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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The European Journal of Sustainable Development is currently being published in one volume per year of three issues in the months of Febbruary, June and October along with the Online version.

Deadlines for manuscript submission:

30  December for the Febbruary issue

30 April for the June issue

30 July for the October issue

Manuscripts may be submitted electronically directly to:

  ejsd@ecsdev.org

Submitted manuscripts must not have been published previously, moreover submission to the journal will be deemed to imply that the manuscript will not be submitted elsewhere if accepted.

The language of the manuscript should be English or Italian.  A research article should comprise of the title, authors, affiliation of authors, a sufficiently informative abstract of about 150 words(English only), Keywords, and Introduction of the paper. `End of proof' should be indicated by a halmos. References at the end of the manuscript should be arranged alphabetically; citation of reference in the text should be indicated by bracketed numbers, i.e., [1].

Editorial decisions on acceptance or otherwise will be taken normally within 4-5 weeks of receipt of a paper.

The corresponding author will receive galley proofs, which should be corrected and returned within 48 hours of receipt.

Authors must retain a copy of every contribution, as these will not be sent along with the proofs to be corrected by the authors.

Plagiarism Policy

The EJSD Journal will judge any plagiarism policy on its own merits. If plagiarism is detected either by the editors, peer reviewers or editorial staff at any stage of the publication the author/s will be requested to rewrite the text or quote exactly and to cite the original source. If the plagiarism is extensive, that is, if at least 25% of the original submission is plagiarism - the article may be rejected.

Responsibility of the contents rests upon the authors and not upon the publisher.

Processing Fee

The European Journal of Sustainable Development does not apply any article processing Fee.

Submission Fee

The authors or their institutions should honour a charge of 250 Euros, mandatory for the publication. The Journal fee as stated above applies on each accepted manuscript including shipping of one original hard copy to the corresponding author. For more copies of the journal please contact the editor.

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