• Deadline: 15th August 2024

The St Xaviers University Kolkata Journal of Interdisciplinary Research invites submissions for its upcoming issue (Volume 3- 2025) focused on “Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development.” This special issue aims to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and advance knowledge on pressing environmental challenges and pathways towards sustainable practices. We welcome submissions exploring topics such as climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, environmental justice, and policy innovation for sustainability, with a focus on interdisciplinary perspectives.

Sub-Themes/Suggested Areas

  • Ecocriticism and environmental literature
  • Representations of nature in literary works
  • Economic impacts of climate change
  • Sustainable development and economic growth
  • The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Mental health impacts of climate change
  • Environmental social work and community development
  • Advocacy for environmental justice and equity
  • Media framing of environmental issues
  • Environmental communication strategies and campaigns
  • Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER)
  • Sustainable business practices and green supply chains
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESC Investing
  • Environmental applications of Information Technology
  • Data analytics for environmental monitoring and management
  • Statistical methods for environmental data analysis
  • Modelling environmental trends and pattern
  • Environmental law and policy analysis
  • Legal strategies for climate change mitigatic and adaptation
  • Sustainable business practices and green supply chains

Submission Guidelines/ More Details:

  • Word Limit: 6000 words

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Instructions for Authors and Submission Guidelines

  • We accept research articles, reviews, case studies, and critical commentaries of no more than 6,000 words’ length (excluding bibliography). Articles are to be formatted following the Author-Date (Harvard) referencing style. Articles that have not followed the Author-Date referencing style will not be accepted. A detailed overview of the Author-Date style can be found on our website.  View link
  • Special instructions are provided for submissions in Economics. View instructions
  • Special instructions are provided for submissions in Law. View Instructions
  • Submissions are to be sent in any of the following file formats: Microsoft word (DOC, DOCX), Rich text format (RTF), TeX/LaTeX. We shall accept one submission per author only.
  • Plagiarism is defined in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, as “the failure to give appropriate acknowledgment when repeating or paraphrasing another’s wording” (2009, p.52). Please do not send us plagiarised work. All submissions to our journal are screened through TurnitIn, which detects any unoriginal work and identifies its source as well. The maximum allowable similarity score is 20%, and any manuscript with a higher similarity score will be considered ineligibly. We consider the copying of four or more consecutive words directly from a source, without citing it, as the most direct form of plagiarism. This does not include proper nouns, or common phrases such as “it might be argued that..” Passing off another scholar’s original ideas as one’s own by merely changing a few words-i.e., paraphrasing without citation-also constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism, if detected, immediately disqualifies an article for publication.
  • We are working on a short deadline for our second volume. Authors selected for publication shall be informed by the first week of November 2023, and sent feedback from peer reviewers shortly thereafter. They will be expected to return their work after incorporating suggested changes within a month.
  • We do not pay authors for publication, nor do we accept paid publications; however, authors shall receive a complementary print copy of the issue their work is published in.
  • Submitted articles will only be considered valid if they have a title. Articles should also be accompanied by an abstract (max. 500 words), a list of keywords (no more than 8), and a brief bio-note (no more than 300 words). The order should be as follows: Page 1: abstract and keywords. Page 2: bio-note. Page 3 onwards: full article. The Bibliography should begin on a fresh page.
  • Please note the following formatting guidelines: articles are to be submitted in the Times New Roman font, size 12, and using 1.5 spacing. Indentation: first line of each new paragraph. The text should not be in two or more columns.
  • All images, graphs, diagrams, etc., that have been sourced from somewhere else, must be cited. Authors must acquire rights to reproduce copyrighted images, or use only copyright-free images, if required at all.
  • The copyright for published articles belongs to the journal. Authors will be sent a copyrights form once their article is accepted for publication, by which they transfer the copyright to SXUKJIR.

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