Special Issue "Communication for and about Sustainability"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)
Prof. Dr. Gerd Michelsen
Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Interests: sustainability communication; education for sustainable development; higher education
Prof. Dr. Matthias Barth
Institute for Competence Development, University of Applied Science Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Germany
Interests: sustainability communications; social learning; education for sustainable development
Twenty years after Rio what is needed more than ever is a search for ways to improve the social capacity to guide interactions between nature and society toward a more sustainable future. This is and needs to be a process of social learning in its broadest sense, in which communication plays a crucial role. Taking this into account, sustainability communication is a process of mutual understanding of the normative concept of sustainability as well as the individual and societal possibilities of taking action.
This special issue – to be published in 2013 - aims to take stock and map existing research on sustainability communication and to explore the role sustainability communication plays for a sustainable transition. We invite submissions that examine all aspects of communication related to sustainability in any setting and at any level of communication (such as interpersonal, group, intergroup, organizational, or mass communication). We particularly encourage contributions from different disciplinary perspectives employing a broad variety of research methods (philosophical/theoretical, conceptual or empirical).
Prof. Dr. Gerd Michelsen
Prof. Dr. Matthias Barth
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Sustainability 2013, 5(6), 2457-2479; doi:10.3390/su5062457
Received: 29 March 2013; in revised form: 3 May 2013 / Accepted: 21 May 2013 / Published: 4 June 2013| Download PDF Full-text (604 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Communication Regarding Sustainability: Conceptual Perspectives and Exploration of Societal Subsystems
Sustainability 2013, 5(7), 2976-2990; doi:10.3390/su5072976
Received: 18 May 2013; in revised form: 28 June 2013 / Accepted: 1 July 2013 / Published: 9 July 2013| Download PDF Full-text (643 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Sustainability 2013, 5(8), 3562-3580; doi:10.3390/su5083562
Received: 5 July 2013; in revised form: 2 August 2013 / Accepted: 12 August 2013 / Published: 19 August 2013| Download PDF Full-text (530 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Strengthening Knowledge Co-Production Capacity: Examining Interest in Community-University Partnerships
Sustainability 2013, 5(9), 3744-3770; doi:10.3390/su5093744
Received: 17 May 2013; in revised form: 31 July 2013 / Accepted: 15 August 2013 / Published: 4 September 2013| Download PDF Full-text (598 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Addressing the Complexities of Boundary Work in Sustainability Science through Communication
Sustainability 2013, 5(10), 4195-4221; doi:10.3390/su5104195
Received: 29 July 2013; in revised form: 14 August 2013 / Accepted: 11 September 2013 / Published: 25 September 2013| Download PDF Full-text (584 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Communication and the Narrative Basis of Sustainability: Observations from the Municipal Water Sector
Sustainability 2013, 5(10), 4428-4443; doi:10.3390/su5104428
Received: 8 August 2013; in revised form: 28 August 2013 / Accepted: 30 September 2013 / Published: 17 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (620 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Communicating Climate Change through ICT-Based Visualization: Towards an Analytical Framework
Sustainability 2013, 5(11), 4760-4777; doi:10.3390/su5114760
Received: 1 July 2013; in revised form: 28 October 2013 / Accepted: 30 October 2013 / Published: 7 November 2013| Download PDF Full-text (341 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Last update: 22 August 2013