, using generous margins on all sides.
  • All pages are to be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals with the title page being page 1.
  • Illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams and charts) are to be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and cited in numerical order in the text. Photographs should be high-contrast and drawings should be dark, sharp, and clear. Each figure should be provided on a separate page and should have an accompanying caption. The captions for illustrations should be listed on a separate page.
  • Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate page. Center the title above the table and type explanatory footnotes (indicated by superscript lowercase letters) below the table
  • Headings should be formatted following APA guidelines. Use no more than three levels of displayed headings.
  • Abbreviations should be written out and defined at first mention and then used consistently thereafter except when beginning or ending a sentence.
  • Footnotes should be avoided. When their use is absolutely necessary, footnotes should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer. Place a line above the footnote so that it is set off from the text. Use the appropriate superscript numeral for citation in the text.

Manuscript Format

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:

  • Title page
  • Body of text (divided by subheadings)
  • References

Title page

The title page should provide the following information:

  • Title (this should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
  • Name(s) of author(s): please indicate who the corresponding author is
  • Full affiliation (s)
  • Present address of author(s) if different from affiliation
  • Complete address of corresponding author and e-mail address
  • Abstract – this should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and no longer than 300 words; it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services
  • Keywords: up to fivekey words

Body of text (divided by subheadings)

Body of the text must include the appropriate section, such as introduction, materials and methods, research results, discussion of results, conclusions, bibliography divided by subheadings, printed in bold.

Author biography

Please include short text (max 200 words) of author’s biography (written in the third person) which will be included in the online version of Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice


Only articles and books published or accepted for publication should be listed in the reference list. The cited literature should be listed in references in alphabetical order. The text refers to a serial number [in square brackets] of cited literature. Style of references should conform to strict APA guidelines. References should include (in this order): last names and initials of all authors, year published, title of article, name of publication, volume number and inclusive pages. When you edit with Microsoft Office Word 2007 and 2010, you can make use of automatically format bibliographies (see link below). The reference information of non-English papers can be translated into English and put before the original references.

APA reference style example:
Berrol, C. F., Ooi, W. L., & Katz, S. S. (1997). Dance/movement therapy with older adults who have sustained neurological insult: A demonstration project. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 19, 135–160.
Shapiro, K. J. (1985). Bodily reflective modes: A phenomenological method for psychology. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Book chapter 
Goodill, S. W., & Cruz, R. F. (2004). Single-subject designs in clinical dance/movement therapy research. In R. F. Cruz (Ed.), Dance/movement therapists in action: A working guide to research options (pp. 92–108).
Springfield, IL: Charles C ThomasPublisher.

Manuscript submission

  • Submissions are accepted for peer-review on an ongoing basis. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor’s Office via e-mail
  • Inquiries regarding journal policy, manuscript preparation and other such general topics should be sent to our editorial office by email to

Publishing process

  • Authors submit papers by email. Paper format should be in Word (preferred) or LateX
  • Editor performs an initial check (paper field, structure of submission, adherence to the submission instructions and English language usage.), within one week
  • Papers that go through Pre-reviewing will be assigned to related reviewers for refereeing
  • Papers will be refereed in 1-2 months
  • The editorial office will send the review reports to authors for paper improvement at the first time once at least two constructive review reports are received. Authors will be required to make appropriate revisions/modifications to the paper and then send the revised version back to editorial office by email.
  • If necessary, the revised paper will be sent to the original reviewers for a second round of review
  • An acceptance notification will be sent to the corresponding author and the registered author. Authors will then update the final version of paper per the registration instructions
  • A final version of paper will be proofread by the Editorial Office
  • Author check, correct and send back the proof to the Editorial Office
  • Corrected papers will be sent to the journal publication office officially for publication
  • The final manuscript will be sent to the Editorial Office for typesetting; at this point copyright is transferred from author
  • The paper is published online
About the journal

In accordance with the Law of the Russian Federation on the Mass Media, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) on September 22, 2020, the web-based publication - The peer-reviewed scientific online journal "Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice" was registered (registration number El No. FS77-79134).

“Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice” is the international multidisciplinary Journal focused on building an eco-human paradigm, disseminating eco-human knowledge and technology based on the alliance of ecology, humanities and the arts. Our journal aims to be a vibrant forum of theories and practices aimed at harmonizing the relations of mankind and the natural world in the interests of sustainable development, the creation of Eco-Humanity as a new community of human beings and more-than-human world. The human being is an ecological being, not separate from the world. The Ecopoiesis journal is based on that premise and aims to develop a body of theory and practice within that framework.

The Journal promotes dialogue and cooperation between ecologists, philosophers, doctors, educators, psychologists, artists, musicians, designers, social activists, business representatives in the name of eco-human values, human health and well-being, in close connection with concern for the environment. The Journal supports the development and implementation of new environmentally-friendly concepts, technologies and practices in the various fields of health and public life, education and social work.

One of the priority tasks of the Journal is to demonstrate and support the significant role of the arts in their alliance with ecology and the humanities for the restoration and development of constructive relations with nature, raising environmental awareness and promoting nature-friendly lifestyles.

The Journal publishes articles describing new eco-human concepts and practices, technologies and applied research data at the intersection of humanities, ecology and the arts, as well as interviews and conference reports related to the emerging eco-human field. It encourages artwork, music and other creative products related to eco-human practices and the new global community of Eco-Humanity.