International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) is the first international scholarly publication to specifically address the need for documentation and the dissemination of research, studies and projects on sustainability matters at higher education institutions.


The issue of sustainability in a higher education context is, to some extent, a recent theme. Since over 600 universities worldwide have committed themselves towards sustainability by signing international agreements and convention such as the Bologna Charter, The Halifax Declaration, the Talloires Declaration and the Copernicus Charter for Sustainable Development, the journal provides a vital outlet for this emerging research field. 

The aim of the journal is to provide up-to-date information on new developments and trends, and to enable networking and information exchange on a global basis.

Authors are invited to submit papers from the following areas: 

  • Environmental management systems
  • Sustainable development
  • Curricular innovation
  • Campus greening
  • Operational aspects of universities
  • Energy, water, recycling, waste management
  • Planning and design of campuses
  • Environmental reports
  • Environmental policies and action plans
  • Staff and student initiatives

Other themes associated to the above or emerging topics will also be considered. 

The journal is designed to be an international forum, relevant not only to people working in the academic sector, but also to practitioners, consultants and professional writers.

This journal is abstracted and indexed in

  • A+ Education, 
  • Australian Education Index, 
  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Educational Psychology & Administration, 
  • Current Contents® / Social and Behavioral Sciences, 
  • EBSCO, 
  • Environmental Abstracts, 
  • e-psyche, 
  • ERIC, 
  • HEDBIB, 
  • Journal Citation Reports/ Social Sciences Edition (ISI), 
  • LexisNexis Environmental,
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Social Sciences Citation Index® (ISI), 
  • Scopus

This journal is ranked by

Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, QUALIS (A2), Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition (ISI), Scopus, The Publication Forum (Finland)

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