Landscape Research: Food and the Landscape Special Issue

Landscape Research: Food and the Landscape Special Issue

The Editorial Team of Landscape Research is commissioning a special issue which aims to examine topics surrounding food and the landscape. There is a growing imperative for governments and thus researchers to examine issues such as food production, food risk, and food safety and there are considerable implications for landscape in terms of assessment, planning, design and management.

Research-based articles are invited from across the globe that address aspects of this theme and that will be of interest to our readers, so there must be a clear emphasis on the discussion of landscape issues.  Landscape Research is an international cross-disciplinary peer-review journal. Submitted papers should be between 3,000-7,000 words in length and may be constructed as standard research papers, review papers, viewpoints or think pieces. Short, concise and punchy papers based on robust research are particularly welcomed. Possible subjects might include research relating to historical, contemporary or future landscapes on the following broad areas:
*      Intensive/extensive food production and landscape impact
*       Urban food production and public security
*       Food species preservation/diversity and the landscape
*       ‘Wild’ food and the landscape
*       Food and identity in cultural landscapes
*       Tourism and food in the landscape
*       Participation in food growing in the landscape
*       The aesthetics of food in the landscape
*       Landscape sustainability and food production
*       Food distribution and landscape impact
*       The history of food and landscape change

Information about Landscape Research can be found at:

Submission guidelines for the journal are available at:

All submissions should be via the Manuscript Central system:

The deadline for first submissions is 30 June 2014. If you would like to submit, please contact the journal in the first instance with your suggested abstract before 1 December 2013. Provisional publication date for the special issue is Spring 2015.

Send abstracts and enquiries to:
Maggie Roe
Editor, Landscape Research

Crista Ermiya
Landscape Research

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Claremont Tower, Newcastle University
Newcastle NE1 7RU
+44 (0)191 222 5559


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