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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Content: Table of Contents  
Information: Journal information  |  Editorial Team  |  Author Guidelines
Other: Journal News (inc. calls for papers)  |  Recommend this journal

2018 Impact Factor: 1.437*
5-year Impact Factor (2018): 2.377*

CiteScore 2018: 2.29
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 2.68 (Updated Monthly)

IJSHE Thematic Focus: 2021 and 2022
We are pleased to announce that for the period 2021-2022, the journal will pursue the theme
"Sustainability Science and Higher Education". We look forward to your submission!

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.

The aim of International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education is to provide up-to-date information on new developments and trends on sustainability in a higher education context, and to catalyse networking and information exchange on sustainable development as a whole, and on the SDGs in particular, on a global basis.

Authors are invited to submit papers from the following areas:

  • 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

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 concerned with, and working in the field of sustainable development.

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education is abstracted and indexed in:

  • A+ Education, 
  • Australian Education Index,
  • BFI (Denmark) 
  • 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
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals
  • QUALIS (A2)
  • ReadCube Discover
  • The Publication Forum (Finland)

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education  is ranked by:

Scopus, Social Science Citation Index SSCI (Clarivate Analytics)

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Education eJournals Collection. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit the Emerald Education eJournals Collection page.

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* 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)