Earth Common Journal

Earth Common Journal (ECJ) is an international undergraduate peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum where students communicate a diversity of ideas and information on issues concerning conservation, sustainability, and climate change. Earth Common Journal is published by MacEwan University, Bachelor of Communication Studies program. It is published annually in September, with its inaugural issue released in 2011. Earth Common Journal accepts articles from all disciplines, and includes research projects that are empirical, qualitative, creative, and interdisciplinary in content and approach. It also accepts articles from students internationally, to provide global perspectives and discussions on conservation, sustainability, and climate change.

To access the most recently published issues click on the Archives link in the main menu of the journal.

Earth Common Journal: Everyday Activism, Vol. 4(1), 2014 (Published September 30, 2014)

Cover Design by Vladislava Monakhova (Fine Art Program, MacEwan University)

This cover design is a nod to Norman Rockwell's Americana and early advertising posters of late seventies. His influence is in the character interaction through simple gesture, in the typical profile poses, and in the richness of character detail imbibed in their expressions and charm. A younger girl looks up to an atypical elderly woman, trying to fashion her hair into a similar style in a burst of honest inspiration. Greens and earthy motives have been included in both of them, and the characters have been painted to represent the youthful spirit of the issue alongside the everyday tradition of care for the environment. The journal logo serves as a tie-in element with the worn brick background, showing the nature of the cycle

Earth Common Journal is also included and accessible through JournalQuest, an international academic database


Earth Common Journal: Convergence Vol. 5(1) 2015

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