Call for Baltic Authors

We are currently finalising the "Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World We Want", which is the largest editorial project on matters related to sustainable development ever undertaken. You can see a preview to the right.

The project is being presented at the UN Sustainability Summit and we have noticed that many countries are still underrepresented in the Encyclopedia. So we are writing  to you, with the kind request that you send the note below (please scroll down) to 10-15 colleagues of yours today, please, so they may know about this opportunity.  You are also very welcome to make your own contribution, by contacting one of the deputy editors below.  Due to the quality of the peer review and the significant impact of this project to the international literature on sustainable development, accepted contributions will officially count for the purposes of promotion, career development and tenure. They provide an outstanding addition to anyone´s list of personal achievements.

Call for Authors: "Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development

Goals: Transforming the World We Want - Become an author in the world´s largest editorial project on sustainable development.

As you are probably aware, in September 2015 the UN General Assembly approved the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. On 1st January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development officiallycame into force.  The goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The 17 SDGs  are:

  • Goal 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable  industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

There are to date no comprehensive publications addressing the SDGs in an integrated way. Therefore, the "Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World We Want" is being produced by the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme, being published by Springer, as part of the award-winning "World Sustainability Series"

The Encyclopedia encompasses 17 volumes, each one devoted to one of the 17 SDGs. We plan 100 articles per volume, or 1.700 entries in total. We are nearly ready with the publication, and want to invite expressions of interest from colleagues who may wish to support this project and may be interested to act as authors.

This is a honorary, i.e. non-paid position, but entails a wide visibility since the names and affiliation of  the authors will appear on the publication both in print, as well as on the on-line version, which they will be able to access free of any charges. 

Contributions to the Encyclopedia are peer-reviewed and hence officially count for promotion and tenure purposes.

If you think you can accept our invitation to act as authors, please let  the following professors know:

They will then send you more details. You are welcome to take part on the world´s largest editorial project on sustainability ever undertaken. Many thanks.