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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development

Journal of Education for Sustainable Development

Published in Association with Centre for Environment Education

Editor-in-Chief
Kartikeya V Sarabhai Director, Centre for Environment Education, Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad, India
Editor
Prithi Nambiar Executive Director, Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Australia Inc., Sydney, NSW, Australia


eISSN: 09734074 | ISSN: 09734082 | Current volume: 13 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually

The Journal of Education for Sustainable Development (JESD) is a forum for academics and practitioners to share and critique innovations in thinking and practice in the emerging field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). A peer-reviewed international journal, JESD aims at global readership and is published twice a year.

The journal seeks articles from the field of environmental education, which pioneered much of the work in ESD, as well as from economics, communications, education, social sciences and the humanities.

The journal is formatted in sections of news, opinion, project descriptions, research, academic opportunities and reviews. Research articles develop, test, or advance ESD theory, research or practice. Project descriptions focus on innovative ESD projects and programmes. A special section addresses international news and events related to the Education for Sustainable Development. The journal publishes reviews of books, videos/films, curricula, and other print and nonprint ESD materials and programmes. Notes and comments from readers continue the discussion.

Contributions to all sections are welcome.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Journal of Education for Sustainable Development (JESD) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes empirical as well as research articles, reports and essays relating to all aspects of the emerging field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as it is practiced in formal primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, community organisations, government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organisations around the world.

Launched during the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), the journal seeks to provide an ongoing forum to share, analyze and examine thinking and practice in ESD; and to keep academics and practitioners abreast with the latest developments in the field. The scope of content is kept wide so as to cover all fields of formal and non formal ESD. The journal shares how teachers and educators in diverse fields can facilitate learning that is multidisciplinary, cross-cutting and holistic while enabling learners to address issues of local as well as global importance. Additionally, it aims to strike a balance in the geographical focus by covering innovations and research right across the globe.

The journal invites articles from the field of environmental education–which pioneered much of the work in ESD; as well as from all diverse disciplines as part of the urgent need to integrate ESD thinking and practice into every aspect of human activity. The journal specifically invites research articles on pioneering work in integrating ESD into disciplines in ways that challenge the traditional silo approach to education and practice.

Research Editor
M J Ravindranath Curriculum Development and Teacher Education Specialist, Bengaluru, India
Reviews Editor
Wynn Calder Director, Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future, Wayland, MA, USA
Assistant Editor
Padma G Programme Coordinator, Communication for Sustainable Development Group, Centre for Environment Education,Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad, India
Editorial Board
Stephen Sterling Professor of Sustainability Education, Centre for Sustainable Futures, Plymouth University, UK
Neil Pratt Sr. Environmental Affairs Officer, Outreach and Major Groups Implementation and Technical Support, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, World Trade Center, Canada
Peter Blaze Corcoran Director, Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers FL, USA
Zinaida Fadeeva Research Fellow, Education for Sustainable Development Programme, UNU-IAS, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan
John Fien Executive Director, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Maocir Gadotti Director General, Paulo Freire Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil
James Hindson Environmental Education Consultant, Shrewsbury, UK
Ryokichi Hirono Professor Emeritus, Seikei University, Tokyo, Japan
Charles Hopkins UNESCO Chair of Education for Sustainable Development, York University, Toronto, Canada
Alexander Leicht Chief of Section, Section of Education for Sustainable Development, Division for Teaching, Learning and Content Education Sector, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France
Frans Lenglet Senior Advisor, Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development, Gotland University, Visby, Sweden
Rupert Maclean Visiting Professor, Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath, England, UK
Rosalyn McKeown Programme Specialist, Section for Education for Sustainable Development, Division for Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO, Paris, France
Akpezi Ogbuigwe Director, Advancement and Linkages Center, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria & Founder, ANPEZ Center for Environment and Development, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Mahesh Pradhan Head, Environmental Education and Training Unit, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Ahmad Qablan Associate Professor of Science Education, Department of Curricula & Instruction, College of Educational Sciences, the Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
Heila Lotz Sisitka Professor & Chair: Environmental Education, Director: Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Rhodes University Education Department, ELRC , South Africa
Jim Taylor Director, Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, Howick, South Africa
Daniella Tilbury Vice-Chancellor and CEO, University of Gibraltar, Europa Point Campus, Gibraltar, UK
Mirian Vilela Executive Director, Earth Charter International Secretariat and Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the UPEACE, Costa Rica
A H Zakri Director, Centre for Global Sustainability Studies, University Sains, Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal of Education for Sustainable Development 

    Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, Journal of Education for Sustainable Development at:  jesd@ceeindia.org

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Education for Sustainable Development will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission
    5.2 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    • Journal seeks well-researched articles and critical analyses of philosophies, policies and issues; substantiated reports on innovative projects, activities, initiatives and best practices that have relevance or implications for other practitioners; reviews of educational materials and programmes, and news on upcoming events as well as highlights of relevant conferences and meetings.
    • Contributors must provide their designation, affiliation, complete postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers with their papers.
       
    • The journal follows spellings in British English rather than American spellings (hence programme, not program; labour, not labor; centre, not center, etc.). But use z spellings instead of s spellings as in endings with -ize, -ization, etc. (e.g., recognize, organize, civilize, etc.).
    • All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150 words. Authors should provide up to five keywords to assist in the indexing of their article. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
    • Articles should be no more than 8,000 words.
    • Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only to be used within single quotes.

    There is no limit on the number of references allowed.

    1.3 Writing your paper
    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    Journal of Education for Sustainable Development adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    2.2 Authorship
    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements
    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding
    Journal of Education for Sustainable Development requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    Journal of Education for Sustainable Development encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics
    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    Journal of Education for Sustainable Development and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication
    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      
    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving
    Journal of Education for Sustainable Development offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                              

    4.1 Formatting
    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material
    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style
    Journal of Education for Sustainable Development adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services
    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    The paper, in MS Word, should be submitted electronically to The Editor, Journal of Education for Sustainable Development at:  jesd@ceeindia.org

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission
    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2 Permissions
    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permissionfrom copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication           

    6.1 SAGE Production
    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication
    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article
    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article
    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to Journal of Education for Sustainable Development editorial office as follows:

    The Editor, Journal of Education for Sustainable Development at:  jesd@ceeindia.org

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