Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development is a Columbia University-published open-access online academic journal dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary dialogue on sustainable development. As an intellectually rigorous forum, Consilience connects students, researchers, professors, and practitioners from various academic fields and geographical regions.
Each semester, Consilience invites researchers who exemplify our mission statement to submit their work to the Journal. We are now accepting submissions for our 26th edition.
The types of submissions accepted include scholarly articles, opinion pieces, field notes, and photo essays. You can view past issues here. Our author guidelines, with further descriptions of the types of articles we are looking for, are available here.
For this Fall 2022 issue, Consilience is hoping to encourage research-based academic discussions at the intersection of sustainability and:
- Global public health and the COVID-19 pandemic
- Pioneering technology and the energy transition
- Finance and policy
- Environmental/social justice and climate migration
- Agriculture, urban planning, and community development
- Any other intersectional topics within sustainable development
Papers selected for publication undergo a thorough review and editing process. If interested, please submit all articles through our online portal. Due to COVID-related disruptions, submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, however, it is highly recommended that articles are submitted by Sunday, October 23rd at 11:59 PM EST.
Additionally, Consilience is also seeking peer reviewers for our upcoming issue. Those interested in serving as anonymous peer reviewers must either be enrolled in a doctoral-level/graduate-level program or have a doctoral/graduate degree relating to sustainable development. We will be using Publons to acknowledge and support the work of our peer reviewers. If this is of interest, please take a moment to fill out this brief form to be added to our contact list of peer reviewers.
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