Human Ontogenetics — new OA interdisciplinary journal


"human_ontogenetics is an international interdisciplinary open access journal edited under the auspices of the Society of Human Ontogenetics and published by Wiley-Blackwell.

The science of human ontogenetics deals with the development of the human individual as a biopsychosocial unit from conception until death. It aims – as critical theory, conceptual framework and research program – at a holistic comprehension of man in his structural and temporal dimensions.

human_ontogenetics is a forum for original disciplinary research, interdisciplinary studies, conceptual work and metadisciplinary syntheses focusing on the ontogeny of human beings and its evolution. The journal covers developmental and evolutionary aspects of all human sciences – the scope ranges from empirical biomedical studies to philosophical concepts. Special focus will be given to studies on the developmental origins of health and disease."

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Environmental Justice — new journal


"Mary Ann Liebert brings out premier issue of Environmental Justice 15 May 2008

Publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., US, has announced the launch of a new journal – Environmental Justice. Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, the premier issue of which is available for free online at

A quarterly publication, Environmental Justice seeks to be the central forum for the research, debate, and discussion of the equitable treatment and involvement of all people, especially minority and low-income populations, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. The journal aims to provide an intellectual forum that presents a balanced and objective assessment of environmental inequalities locally, nationally, and globally.

Environmental Justice explores the adverse and disparate environmental burden impacting marginalized populations and draws upon the expertise and perspectives of all parties involved in environmental justice struggles: communities, industry, academia, government, and nonprofit organisations. Legal challenges and lawsuits to ensure prevention of harmful policies, projects, and developments are within its purview. Also, the journal covers issues of compliance and enforcement, activism, and corrective actions."

Source:   Knowledgespeak Newsletter