Abbreviated Title: EJSD
First Published: 1 Feb 2012
Language: English, Italian
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.
Manuscripts may be submitted electronically directly to:
EJSD Journal will consider only manuscripts submited through institutional email addresses that can be easily verified.
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. We strongly encourage authors to submit manuscripts that are under 20 pages / 10,000 words including everything (except detailed data descriptions and experimental instructions). While we understand some papers must be longer, if a paper (except for data and instructions) is longer than the aforementioned length it may be rejected without review.
A possible example can be found at the following link: http://ojs.ecsdev.org/index.php/ejsd/article/view/71/65
Page and text Layout
Please use the following rule of text for your manuscript:
References: References to other publications must be in APA reference style. All references must correspond to citations in the text. Please double check this before submitting a manuscript. Use initials for first and middle names. Give the names of all the authors. For date of publication, only provide the year unless it is a newspaper article, in which case provide the complete date. List references alphabetically by first author.
Sequence of the Article: In summary, the mandatory sequence of material in the paper should be title, author names, author affiliations, abstract, Keywords, body of the paper, acknowledgements (if any), references, appendices (if any).
The Editorial Decision
Reviewers evaluate the manuscript on the basis of originality, technical quality, clarity of presentation, and importance to the field. The Editors evaluate the reviewers’ arguments in the context of the scope and aims of the journal and make the final decision on each manuscript. The possible decisions include: accept; revise to address the concerns of the reviewers before the editors make a final decision; reject but consider a resubmission if significant additional work is completed; or decline on the grounds of major technical or interpretational flaws, insufficient advance, or lack of novelty and interest.
In cases when reviewers make different or conflicting recommendations, the Editors may request additional information from the reviewers, consult other experts, and/or ask the authors to clarify sections in question. Some manuscripts that are declined may be considered upon resubmission if significant additional work is completed, but authors are required to let the Editor know that the work is being resubmitted for reconsideration.
Reviewers may be asked to review subsequent versions of the manuscript, especially if new data have been added to the paper, to evaluate whether the authors have addressed the scientific concerns. In such cases, blind copies of all reviewers’ comments are normally sent to the reviewers. The Editors will expedite any additional rounds of reviews to ensure timely publication. Any appeals should be addressed to the Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and should include a concise statement of the specific reason for appeal. The Editors strongly disapprove of any attempts by authors to determine the identity of reviewers or to confront potential reviewers. The editorial policy of this journal is neither to confirm nor to deny any speculation about the identities of our reviewers.
Correction of the galley proofs is the responsibility of the Corresponding Author. Extensive or important changes on page proofs, including changes to the title or list of authors, are subject to review by the editor. 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.
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.
Submission Fee: The European Journal of Sustainable Development does not apply any article submission Fee.
Processing Fee: The Article Processing Charge for publication in the European Journal of Sustainable Development is EUR 550. 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. Authors are not required to pay at the moment of submission. If the paper will be accepted, the Authors will be guided through the payment procedure.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.