Journal call for papers from International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

On behalf of the editorial team International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, I would like to invite papers examining topics from across the journal’s scope for submission.

Typical areas of interest include:

  • Environmental management systems
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • 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

About the journal

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 conventions 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. More recently, the "Agenda 2030" agreed by the UN General Assembly in November 2015 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean that higher education institutions should, more than ever, engage on the implementation of sustainable development across all subject areas.

Submission Process

In the first instance authors should submit an abstract of not more than 500 words describing the content of the proposed paper and demonstrating how it addresses the themes of the journal.

Abstracts should be sent to the Editor:
Professor Walter Leal Filho BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DL, DLitt, DEd
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences - Germany

[email protected]

Following an initial review process, selected authors will be invited to submit a full paper. Articles should be between 6000-8000 words in length. The peer review process, formatting guidelines and publishing schedule of International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education here.