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Special Issue "Collaboration for Sustainability"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
1. Brandeis University, Office of the Provost, MS 134, Waltham, MA, 02453, United States
2. Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Tempe, AZ, 85282, United States
Interests: collaboration, peer review, environmental justice
Collaborations that extends across academic disciplines and into professions and the organized general public are widely recognized as essential to produce the knowledge and innovation required to address sustainability challenges. However, the best way to organize and conduct such collaborations is not well understood, particularly as differences exist in epistemic cultures, professional practices, political interests, social backgrounds, sustainability challenges, and a lot of other work against effective collaboration. For this Special Issue, we invite papers that analyze the organization and dynamics of sustainability collaborations and that propose new patterns of collaboration to achieve sustainability goals. We welcome empirical work of every variety, including case studies, comparative case studies (that involve different countries, disciplines, or sustainability challenges), and surveys. We also invite conceptual papers that reveal new aspects or dynamics of collaboration, or that propose innovative ways to bring scientists, engineers, members of other professions, and representatives of the public into productive collaboration. We encourage papers of every sort to address cultural differences, power dynamics, social justice, and equity.
Prof. Edward Hackett
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- comparative analysis
- public engagement