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To submit an item for publication in a CES publication, email it in .pdf, Word or Rich Text format to ecozoic.studies@gmail.com.  You may also mail a printed copy to Center for Ecozoic Studies, 2516 Winningham Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27516, USA. Note, however, that we will not return printed copies that are mailed to us unless you send a self-addressed, stamped return envelope. When you send a submission, please send your contact information, a brief description of yourself that we may use to identify you to our readers, and, preferably, a picture of yourself. Items accepted for publication will be reviewed and edited by the staff of The Ecozoic Reader prior to publication. The author will be consulted on significant revisions but may not be otherwise consulted.


In most cases, CES, in its publications, follows The Chicago Manual of Style. For references, authors may use either the notes-bibliography style or the author-date style; provided, however, that, if the author uses the notes-bibliography style there is no need to have a bibliography unless the submission is of book length. The “Turabian Manual” (Kate Turabian, et al, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations) follows The Chicago Manual of Style and may be used by authors. The “Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide” is available here. Items submitted for publication should conform to The Chicago Manual of Style.

CES does, however, use certain conventions that are differ from The Chicago Manual of Style. These are described in the CES Style Manual. It is not necessary for authors to read and follow the CES Style Manual prior to making submissions, but they should be aware that their items accepted for publication will be edited to conform to the CES Style Manual. We welcome comments on, questions about, and suggestions for our style manual.


There are two copyright issues with respect to your items accepted for publication: the rights you grant to CES and the rights CES grants to its readers.

Rights Granted to CES

An author who submits an item for publication by CES grants CES a nonexclusive worldwide license, without the right to sublicense, to reproduce and distribute your item in CES publications, educational and event materials, and websites, make reprints of the articles, quote them in CES publications and on this website, and include the items in compilations of items previously published by CES, even if the same would constitute a commercial use; and, in addition, to the extent not covered by the foregoing, an author grants CES, with rights to sublicense, a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Rights CES Grants to Its Readers

Unless restricted by an author, CES will inform our readers, with respect to the author’s item published by CES, that the item is available to CES’s readers under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

The Ecozoic

At present The Ecozoic is published annually and around a particular theme.  You may visit this page for a description of the theme for our next issue and deadlines for submissions.

Next Issue of The Ecozoic 

The next issue of The Ecozoic (No. 4) will be on “Thomas Berry’s Work: Development, Difference, Importance, Applications.” We expect to publish this issue in fall 2017. It will consist primarily of papers presented at a Colloquium by the same title held at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 28-30, 2014. Submissions for this issue are now closed.

The Ecozoic Review

The Ecozoic Review is published bi-monthly. It includes, news, reflections, reviews and other items pertinent to the transition from economic-industrial to ecological-cultural societies. There are no announced themes for the issues. We welcome new items for publication in The Ecozoic Review and comments on items previously published.